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Black History Month events at Faith UMC

Faith UMC has scheduled several special events in February to commemorate Black History Month. The vents will take place via Zoom, as in-person worship remains on hiatus during the Covid19 outbreak.

Throughout the month, poetry from local artists will be read during each worship service.

On Tuesday, February 16, we'll have a panel discussion of “Jim Crow of the North and South.” Details are below.

We'll have a Lenten study series on White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo (Details are here.)

A special concert featuring Rev. Johnny Barker, from Camphor United Methodist Church of St. Paul, will be Wednesday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Jim Crow of the North and South: It is often said that racism manifests itself in different ways: Southern people are direct; northern people are subtle (Minnesota Nice). Most of us are unaware of the proliferation of the Jim Crow laws both North and South and their damaging effects. Join the dialogue on Tuesday, February 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., as we listen to the stories and learnings of panelists Minister Zenobia Carson (facilitator), Rev. Dr. Genia Garrett, Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri, and Rev. Moussa Khalid Foster, all renowned scholars. This is our chance to listen and learn, then participate in discussion.  A Zoom link will be available in the church's weekly email newsletter.