Living Justly hosts workshops, study groups, and film discussions around the issues of poverty and racism. In any group, the goal is to build empathy, to learn, and to discuss these challenging topics openly so that we can love our neighbors well.
Color of Compromise Video Study
Jemar Tisby’s book on the history of racism in and around the American church has become a bestseller. He is speaking to the moment we are in right now. Over the winter we hosted a study group via Zoom and it was well received by the group of about 30 people from a dozen different churches.
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How to Fight Racism Video Study
A follow up to The Color of Compromise, How to Fight Racism focuses on practical steps we can take to dismantle systemic racism. Tisby uses a simple framework – The ARC of Racial Justice – to encourage us to work on building Awareness, Relationships, and Committed Action. A group is forming now to complete this study together in person on Tuesday evenings, May 18 – June 22. Registration and details available here.
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Bridges Out of Poverty
What people are saying: “I found this workshop helpful to increase my compassion and understanding for people in poverty. The class is engaging, interactive, and makes you think about attitudes and assumptions.”
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Be the Bridge: Whiteness 101
When white people begin to work against racism, we often discover we have a lot to learn. This resource introduces four important concepts: white supremacy, white fragility, white identity, and white privilege — all in the context of our Christian identity. Discussion guide available here.
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Film Viewing & Discussion
We have hosted discussions using different movies and documentaries, including The Florida Project, Growing Up Poor in America, and WTTW’s Firsthand: Living in Poverty series. Each of these movies gives viewers a sense of the experience of living in poverty, the particular struggles and snowballing challenges, as well as the personal and community resources families draw on to keep going.
When Helping Hurts
We love our neighbors and we want to help people who are struggling in poverty. What kind of help is truly helpful? Together we will think about how to love and empower our neighbors who are living in poverty, by the power of Christ.
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