“Let’s Talk Race”
Presented by Ernestine Taylor & Maria Hanlin
Have you ever found it difficult to talk about racial issues and stereotypes? That question, along with the increase in racism across our nation, prompted the “Let’s Talk Race” program that St. Matthew UMC (predominantly black) and West Market Street UMC (predominantly white) began two years ago here in Greensboro. The objective is to create friendships where people connect beyond the color of our skin, stereotypes or differences. People of both congregations paired together to get to know each other beyond the color of our skin and societal stereotypes. Questions were provided for each of 4 meetings to encourage courageous cross-cultural conversations.
We are excited to share all that has grown out of this partnership!
We invite each member of WPF make a new friend of a different race (or religion or political party!) – or maybe lead something similar in another organization or house of faith. We will gladly share the list of the questions we used, and details of the programs we led.