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The Charter for Racial Justice Panel Discussion uses the book: So, You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo as a guide.

Sponsored by: Tennessee Western Kentucky Conference United Women in Faith Charter for Racial Justice Committee

Where: John Wesley UMC, 901 Benton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204


To understand racism and its harmful behaviors.

To create opportunities in local churches to deal honestly with racism and the existing social distance between members, thereby deepening the Christian commitment to be the church where all racial groups and economic classes come together.

To raise awareness of the continuing needs for equal education, housing, employment, medical care and environmental justice for all members of the community, and to create opportunities to work for these things across racial lines.

To challenge discriminatory government policies and lead the Church in advocacy to protect the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of all people.

Panelists will introduce themselves and talk about how race has impacted their journey. (5 to 10 minutes) Some topics that they could touch upon include: stereotyping; affirmative action; microaggressions; model minority myth; education and the school to prison pipeline; cultural appropriation; economic justice.

Question/Answer Period

All are invited – Men & women, you don’t have to be a member of UWF to attend.

We welcome everyone!


March 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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304 S. Perimeter Park Dr.
Nashville, TN 37211
Tel. 615-329-1177

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