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Ignite Slides on Race for Next Church 2015

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These are the slides that I used for my Ignite Presentation at the 2015 Next Church Conference in Chicago, March 2015.

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Ignite Slides on Race for Next Church 2015

  1. 1. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow
  2. 2. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow to what end The church must not only be a safe place to talk about race, it must also be a place where the complex beauty of the created is yearned for and made real.
  3. 3. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow Then
  4. 4. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow Today
  5. 5. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow Culture
  6. 6. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow Violence
  7. 7. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow Pretending that a problem doesn’t exist doesn’t mean that the problem doesn’t exist. So what?
  8. 8. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow We must not only confront and examine race and racism, but we must embrace the idea that we each get there differently. So what?
  9. 9. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow Jesus was like...
  10. 10. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow Jesus was like . . .
  11. 11. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow Jesus was like . . .
  12. 12. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow Jesus was like . . .
  13. 13. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow Jesus was like . . .
  14. 14. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow As with most difficult conversations, our initial reaction is to find ways not to have them well. la, la, la, i can’t hear you
  15. 15. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow we dismiss
  16. 16. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow Even A-Rod has a mother. we demonize
  17. 17. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o'clock on Sunday morning.” we derail
  18. 18. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow We are patronizing and condescending towards newly realized justice seekers -- often in order to hold onto power and status. we demean
  19. 19. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow awkward conversations Privilege allows us choose to avoid having conversations about race. Awkward conversations about race only get less awkward by having them. We miss out on the possibilities that may be on the other side of the tensions.
  20. 20. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow microagressions “Racial microaggressions are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults towards people of color.” - Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life
  21. 21. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow microagressions Pup. E. Chow I really like animals. I especially love dogs.
  22. 22. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow But I don’t see you as Asian. microagression
  23. 23. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow microagressions Don’t be so sensitive.
  24. 24. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow “Why do you always sit together?” microagressions
  25. 25. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow “He’s a different kind of Black.” microagressions
  26. 26. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow microagressions “It’s hard being white.”
  27. 27. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow sitting in the front row
  28. 28. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow take the leap
  29. 29. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow it’s just us
  30. 30. nextchurch2015 @breyeschow But I Don’t See You as Asian: Curating Conversations About Race Bruce Reyes-Chow @breyeschow the end

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