For many years California Church IMPACT worked closely with the Applied Research Center in Oakland. ARC was the leader in racial justice equity advocacy in California and across the nation. Now known as “Race Forward,” it retains its high standards set, in no small part, by our friend and colleague, Tammy Johnson.
Tammy is now offering workshops that may be of great interest to congregations dealing with local issues of racial equity. We encourage anyone interested to contact her concerning these programs. She is a brilliant and kind analyst and deeply supportive of the power of the faith community to help craft genuine solutions to some of our hardest problems.
Equity Mapping: Charting Liberation Pathways is a workshop series, held in 90-minute sessions created by equity consultant, Tammy Johnson. Participants will create Equity Maps that chart a course toward understanding and applying key concepts like equity, intersectionality, anti-Blackness and Black liberation. They will also learn and use the Culture Shift Guide Post tool. Each organization is allotted ten participant slots, and each participant will receive an Equity Mapping Toolkit and access to a recording of the sessions. More information about the series is included in the series overview. (Equity Mapping Series Overview - Google Docs) The deadlines are February 23 and May 9, 2022. ASL and language translation are available with proper notice. If you have questions about the workshop series you can reach Tammy at email@example.com and find out more about her at tjunivers.com
March 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2022: Series Two
May 18, 19, 25, 26, 2022L: Series Three (same content different dates)
10:30-12:00 noon PST / 1:30-3:00pm EST
This is a major commitment to racial equity. There is a charge, and we thus urge congregations to collaborate with others to share the costs. But it is worth our time and effort to engage with the issue of our historical and present history.
Thank you for considering learning from the best. You won't be disappointed.
Public Policy Advocate
California Council of Churches/IMPACT