Racial Equity

The Race Equity Committee invites you to these events!

Last year, all members of Church Council and the Race Equity Committee (REC) took the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a tool that helps to develop intercultural competence – the ability to engage effectively and appropriately with people who are different than ourselves. This year, in keeping with our church's mission of becoming a more welcoming community, we have the opportunity to offer this experience to fifty more members of our congregation!

The IDI is completely confidential and aimed toward your personal growth. Individuals respond to an online instrument, and results are shared back in a private, one-on-one consultation with a trained professional. In this meeting, you will be given a detailed explanation of your developmental profile and suggestions for increasing your intercultural effectiveness, no matter where along the continuum you landed (we have all discovered that we land a bit behind where we had originally thought we would!). Our consultant from the Synod will also meet with the entire cohort for an anonymous group debriefing, so you can get a sense of where we are as an organization, too. As a follow-up, the REC is planning optional activities and outings throughout the upcoming year for anyone interested in building fellowship within the congregation and with the community as they strive to become more culturally competent.

You will be hearing more about the IDI in upcoming weeks and can sign up now to participate (deadline February 10). But if you have questions or comments in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to individual members of the REC or Council. You can also learn more about the IDI by visiting their website.

Peace,
Felecia Boone, Scott Endo, Elisa Johnson, Nancy Lee Nelson, Cynthia Sarver, Shari Seifert, and Michael Weber

Race Equity Committee

 

CLC Adult Education 

Adult education sessions happen after worship and are open to everyone. We regularly invite local and regional guests to present and facilitate. Here are a few of our recent offerings:

Interculutural Development Index (IDI) Group Debrief

Pastor Steve Bonesho and Joe Davis 3/3/19

 

 

The Invisible Knapsack of White Privilege 

Rev. Dr. Yolanda Denson-Byers 2/17/19

 

Introduction to the IDI

Richard Webb 2/3/19

 PART ONE

PART TWO

 

Resources and Recommendations

To Connect with us:

 

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To watch:

    • 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."