Building a People of Color Community of Resistance: A Lenten Series
Designed by Jessica Vazquez Torres, National Program Director, Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training for the Presbytery of San Jose
The Committee on Representation and Empowerment presents this five-part Lenten study for members of congregations in the Presbytery of San Jose who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color to explore the ideology of white supremacy, begin to understand the process by which ‘we became’ People of Color, and build capacity for antiracist institutional transformation and work.
Join CORE Chair Rev. Annanda Barclay and Rev. Jessica Vazquez Torres of Crossroads Antiracism for this study, developed with the particular demographic of Silicon Valley in mind.
Learn more about what Rev. Jessica Vazquez Torres has to say about white supremacy and the work needed to dismantle it by watching this video of her 2016 talk at the NEXT Church National Gathering in Atlanta:
This is one of two CORE offerings to address the complexity of racial injustice and white supremacy in 2021.
White Awake: Lenten Study 2021 is offered to any member of any congregation or worshiping community in the Presbytery of San Jose who self-identifies as “White.” Based on the curriculum “Roots Deeper than Whiteness” this course reveals “whiteness” as a social construct imposed upon communities of desperate immigrants and teaches how to recognize and end complicity with white supremacy, and creates a brave space to explore beyond the narrative of white privilege.