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WHY CAUCUSES?

Caucuses provide a space for people to work within their own racial/ethnic groups. For white people, a caucus puts the onus on white people to teach each other about these ideas, rather than constantly relying on people of color to teach them. For people of color, a caucus is a place to work with their peers on their experiences of internalized racism, for healing and to work on liberation.

 

HOW TO BE WHITE AND TALK ABOUT RACE

Robin and Josh are hosting caucus gatherings at their home for white people in our church. I am going to put my pastor hat on: You need to come to a white caucus conversation. We need to have a conversation about the work we need to do together to more effectively worship and serve at Oakland City Church.

Please check your calendars and commit to coming Friday, January 19



 

ASIAN AMERICAN CAUCUS

For those of you who identify as Asian, Asian American, Asian-Pacific Islander or South Asian and you missed the recent caucus but would like to discuss this please let Carl know by clicking here.

As Carl wrote earlier, we truly believe that our experiences as immigrants and sojourners who've learned to survive and thrive cross-culturally give us an important voice for reconciliation and grace in the broader culture. Let’s gather to support and inspire one another to offer this to our beloved church community.

 


 

AFRICAN AMERICAN/BLACK CAUCUS

We invite the folks who identify as Black or African American to discuss our experiences at OCC and beyond. If you missed the recent caucus Let Riana know if you are interested in any future gathering.

 


 

HISPANIC/LATINX CAUCUS

We will hold a conversation in January 2018. Please email Ana Quiroz if you are interested.

 

We know that there are many other unique racial and ethnic identities at OCC. Please contact Riana if you would be interested in hosting a caucus for others that share your identity.