What is the Facing Racism Initiative?

The Facing Racism Initiative helps equip and inspire people of all religious traditions to mobilize and organize their congregations to do anti-racist action in Colorado.

A chance for congregations to come together and have critical conversations about race and racism in Colorado; meeting people where they are and give them tools to grow in understanding and action to address racism personally and systemically.
The program includes three different levels:

  • Congregational Learning: Commitment to internal learning, reflection & dialogue
  • Facilitated Cohorts: Small groups of 20 people from multiple congregations that commit to a process of intentional learning and growth with the services of a professional facilitator.
  • Community Workshops: With our Community and Congregational Partners, we will support national and local speakers on racial justice.


Why is this necessary?
During this history-in-the-making season of synchronous freedom movements across the United States, God calls diverse people of faith to work with Black, immigrant and indigenous communities to end white supremacy and develop ways to take action for racial justice. To equip and inspire people of various religious traditions to mobilize and organize their congregations to do anti-racist action in Colorado, the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado invites congregations to sign on to a year of facing racism.

Racism is deeply embedded in our psyches and our systems. As diverse people of faith, it is vital that we face the ways racism has been and continues to be present in our communities. Through our Facing Racism initiative, we are inviting congregations to sign on to A Year of Facing Racism.


Commitments to the Facing Racism Initiative:

  1. Commitment to participating in the initiative for 1 full year starting September, 2016
  2. Commitment to send at least 2 people to the facilitated cohorts
  3. Attendance at community workshops


Resources Provided to the congregations in this effort:

  1. Menu of learning resources: workshops, dialogue groups, training and development
  2. Preaching, congregational dialogue
  3. Tools and other resources


Contact Information:
Tawana Davis – tawana@soul2soulsisters.com
Dawn Riley Duval – dawn@soul2soulsisters.com

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