This workshop will help CCDA practitioners better understand the social construction of race and how it has impacted our society and culture including church institutions. Whiteness as a social construct has been used to create inequality and racial oppression that continues to impact and harm individuals and communities alike. The workshop will help to begin unravel the tangled web of race as a toxic idea and principality.
Steve Park immigrated to the United States from Korea at the age of 7. A devout atheist in high school and college, Steve’s life was transformed after college by the compassion of Jesus after a traumatic experience caused by drugs. Steve founded Little Lights, a CCDA ministry, in 1995 in an underserved community in Washington, DC which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Steve is also passionate about racial unity and justice and teaches the Race Literacy 101 class at Little Lights. He currently serves as the Treasurer of the CCDA Board. He has two children, Dylan and Kayla, ages 15 and 17 and has been married 20 years to Mary Park. Steve was the recipient of the John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award from Georgetown University in 2018.