Experiencing and Witnessing Racism blog series introduction
The 2016 Northeastern Jurisdiction overwhelmingly supported a Call to Action to end racism in a bold proclamation that it would work to end racism both in ourselves and in the world. In Upper New York, the Bishop’s Taskforce on Eliminating Racism will lead this enormous task.
While the task can feel overwhelming, the taskforce feels strongly that the first step is honest conversation.
This blog series is a start to the conversation.
Members of the Taskforce as well as other Conference members will write about how experiencing or witnessing racism has impacted them and how they have responded.
The hope is that these stories will inspire others to share honestly about their experiences and that it will be the start of a conversation that continues on a local level.
If you would like to respond to the blog question, "How has experiencing or witnessing racism impacted you, and how did you respond?," send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. Blogs should be written in first person and no more than a few paragraphs long.