Anti-Racism Workshop

Anti-Racism Workshop

 

Shaping Beloved Community: From Dignity,
Recognition and Inclusivity to Advocacy and Equity

 

Saturday, February 29 – 9:00am -3:30pm

Saint John’s United Methodist Church

2140 Allandale Rd. – Austin, TX

 

Sponsored by

Rio Texas Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) &

Saint John’s Risk-Taking Mission & Service Committee

 

Featuring

Rev. Neal Christie

Rev. Christie, who serves as Assistant General Secretary for Education and Leadership Formation on the UMC General Board of Church and Society, directs the agency’s educational opportunities, including world-wide trainings, workshops, seminars, & internships. He also coordinates curriculum related to the UM Social Principles.

Rev. Christie has authored a number of publications and produced several educational videos on social justice for the church. He is an elder in the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church. Neal has been devoted to the ministry with Church and Society for 20 years.

Please join us for a day of learning from Rev. Christie about the dignity of each individual and how we can advocate for equality for all persons.

A light lunch will be provided.

Please register by Wednesday, February 26. Registration information below.

 

Registration Information

Pay by Credit Card:  $10.00 (fees included) Use this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anti-racism-workshop-shaping-beloved-community-from-dignity-recognition-and-inclusivity-to-advocacy-tickets-91912567965

Pay by Check:  $10.00 in advance (by February 26). Mail check and this form to the address below.

Pay at the door:  $15.00 (limited number available)

Name(s):  __________________________________________________

Address:  ______________________________City: ________________

Congregation:                                    # Tickets: ____ X $ 10.00 = $ _____

E-Mail (for confirmation): ______________________________________

Indicate Special Dietary Need: _________________________________

Make Check to Rio Texas MFSA

Mail this form and check to:

Rio Texas MFSA

PO Box 66055

Austin, TX  78766-6055

For more information contact Anne Mund ennadnum@hotmail.com

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2019-2020 Theme

Stand Up!  Speak Out!  Take Action!

January 2020 – Make Plans to Take Action

Rio Texas MFSA will not have a monthly meeting in January.  We urge you to join in the Women’s March and Rally at the state Capitol on January 18.  Then on Monday, January 20, join us in attending the MLK Program, March, and Rally beginning at 9 am at the UT campus.

Rally at the Capitol – Austin

Saturday, January 18, 12p-3p – South Steps of Texas Capitol

Please note that various advocacy groups are planning concurrent marches on January 18 that start earlier than noon.  Speeches at the Capitol will begin about noon. https://www.womensmarchontexascapitol.org/

MLK Day Community March – Austin

Monday, January 20, 9:00 a.m.
MLK Statue, UT Campus, Austin

The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city. The MLK Community March kicks off on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9 a.m. with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus.

At the conclusion of the program at the MLK Statue, we will march to the south steps of the Capitol for a rally.

After the Capitol program, the march will proceed to the historic Huston-Tillotson University, where exciting activities are planned.

This year, we are asking marchers to help by donating can goods or non-perishable food items, which will be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank.

Click here to learn more about the march:   http://www.mlkcelebration.com/celebration-events/march-and-festival/.

Racism Workshop by Rio Texas MFSA in Austin

“Shaping Beloved Community: From Dignity, Recognition and Inclusivity to Advocacy and Equity”

Rev. Neal Christie,
UMC General Board of Church & Society
Assistant General Secretary for Education & Leadership Formation

Neal directs the agency’s educational opportunities including world-wide trainings, workshops, seminars, and internships. He also coordinates curriculum related to the UM Social Principles.

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9a – 4p

Saint John’s UMC Austin

2140 Allandale Road

Austin, TX  78756

Registration information to be provided soon.

 

Volunteers Needed for PIT Count

WHAT IS THE POINT IN TIME COUNT?

The Point In Time Count (PIT Count) is an annual census of the homeless population in the Austin/Travis County area. Early in the morning of January 25th, 2020, hundreds of volunteers will head out across Austin/Travis County to count every person experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Volunteers will count people sleeping in cars, tents, parks, under bridges, and on the streets. The information from this count is used to guide public policy and is vital for securing resources to help end homelessness in our community.

Media Coverage

Official 2019 Point In Time Count results flyer