Be The Bridge 101
When it comes to racial reconciliation, experts in the field place great importance on people of European descent, or "white people", listening to and learning from people of color (POC). But there’s also some important internal work that white people must explore first. When white people don’t understand some of the basic tenets of whiteness and that a white culture actually does exist, it’s difficult to fully engage in the work of racial reconciliation.
Be The Bridge 101 breaks down four W’s:
1. White Supremacy
2. White Fragility
3. White Identity
4. White Privilege
We have to understand what whiteness is, how it functions, and how we can dismantle its harmful effects if we want to pursue racial justice and unity. This difficult but necessary work will allow us to begin the work of building bridges in our community and world that can reflect the reconciling heart of God to all people (2 Corinthians 5:14-20) We hope you will join us in this three-week kick-start to a lifetime journey of racial reconciliation.