1st Friday Experience: Video & Discussion – Equity Initiative

1st Friday Experience: Video & Discussion – Equity Initiative

1st Friday Experience: Video & Discussion – Equity Initiative

Friday | May 7 | 7 PM CT | Via Zoom

Ongoing movie and discussion series on 1st Friday of each month.

Information About This Event:

The pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church introduced the video this way: “Meck is a family of faith, one that is wonderfully, beautifully, intentionally diverse. As a family, we have been grieving over the racism and injustice typified in the killing of black men and women like George Floyd. Sympathy is good, but as a family we can do better than that, because not all of us in our family are experiencing this in the same way. Those of us who are white are deeply sympathetic, but we have to be empathetic. We have to listen and learn and enter into how our black brothers and sisters are feeling, and how we can walk with them AS their family during this trying time and into a future of hopeful change. Join us as we come together to discuss all that’s happening with the intent on making sure we not only sympathize but empathize with the black members of our family. “

Discussion Facilitated by:
Rev. Toni Fish

Meck is a place to come as an explorer, with all of your questions, and all of your baggage.

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We recommend you watch the video before the event. We will show an excerpt during the evening.

Next Month:

Friday | June 4 | 7 PM CT | Via Zoom

Color Blind or Color Brave:  The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it’s a “conversational third rail.” But, she says, that’s exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.

Discussion Facilitated by:
Rev. Toni Fish

Mellody Hobson is an American businesswoman who is President and co-CEO of Ariel Investments, and the chairwoman of Starbucks Corporation. She is the former chairwoman of DreamWorks Animation, having stepped down after negotiating the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., by NBCUniversal in August, 2016