Friday June 5th
“I want to do something. But I just don’t know where to start.” Many of us feel a growing urgency to respond to George Floyd’s death and the larger pandemic of systemic racism. At the same time, you might wonder what you can do about it as an individual — you may even feel confused about something you’ve heard or seen and want a chance to process it. We will be hosting this Zoom meeting to create a space for us to share together about our experience in this moment and discuss concrete ways we can take action for racial justice. This is not designed to be primarily about information — rather, we recognize that feeling connected to a community for the sake of mutual encouragement and accountability is often the missing link between knowing and doing when it comes to making changes in our lives. This meeting is open to anyone. We highly encourage white brothers and sisters to prioritize participating as we seek to better share the load in the struggle against racial injustice with people of color.
In order for this to be a fruitful and safe gathering, we ask that participants make the following commitments:
- I will have watched the “Two Pandemics: African-American Perspectives on COVID-19 and Systemic Racism” video which can be viewed on the LCAH Facebook page
- I will come to this gathering with a posture of humility. My goal is not to merely share an opinion on racial justice, but to use this conversation to help discern my role in addressing it.
- I will come to this gathering with a posture of openness. When I hear a perspective that is different than mine, I will seek understanding.
- I will come to this gathering with a posture of commitment. I may not have all the answers, but I am committed to taking a concrete step to increase my share of the load in the struggle for justice.