Racial Equity

The Race Equity Committee invites you to these events!

Race Equity Book Study


Film with Friends

Hidden Figures - Sunday January 15th at 3:35 PM

Please join a group of Calvary folk this MLK weekend to see "Hidden Figures," the critically acclaimed film that tells the astonishing story of African American women who served as “human computers” behind the scenes at NASA during World War II and beyond. We'll meet at Southdale AMC at 3:15 for the 3:35 show. This is a great way to experience the story before the author lecture on February 15 (see below). Watch the trailer or get your tickets.


Interfaith Community-Building Opportunity

Cry Unto Pharaoh:  A Service of Faith, Love and Chutzpah - Friday January 20, 2017 6:30 PM at Shir Tikvah

Our friends from Shir Tikvah invite us to gather with them on this night.

Demonstration and March

Women's March in St Paul - January 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Several Calvary members are planning to go to this event

Multifaith Prayer Service

Resistance, Renewal, and the River of Love - Sunday January 22 5-7 PM at Calvary Lutheran 

Please join us for this interfaith service for hope and resilience. This service will be a time for song, reflection and nourishment.  Inspiration will come from multiple faith traditions, spiritual practices, belief systems and communities.  Please join us in warmth and welcome.

Workshop preceding interfaith service - Sunday January 22, 2017 12:30-4:30


Lecture on Race and Gender

Hidden Figures author lecture & discussion - Tuesday February 21 at 6:00 at the University of MN

Please join your Calvary friends to hear Margot Lee Shetterly discuss her book Hidden Figures (now a critically acclaimed motion picture), followed by conversation with Michele Norris,Executive Director of The Race Card Project and former NPR host (learn more). Tickets are free; we have reserved a block of 20 for Calvary. Please add your name to the sign-up list in the narthex or email cynthia.sarver@gmail.com to reserve your tickets.


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    • The House I Live In
      A movie that takes a "penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy."
    • Selma
      "A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965."