Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
ARJ is Making Plans for 2021
We Need You!
ARJ Leadership Teams are working on plans for next year’s programs and activities. We’d like your input for program ideas and areas of interest in which you’d like to volunteer your time and talents. Recognizing that we will likely be “meeting” virtually in the foreseeable future, we’re anxious to put project teams in place to work on internet-based programs and special initiatives in order to lock down our 2021 calendar.
Contact: Debra Jarvis, firstname.lastname@example.org
The ARJ Large Group Events Sub-Committee is involved in creating and executing major programs and events that support the ARJ mission. Programs are especially designed to bring together members of the two churches, as well as local communities, to educate and inform participants about racial justice issues and establish open, faith-based dialogues. Past programs include special showings of films and documentaries and live presentations featuring leading racial justice educators, authors and advisors. This group also helps develop and execute ARJ social events such as family days at the zoo, cookouts, art exhibits, sporting events and other activities.
Contact: Pat Frye, email@example.com
Contact: Stewart Curtright, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marketing & Communications Sub-Committee members serve as promotion and communications advisors to the Leadership Team and Sub-Committees. The group develops and implements marketing strategies, communication materials, and public relations programs to support the ARJ mission. The team helps build interest and awareness for ARJ events and activities through regular and special communications including the monthly newsletter and support in creating/managing ARJ’s website and social media presence.
Contact: Susan Dimick, email@example.com
Driving While Black
Our Black brothers and sisters have shared their true stories. We’ve seen the news reports. Maybe you even caught the feature film, “Green Book”. Take some time this month to dig deeper into the history and understanding of the injustices encountered when driving while Black. Here are a few places to start:
Stopped: Profiling the Police is a multi-week series you can follow now on Flatland. The Flatland news team carefully examines law enforcement traffic stops in the Kansas City region and explores both the patterns and complexities of enforcing the law in the heartland. The series culminates in a town hall that will air Thursday, November 19 at 7:30PM on KCPBS.
Church of the Resurrection Online Class:
Spiritual Tools for the Justice Journey
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:45 pm | Nov 4-18
UMKC: Educate-Organize-Advocate Social Justice Conference
Thursday, November 12 | 12-5pm
A Community Conversation: Kansas City Public Library
Thursday, November 12 | 6pm
Noted educator, journalist, and scholar Andre Perry joins Emmet Pierson Jr. of the nonprofit Community Builders of Kansas City in this free online event. Together they examine the long and deliberate devaluation of African Americans and the communities in which they live and how much how much the entire country will gain by properly valuing Black homes and businesses, family structures, voters, and school districts. Register for this event co-presented by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Kansas City Public Library.
Watch it live online at YouTube.com/kclibrary.
Black Stories Matter is a program created by TMI Project that uses true storytelling to speak truth to power and to help dismantle the white supremacist systems that hold racism in place. TMI Project is a nonprofit transmedia organization focused on bringing diverse audiences together and amplifying the voices of populations whose stories often go unheard. Check out their website for more information and to view programs, blog posts and other resources.