My faith calls me to act; where do I start?

Many people have been asking questions like: “What can I do?” “How can I respond when someone says something racist?” “How can I be more comfortable talking with my family about these issues?”  “I’m not an activist, but my faith calls me to act, where is my place?”

The Race Matters Team is working hard to create spaces to answer these questions.  We will provide a series of workshops this spring to learn about and practice intervention and conversation.  Stay tuned!

This post was shared by a friend on Facebook and is spot on.  We are all in this together and need all the help we can get!

Some people march in the streets
Some people donate to rights organizations
Some people volunteer their time
Some people sign petitions
Some people write letters and make calls
Some people put their bodies in harm’s way
Some people participate in trainings
Some people show up on site
Some people record and report
Some people work behind the scenes
Some people run for office
Some people campaign
Some people analyze and write
Some people dissent loudly or quietly
Some people are effective in groups
Some people get more done one-on-one
Some people disrupt
Some people make speeches
Some people build coalitions
Some people make strategy
Some people litigate
Some people boycott
Some people disobey
Some people watch out for the vulnerable
Some people run towards the fire
Some people teach others to care
Some people gather people together
Some people gather supplies and resources
Some people formulate and refine ideas
Some people give physical labor
Some people encourage
Some people use symbols to show solidarity
Some people share stories that motivate
Some people are focused on urgent goals
Some people are best equipped to take the broad view

Wherever you fit, do these things proudly. Do any or all of them proudly. We need every single voice, every single action. That diversity thing we love to love? It means this, too.

Rest assured, no matter where you are on your journey, there is a place for you! To get involved, contact Tam Knapton, Race Matters Team, or Rev. Emily Goldthwaite Fries.