At More Light we have been in an ongoing journey to uncover our own entanglement with the dominant norms of whiteness and the ways in which those norms infiltrate every facet of our lives. We invite you to join us – to breathe with us, and engage in the difficult work of uncovering systems of power, domination, and oppression at work within us all, so we may work together for our collective liberation.
This Teach-In Series equips folks with the tools to begin doing just that. In our three-part series, we address the ways in which systemic racism and white supremacy function, how to address internalized dominance and white fragility, and how to take action in our congregations and communities to decenter whiteness and integrate racial justice tactics in our ministries.
Series Trainer: Jessica Vazquez Torres (she/her/hers)
We are delighted to have Jessica Vazquez Torres as our series trainer throughout this conversation. Jessica is an Organizer/Trainer with Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training. To see her full bio, check out the Racial Justice Teach-In landing page.
Co-trainer: Rev. Mamie Broadhurst
Rev. Mamie Broadhurst is the pastor at Covenant Community Church in Louisville, KY. Rev. Broadhurst was a PC(USA) mission co-worker who served in the Presbyterian Church of Colombia as a Pastoral Accompanier for Human Rights and Displaced People. Mamie is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and McCormick Seminary.
Co-Trainer: Alex Patchin McNeill (he/him/his)
Alex Patchin McNeill has served as the Executive Director of More Light Presbyterians since 2013. To see his full bio, check out his bio page on our website.