One Human Race Workshops Coming Up

The One Human Race Initiative provides a safe, open, and productive environment to learn and share about race.  We’ll watch the PBS documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” share in small groups, and learn about concepts from Eric Law’s The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb.

 

All workshops are free and open to the public.  Registration is required.  Lunch and snacks are provided.  Childcare will be provided on May 4th by St. Julian of Norwich.

 

Saturday, May 4th, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

St. Julian of Norwich Episcopal Church

7700 Cat Hollow Dr. #204, Round Rock

 

Saturday, May 18th, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Bethany United Methodist Church

10010 Anderson Mill Road, Austin

 

Click here to register.

 

Media Recap of Summit on Race in America

The Summit on Race in America at the LBJ Presidential Library

From April 8-10, 2019, the LBJ Foundation hosted The Summit on Race in America. Civil rights icons joined by esteemed leaders, activists, musicians, comedians, and other artists for open, candid discussions on the failures, progress, and challenges our country faces on race today. While no exploration of the complex issue of race can be definitive or complete, we hope that in bringing together a myriad of voices, The Summit on Race in America will promote a deeper understanding of the challenges our country faces. In doing so, we also aim not only to strengthen our resolve for meaningful change but to foster greater unity among all Americans.

See video and photos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL57QSDvgks3tQljO2fPFZYNVIY-Qyg1Dw

One Human Race Workshop

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2018

MFSA Participates in Austin MLK March

MFSA – Austin members participated in the MLK Celebration and Community March on January 15

Plaque Commemorates Lynching Victims

The Montgomery, Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative reports 335 lynching victims in Texas between 1877 and 1950.  MFSA representatives joined about 250 gathered on December 16 in an East Austin church to remember those anonymous deaths.  Later, under a steady, cold rain, most of those people huddled outside as Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder, Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett unveiled a blue-and-gold plaque in front of Wesley United Methodist Church.  The plaque, headlined “Lynching in Travis County,” is the seventh such remembrance installed by the Alabama-based EJI nationwide and the first from that group in Texas. (Photo courtesy Austin American-Statesman)

MFSA Meeting on Thursday, November 9

PERSIST! – Racism in the United Methodist Church

The November meeting of the Rio Texas MFSA will be Thursday, November 9, at Saint John’s UMC Austin.  Continuing the yearlong PERSIST! theme, the speaker will be Dr. Barbara Finlay.  Dr. Finlay is a sociologist with degrees from Texas Tech, UT-El Paso, and the University of Florida and minors in history and religion.  In addition, she has a Master of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  Her career in academia included teaching at the University of Florida, Oregon State University, and Texas A&M, where she served for 26 years on the Sociology faculty.  The author of five books, Dr. Finlay has a particular interest and expertise in race and gender issues.  She retired from TAMU in 2008.  We hope you can join us for her revealing presentation.

We invite you to join us at Saint John’s UMC, 2140 Allandale Rd. in Austin for this special discussion. Contact Rowland Curry rcurry@austin.rr.com with questions.

For our San Antonio friends:  Susan Aguilar is offering a ride to Austin and back for the Nov 9 meeting with RSVP – Text or leave a message at 210-717-8604.

Join us at 6:30p for snacks.  The program begins at 7p.  All are welcome.

One Human Race

The goal of One Human Race is to create a safe, open, and productive environment for participants to examine the American concept of race, share feelings and experiences, and engage in discussions about race. Over a dozen Austin-area churches have held this three-session Saturday workshop and participants have been transformed, encouraged, and inspired in the ways they see each other, participate in community, and communicate about race.

May 13, 20 & 27
12:30-3:30 p.m.
St. John’s United Methodist Church
2140 Allandale Road
Austin, TX 78756

Click here to sign up.

The One Human Race Initiative is a ministry of the Union of Black Episcopalians, Myra McDaniel Chapter. For questions, Contact Rev. Hilary Marchbanks  hilary@stjohnsaustin.org
or 
512-452-5737.