In just two weeks the Truth and Conciliation Commission will host its inaugural Juneteenth Summit and we are beyond excited. Much planning has gone into crafting an experience that will educate, inspire and transform our individual and collective work towards dismantling racism in the U.S. So, if you have not yet registered, register here today!
If you still need encouraging, take a look at why others are joining us for the summit June 16-18, 2021.
The feelings of deep sadness and despair at the direction in which our country has been moving over the last four years have me searching for meaning and understanding. I want to know how to be an antiracist. I want to know how to move this country forward. I want to know how to engage with others.I want to know how to mend fences. I want to value every human for their worth. I want to be educated by people who know and have experience. These are the reasons I am anxious to participate in the Truth
and Conciliation Event.
–Nancy May, Colorado Springs, CO
In my Christian tradition, I see examples of covenants that bind people and God together. Those covenants came after an acknowledgment that something was broken. Our community is broken. Our path towards a better future needs to be similar to the covenants of old. We need to acknowledge what is broken. As Jesus invites us into a new humanity, we need to know the truth because it will set us free (John 8:32). I am participating in the Truth & Conciliation Juneteenth Summit because I am yearning for our community to be set free, especially as we come to our 150th anniversary as a city. This work will be hard. I will not be pretending that I am free of racism. Instead, I will be participating because I want to combat racism – in all of its forms.
–Rev. Dr. Jonathan B. Hall
Senior Pastor, First Christian Church (DOC), Colorado Springs, CO
*Note: Scholarship opportunities are available for those in need. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need financial assistance to attend the summit.