Trinity Church in Excelsior is offering anti-racism training for youth and adult leaders, specifically for those people who are going up to White Earth. This offering is open and inviting to all youth and adult leaders regardless of past history or experience talking about race and racism. While the reason for the training is the White Earth project, all senior high youth and adult leaders are welcome to attend.
So you’re going on a mission trip . . . or you’re prepping to do some serious interaction with people who are different than you . . . Maybe you’re thinking about some of these questions:
- Where do race, color, and culture fit into the picture?
- What’s the difference between prejudice and bigotry?
- What’s power got to do with racism?
- Privilege and internalized oppression – what are they?
- What’s the system got to do with racism?
- How can I be an anti-racist?
- Allies – how do they make a difference? Interested in learning more?
Come to an exploration session where we’ll watch some videos, have some conversations, practice deep listening, learn some new concepts, and build some new awareness about ourselves and others who are different from us.
Where: Trinity Church, Excelsior
When: Saturday, June 9: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Who: Lelanda Lee, Diocese of Colorado.
Lelanda Lee was born in New York to a Chinese refugee-immigrant family and grew up in inner city Detroit. She learned Cantonese at home and English when she started first grade. She was a teenager during the Civil Rights Movement and a young woman during the Women’s Movement. Involvement in those Movements shaped Lelanda’s lifelong commitment to advocating for equal rights for all people. Lelanda lived in Hawaii for fifteen years as an adult, which she says felt like a homecoming, because she was finally in an environment where she was no longer a racial minority. Lelanda worked in banking as a trust officer and commercial lender. Lelanda serves as Secretary of the Diocese of Colorado’s Standing Committee, a General Convention deputy, lay representative to Executive Council from Province VI, and ecumenical representative to the ELCA Church Council. She is an EfM (Education for Ministry) graduate and mentor and a certified Anti-Racism Trainer. Lelanda has previously been employed as a part-time youth minister and program administrator for the Colorado Episcopal Foundation, focused on stewardship, planned giving, and leadership development.
Trinity will finance the trainer and all materials and will subsidize lunch. Trinity asks for a $5 contribution from each participant for food, though scholarships are absolutely available if the $5 is in ANY way a hardship or barrier to participation. The contribution will be collected at the door.
Register online now.