Collaborative Bridge Builders

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 13:48 | Category : Events, Racial Justice, Reconciliation Reflections
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Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. and Colesville United Methodist Church, in Silver Spring, Maryland, will be hosting a discussion with Dr. F. Willis Johnson, author of Holding up Your Corner: Talking About Race in Your Community. We will explore ways people of faith can work together to promote social justice and racial understanding. Please contact bgirtonm@graceandrace.org by September 2, 2017 if you are interested in more information.

Realizing the Civil Rights Dream…

Sunday, 26 November 2017, 19:57 | Category : Reconciliation Reflections
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Grace and Race Ministries,Inc.hosted a conversation with Dr. Kenneth B. Bedell to discuss his book, Realizing the Civil Rights Dream:Diagnosing and Treating American Racism. Rev. Jesse Jackson wrote the forward to the book. One thing is abundantly clear, racism is still alive. We must develop an understanding of the relevance of historical contexts, social, cultural, economic, and political institutions and practices in order to implement real strategies for change.

Dr. Bedell has now established a website to provide access to additional information, share new data, ideas and resources that will help to connect people interested in helping to overcome racism in america..

Click on to http://www.civilrightsdream.com when you have a moment and read his tribute to Rev. Jesse Jackson.

There is still work to do.

Stay tuned.

Brenda Girton-Mitchell

Uniting Against Violence and Racism

Sunday, 26 November 2017, 19:25 | Category : Reconciliation Reflections
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The Rev. Dr. Mary Ivey, Founder of Maine Street Ministries, extends an urgent invitation to the launching of “America’s Love, Race and Grace Partnership Program for the World!” The purpose is to plan community strategies to move forward against “BULLYING, DOMESTIC AND COMMUNITY VIOLENCE, AND RACISM” through the Love, Race and Grace humanitarian program.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Historic Shiloh Baptist Church
1510 9th Street,NW
Washington,DC

9:00 am -2:00 pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
RSVP TO DRMARYIVEY@MAINEAVENUEMINISTRIES.COM or leave a message at 202-686-1216

RACIAL AWARENESS AND MINDFULNESS: MINI FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, AWARENESS & HEALING

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 21:27 | Category : Cultural Diversity, Event Registration, Events, Racial Justice
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Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. is pleased to share this  announcement of an upcoming event to promote Racial Awareness and help equip those who desire to become actively engaged in anti-racism efforts to help heal our nation. This Festival will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 am – 5pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW, Washington, DC.

Racial Awareness 2017:  A Mini-Festival of the Arts, Awareness, and Healing intends to help people of goodwill reflect on the remaining reality of racism in our society through media, rhythm, and practical exposure through experiential workshops in both African-American and white caucuses, as well as multiracial spaces, opening awareness of privilege and supremacy, and healing years of unresolved trauma.

This festival is not for those who wish to gather information without an urgent need to change! Americans continue to debate the shape and extent of racism in society. Yet shootings of unarmed African-Americans, disproportional incarceration and poverty rates, and a continuing list of disparities remind us as the Church and as citizens that the U.S. must continue to press ahead with addressing issues of racism and white supremacy. Politicians are promoting bigoted ideas and organizations. Many whites have watched the crisis unfold and have said, “I didn’t know that was still happening… What can I do?” Because so many people remain to be reached, we are organizing a second Racial Awareness Festival in 2017. Our long-term goal is to make this an annual event with festivals addressing racial awareness and healing nationwide.  Month by month, interest grows in the project.

http://racialawareness2017.eventbrite.com

 

Realizing the Civil Rights Dream

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 8:38 | Category : Cultural Diversity, Events, Racial Justice
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Hey Grace and Race Friends,

In case you missed it, our friend Ken Bedell has a newly released book Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism. Join us on October 8 as we celebrate Ken and participate in a workshop led by Rev. Brenda Maria Girton-Mitchell, Grace and Race Ministries, Inc.

Realizing the Civil Rights Dream explains how America can realize the civil rights dream in the 21st century – if U.S. citizens take actions as individuals as well as work together for full participation of all.

This is an open invitation, so please share with your friends. We look forward to welcoming you to Robert’s Memorial United Church on October 8! Please RSVP by Friday, October 6.

More information about Ken’s book can be found online here: http://www.civilrightsdream.com/about-bookhttp://evite.me/y3Sr9mYXMY