This workshop will help participants reimagine the role the Church can play in being a positive force for racial healing, solidarity and justice in their communities through a shared cross-racial experiential 6-week intensive journey that moves people into deeper community and action. With surveys revealing that White people who attend church are less likely to believe in systemic racism, to support Black Lives Matter, and to believe Confederate Monuments should come down then White people who do not attend church, we have a lot of work to do to reimagine how we disciple our people on race.
Troy Jackson is co-founder and part of the core team of Undivided, a racial solidarity and justice movement emerging from Crossroads Church in Cincinnati that has moved thousands from passivity and isolation to community and action to address racism. Jackson is also the State Strategies Director for Faith in Action (formerly PICO National Network), a position he started in March 2018. Jackson works with a set of states to build power organizations that can engage faith leaders and directly impacted communities in successful campaigns for racial and economic justice. Jackson is author of Becoming King: Martin Luther King and the Making of a National Leader, and co-author of Forgive Us; Confessions of a Compromised Faith.
Brittany Wade is the COO of UNDIVIDED and the Founder of Wildfire Research. She is passionate about helping people & organizations find their story and next step at the intersection of race, data, and faith. With a background in commercial market research, including seven years with Nielsen, previously being a research director with one of the country’s largest churches, and her experience consulting around race and data Brittany’s combination of skills provides a variety of leadership experience and expertise to the UNDIVIDED team. Brittany has a degree in Business Administration and an MBA from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.
Courtney was recognized as an influential female leader receiving the Greater Cincinnati YWCA Rising Star Award. She is a part of the Harvard LIFE Convening cohort. She is a TEDx speaker, Social Impact Global Fellow with MovingWorlds, certified Framework for Understanding Poverty trainer and Trauma Competent Care trainer. Courtney received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Elon University, her master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Cincinnati and she is currently pursuing her doctorate from Northern Kentucky University in Educational Leadership focusing her dissertation research on identifying the most effective resilience and resistance practices that help mitigate the impact of racialized trauma.