Presenters will spend a brief amount of time giving historical overview of the “created white race” formation within the US, both through supporting chattel slavery and continuing with the building of our American capitalist economy.
Pictures & media play a huge visual role in sustaining fear of “other” between Black, Indigenous, and People of Color/Culture (BIPOC) and those within the created white race in all areas of our country. So, the presenters will select a few slides showing pivotal moments in different areas of the country that highlight the historic roots of this scenario and how it manifests differently across the country… then, adding how moments shape movements to rectify or address the inequities.
Both presenters will share some of their pivotal “race” experiences, as an example. Then, two-thirds of the workshop time will be spent in small conversation groups, giving attendees “story time” to each answer a specific question around race + equity. Each group will discuss how the answers they heard might resonate with their own privilege, or lack of, in shaping each of their cultural “equity” contexts. Ending time will be sharing each groups best stories with the entire room; and, giving all references/materials for attendees to move forward with this format within their own environments, if they so choose.
Charles lives in Hampton, Virginia and serves as Community Networking Director of the Peninsula Baptist Association, City Network Leader for the Made To Flourish Hampton Roads Area Network and Coordinator for the Hampton Roads CCD Network.
Diane lives in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. She and her family embraced CCDA’s concepts over 20 years ago as a wholistic way to live out their faith. She is committed to creating a CCD Lifestyle movement within CCDA and co-facilitates the Chicago Local Network.