Interrogating Privilege: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 23, March 2, 9 and 16 *during Lent, the course will meet on Thursdays
This 8-week course is designed for all those interested in anti-racist work as individuals and congregations. The course invites transparent, and honest conversations around the ways privilege shapes and impacts our lives and communities of faith and persons. The course invites participants to engage exercises that deepen communal commitments in anti-racist work. If you’ve read anti-racist books, and are looking for the next, best steps as individuals and congregations this course offers additional ways to moving forward in the conversation. Email pastor David (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested and he will help you to get involved.
Led by two of the ELCA’s prominent leaders of Strategic Team for Authentic Diversity, pastor Priscilla Paris Austin, and Rev. Dr. Beverly Wallace (PhD) professor of womanist studies at Luther Seminary and leader of the ELCA’s womanist initiative.
Step-by-Step Process to Register & Maximize Participation:
Step One: Click the link to register for the course you are interested. The zoom link for each particular course will be emailed to you after you write out your name, email, and congregation. Save this zoom link so that you can access the course when it begins according to the set times and days for each course.
Step Two: Once you have registered for the course, and received the zoom link, we invite you to join the online learning platform for the LiVE Project. You can click the following link to join, https://theliveproject.mn.co/feed. We will also email you an invitation to join this online learning network to participate.
Step Three: Download the “Mighty Networks” app on your phone. Once you download the app search for “The LiVE Project”, and join this network. Keep in mind that you will need to sync up the account you began if you created it on a desktop. The gift of having the app is that you can follow along with all the content, written and videos, from your cell phones.
Further Support: If you would like tech support do not hesitate to email email@example.com for further assistance. We want to make this process as seamless as possible so please do not hesitate to reach out. We are glad to help you!
- What is LiVE? LiVE is an acronym for Living into Vocational Engagement. This program invites lay leaders to spiritually integrate their callings in daily life with the on-going learnings of Christian life, theology and faith, and in partnership with other congregational leaders throughout our synod.
- Can I “dip-in and dip-out”? Dipping in and out means participating as your schedule allows. We know that people’s lives are busy and that not everyone can participate every week. That is precisely why we have the online learning platform. The platform helps you to view the content and videos on your own time and availability.
- What about those who are not savvy with technology? What suggestions do you have for them? We have two suggestions. First, reach out to our support team and request assistance by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Second, we invite congregational teams to gather together in-person to view the video recordings and to host an on-going conversation among various ministry groups in your congregation.
- How can I maximize participation in the LiVE Project? We believe those who get the greatest benefit from LiVE are those who join the online network, participate in zoom online interaction, and who come to the in-person retreats to meet other participants face to face. The changing nature of faith formation in the 21st century involves becoming a networked learning community across the boundaries of our congregations. The more willing we are to extend and involve ourselves with others in this learning journey the greater the benefits for us all in living int our callings as God’s people in this world.