Anti-Racism Workshop by Rio Texas MFSA in Austin

Anti-Racism Workshop in Austin

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

Rev. Neal Christie will host the workshop, “Shaping Beloved Community: From Dignity, Recognition and Inclusivity to Advocacy and Equity” at Saint John’s UMC on Saturday, February 29th, 9:00am – 3:30pm. The event is cosponsored by the Rio Texas MFSA (Methodist Federation for Social Action) and the Saint John’s Risk-Taking Mission & Service Committee. Cost for the workshop is $10. A light lunch will be provided.

This workshop will examine the concepts of diversity, inclusivity, equity, cultural humility, and intersectionality; how both external and internalized racism and ethnocentrism create and perpetuate racist systems.  We’ll explore what it means to live in a race-dominant culture and how white privilege perpetuates that culture; what does a race-equitable culture look like?  We will look at specific public policies in the U.S. and how they perpetuate exclusion, marginalization, and oppression.

Join us as we learn more about ourselves as persons created in the image of God, and to affirm Christ’s grace in our church and society.

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, and 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.

Register at https://2020anti-racism_workshop.eventbrite.com. If you have questions, please contact Anne Mund at ennadnum@hotmail.com. To pay by check, please follow the instructions at the bottom of event flyer: Anti-racism_Flyer2020

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)

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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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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.

 

“Just Mercy” – Go See It!

(From Michael B. Jordan, who plays Bryan Stevenson in the film…)

Every day, innocent Black people are imprisoned in our country, but we rarely see their stories on the big screen.  That’s why I’m so proud to have had an opportunity to work on Just Mercy, a film that hit theaters on January 10 and tells the story about modern day hero Bryan Stevenson and his Equal Justice Initiative.

As an actor and producer on the film, with my company Outlier Society, this is a story that I know has real implications in our world today.  Authentic storytelling can serve as a powerful deterrent to the fear and racism that drive our justice system.  When faced with the human emotion and devastating impact of injustice, we must demand change.  We must work together to keep the story from repeating itself.

We hear too often of individuals who face or challenge unjust charges in the news.  Meanwhile, entire families, communities and whole generations have been swept up into these necessary fights for freedom.

The story of Just Mercy is one of community, justice and redemption on death row.  It’s the story Black communities across the country face with evolution of slavery: our criminal justice system.

Just Mercy will bring the full story out of the shadows and I hope you are able to come out on this weekend to see what hope and fight looks like.

One Human Race Workshop

9 AM – 5:30 PM  October 12,  St. James’ Episcopal Church

This free one-day workshop provides a safe, open, and productive environment to learn and share about race. Snacks and lunch are provided. We’ll watch Race: The Power of an Illusion, examine concepts from Eric Law’s The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb, and share in small groups. Registration is required. Reserve your place here.

Austin Channing Brown at University UMC Austin!

Join us as Brown helps us unpack what it means to be a progressive in the fight for equality, challenging us to look inward to address our daily prejudices as we strive for an actively anti-racist community.

Bio

Austin Channing Brown began her journey as a racial reconciler in college with an experience called Sankofa–a three-day bus trip exploring black history sites throughout the South. On this pilgrimage that she came face-to-face with her history, shared the experience with others, and for the first time in her life watched friends become transformed by learning about African American history and racism.

Austin earned a master’s degree in social justice from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. Building on her Sankofa experience and the foundation of her graduate work, she has directed a short-term missions site on the west side of Chicago, creating interactive opportunities for youth to engage issues of poverty, injustice. She also served on staff with Willow Creek Community Church, developing strategies and programming around multiculturalism. Currently, she serves as resident director and multicultural liaison for Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Austin travels the country throughout the year sharing her message at colleges, universities, conferences, and churches. She has been featured at the Justice Conference, Why Christian? Conference, Christians for Biblical Equality International Conference, the University of Northwestern, the CCDA National Conference, the Salvation Army ONE Conference and Focus on the Family: Focus Leadership Institute, to name just a few.

Event Details

LOCATION :

University United Methodist Church
2409 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78705

TIME

Doors at 6:30 pm
Starts at 7:00 pm
Approximate Run-time is 90 mins

PARKING

There are several paid parking options available including street parking, a surface lot across the street or a parking garage on San Antonio street.

Ride sharing services such as Uber or Lift are an encouraged alternative option.

POLICIES

University UMC is a smoke free and weapon free campus.