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Community Conversations: Perspectives on Race, Equity and Unconscious Bias

 

Join Rev. Robyn Michalove and other FPC members for a unique opportunity for conversations concerning perspectives on race, equity and unconscious bias in partnership with the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission of the City of Fort Worth We will collaborate with Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, an African-American congregation on the eastside of Fort Worth. 

 

In May, we will feature the three-part nationally acclaimed PBS documentary, Race: The Power of an Illusion that explores both the science and social construct of race and how unconscious bias can impact institutions and policies that advantage some groups at the expense of others. The series will culminate with another PBS film, American Denial, which takes a closer look at how denial, cognitive dissonance and unrecognized, unconscious attitudes continue to dominate racial dynamics in American life. Each time we gather, we will debrief through conversations at tables. 

 

Participants can choose from 2 tracks to watch the 3 remaining films: weekly May 16, 23 and 30, or biweekly May 23, June 6, and June 20. Films are hosted at both First Presbyterian and Mount Moriah depending on the date, all from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

 

Film Tracks and Schedule

May 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Weekly Track and Bi-weekly Track
Film 1 - Race: The Power of An Illusion, Episode 1/The Difference Between Us
Location: FPC

 

May 16 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Weekly Track
Film 2  - Race: The Power of An Illusion, Episode 2/The Story We Tell
Location: Mount Moriah, 1401 Meadowlane Terrace, 76112

 

May 23 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Weekly Track AND Bi-weekly Track
Film 3  - Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode 3/The House We Live In
Film 2  - Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode 2/The Story We Tell
Location: FPC

 

May 30 6:30-8:30
Weekly Track
Film 4  - American Denial
Location: Mount Moriah

 

June 6 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Bi-weekly Track
Film 3  - Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode 3/The House We Live In
Location: Mount Moriah

 

June 13 Off week No films

 

June 20 6:30-8:30
Bi-weekly Track
Film 4  - American Denial
Location: Mount Moriah

 

Please check the dates above and let the liaison from your church know which one you will be attending so plans can be made for light refreshments. If you can’t make all of the dates in your selected track, that’s OK; you can “make it up” by attending a date on the other track or you can watch it on your own via YouTube. Just enter the name of the film you missed in the search bar.