Next Steps: A Conversation about Race

In News by Kim Eiffert

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NEXT STEPS
A Conversation on Race Hosted by Dr. Ron Henderson.
Wednesday at 8:30pm
July 1
Online Event Streamed at:
Facebook Live and www.GraceAvenue.org
Sponsored by Grace Avenue United Methodist Church

People of good faith are all asking; “What can I do to help alleviate the racial injustice in our country?”  The question itself is almost overwhelming.  A groundswell of transformation is rising up in this moment, but how can it be sustained?  What are the active next steps for those seeking justice?

Recently Dr. Henderson reminded us of the words of Jesus from Matthew 16:19: “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” In relation to our current difficulties we need to ask; “What are we doing with those keys?”

Every journey begins with a single step.  For the next four weeks we invite you to join Dr. Henderson as he leads conversations with other insightful leaders about NEXT STEPS in the fight for justice.  

June 10th – Voter Engagement
Watch the Conversation Here
If you are interested in serving on a Grace Avenue Voter Engagement Team, please contact Jesseca Aziz at [email protected]

Here are other links listed alphabetically, that are working toward transformation through voter engagement:
Collin County Election Information
Denton County Election Information
Faith in Texas
League of Women Voters
National criminal justice & voter engagement work
Texas Impact
Request for ballot by mail

June 17th - Addressing Economic Injustice
Watch the Conversation Here

Stats Mentioned:
State Unemployment by Race and Ethnicity
American Retirement Savings
COVID Risks and Hazard Pay
Net Worth by Race
Median Income by Race
Poverty Rate by Race and Ethnicity
Historical Income by Race
Race Data Tables - US Census

June 24th - Race and the Criminal Justice System

Watch the Conversation Here

July 1st - Race and Religious Expression
Featuring Bishop Mike McKee - Bishop of the North Texas Annual conference of the United Methodist Church
Bishop McKee is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin (1973), a Master of Theology from Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University (1978) and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Texas Wesleyan University (2005).


He is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and in 2012, was elected bishop and was assigned to serve as resident bishop of the Dallas Area.