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Justice

Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian/America and Xenophobic Harassment

As part of our commitment to ongoing work for equity, our Racial Justice team is bringing us an opportunity to engage in de-escalation webinar-based training. In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, we at Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free bystander intervention training as well…

After the Verdict

Interfaith Community GatheringApril 27 · 6:00 – 7:30pm · Online via Zoom Several local faith communities will gather next week to voice and process their feelings about all that has taken place over the past year in relation to the murder of George Floyd. Using Zoom breakout rooms, we will gather in small groups so…

Emergency Response for our Cities

See the need. Meet the need. And have communion too! How we’re helping our neighborsCollection 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  ·  Grace Parking Lot As we enter into a tragic situation like we are, things can and tend to move and need to be fluid. Thank you for reaching out to one another and gearing…

Indian Boarding School Presentation

Part One: Saturday, April 17th from 3 PM – 5 PMPart Two: Saturday, May 8th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM Led by Vance Blackfox this presentation will give participants a more in-depth understanding of the history and harms of Indian Boarding Schools, the role of the Church in these schools, and what steps we might…

Healing our City: Virtual Prayer Tent

The letter and invitation below is from Pastor Kelly Chatman, founder and director at the Center for Leadership and Neighborhood Engagement. He and his team are working with Grace to guide, inform, and activate our shared energy in the work for racial justice in our cities and in our lives. As we move toward the…

Reframing our Stories

February 28 ·  6:30 – 8:00 pm Facilitated by Pastor Jen Collins, in our time together, participants will dig deep into understanding our personal stories. Together, we will create common understandings of the terms “single story” and “dominant culture” and examine new tools for how a particular action, decision, or “story” is influenced, particularly within the…

“Just Mercy” Movie Discussion

February 21 · 6:30pm – 8:00pmglcav.us/zoom (passcode: grace) A powerful true story about the Equal Justice Initiative, the people we represent, and the importance of confronting injustice, Just Mercy is a bestselling book by Bryan Stevenson that has been adapted into a feature film. It is an American biographical legal drama film co-written and directed…

On What Happened This Week & What’s Ahead

Dear Grace, We are reeling from the unjust killing of George Floyd. As I write this, I don’t know what will happen tonight. Will there be more violence and destruction that are displacing the important voices of peaceful protest? Will there be even more obliteration of neighborhoods and livelihoods of people of color and indigenous…