Dismantling Racism and White Privilege Team creates opportunities, programs, and curriculum for study and action in confronting systemic racism and white privilege. This team also provides interaction and supports the diversity of faith traditions throughout the presbytery.
"All this is from God, who reconciled us to Godself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18

Loving – Learning – Leading our Presbytery to Reconciliation

Co-Chairs
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Rev. David Burgess
Church Affiliation: St. Mark Presbyterian Church
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Rev. Travis Winckler

Church Affiliation: Second Presbyterian Church

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Special Events

The Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy invites you to two special events with author, Shawn Rochester to discuss his book, The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America. Rochester, a former corporate development, and global strategy executive quantifies the fiscal impact of the detrimental tax Black Americans pay in the auto, housing, online, job, and lending markets.

The book examines the staggering financial cost from emancipation to the present day to answer the question of how, after 400 years, more than 40 million African Americans own only 2% of U.S. wealth. More than simply identifying the problem, Rochester lays out an empowerment plan to create much-needed jobs and businesses in the Black community.

The first online session will meet on Thursday, March 4 and the second session is on Thursday, April 8. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 PM CST. There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required. Advance reading of the book is highly encouraged, but it is not required. Amazon Book Link found here

The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America Registration

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Resources

An Apology to Our African American Sisters and Brothers for the Sin of Slavery and its Legacy

The statement was drafted by the Dismantling Racism and White Privilege Team and was presented at the Pre-Session of the Presbytery Gathering held on February 6, 2020 at St. Mark Presbyterian, in Ballwin, Missouri.