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RACIAL DIAOLOGUE TEAM 

The Racial Dialogue Team of PEVA educates, inspires, equips, and mobilizes congregations and members to work for racial justice and healing.

Racial Equity Happenings Around PEVA 

 

 

New Exhibition Tells Story of Redlining in Hampton Roads -  Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century Opening Frid. Nov. 18, 2022 at the Fleming Gallery. Learn More 

Geographies of Injustice: The Impact of Segregation in Hampton Roads at the Virginia MOCA .  In this in person lecture, Dr. Johnny Finn will discuss his exhibition, Living Apart: Geography of Segregation in the 21st Century, which explores the ongoing impacts of our nation’s long history of housing discrimination.  REGISTER

Uniting around Gun Violence in Hampton Roads - "An Evening of Hope" The Urban Renewal Center in partnership with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, WAVY 10, and the Harrison Opera House hosted this event on Tues. Oct. 18, 2022 Learn more

Unbroken and Unbowed: A History of Black Protest in America A webinar was held Tues. Oct 11th 7PM with PC(USA) Advocacy Director for the Office of Public Witness & Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations Jimmie Hawkins.  https://pres-outlook.org/product/unbroken-and-unbowed-a-history-of-black-protest-in-america PEVA's RDT has a  viewing thier Nov.15th 2022 meeting.

https://whro.org/community/30536-new-documentary-the-inheiritance-project documented this unique performance that came to Hampton Roads in the spring of 2022. Virginia Arts Festival presented The InHEIRitance Project: EXODUS: Homecoming in May. The brand new play was co-created through conversations with the community, and reimagined the seven cities as an intergenerational family. It explored the hidden (and not so hidden) struggles of the Hampton Roads area. Members of both Kings Grant and Hilton Presbyterian participated in the creative process,

Prayer and Action was held June 5, 2022 4PM - King’s Grant Presbyterian Church (KGPC) & the Interfaith Alliance at the Beach hosted a Prayer for Action in the front parking lot of KGPC.  As a community of faith, the loss of life due to gun violence in our country is antithetical to God’s will for humanity. Together, they gathered as a response to the gun violence at Robb Elementary School, the Irvine Taiwanese congregation at Geneva Presbyterian Church, and the Tops Friendly Market. 

 

Racial Justice & Antiracism Resources

 

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The resources listed below can be useful for Sunday school classes and other small groups that are interested in studying and discussing racism, racial justice, and anti racism work. The resources are also helpful for individuals who are open to new thinking about race in America. Please share with PEVA's Racial Dialogue Team anything you’ve found about racial issues that provokes thought, discussion, and action.  

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16 Day Race Equity Challenge 

The Racial Dialogue team of Peacemaking has been meeting at a recent  evening meeting, attendees agreed to try Myers Park (Charlotte, NC ) PC’s 21 day race equity challenge. After checking in with each other to share what resonated, the team developed a 16 day Race Equity Challenge. This challenge is inspired by Myers Park’s challenge and the PCUSA’s Matthew 25 racial justice challenge;  it includes local voices and the 224th GA’s Recommendation “Responding to the Sin of Racism and a Call to Action”.  In response to the sin of racism, the team encourages all to do the challenge, either individually or with a partner. 

SIGN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE FOR DAILY ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE 16 DAY CHALLENGE

(updated 9/15/2020)

 

Last Published: November 17, 2022 1:42 PM