Address Racial Inequities through CCORR’s Ministry Action Teams
Have you completed the Conference Commission on Religion and Race’s (CCORR) Imagine No Racism curriculum in the last few years? Have you wanted to be part of a team that is focused on engaging in direct action to address specific racial inequities in your community? If you’re committed to producing policy and/or community change, CCORR wants to help you achieve that goal.
Maybe you’ve already talked to some people in your congregation who want to work with you towards a goal. Perhaps you have some elements of a strategy but aren’t quite sure how to proceed. You might be ready to begin work but need more partners to accomplish tasks. The key uniting element is a call and passion for bringing about a specific tangible outcome, such as revising a police use of force policy, opening a grocery store in a food desert, or starting a tutoring ministry to address educational disparities.
We propose creating teams in three areas:
- Criminal justice reform, which might include work to address qualified immunity, bail reform, and the clean slate bill.
- Food apartheid. This might involve a ministry that focuses on creating food sovereignty through community-driven solutions and systemic change to eliminate food deserts.
- Educational concerns, such as disciplinary injustice, educational outcomes, and the school-to-prison pipeline.
CCORR members can provide coaching for teams who are ready to start, and/or can connect you with other people in the conference who share your passion.
If you’re interested, and want to know more, please get in touch with one of CCORR’s two co-conveners: Georgia Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Johnson at email@example.com — and we’ll help you get started!