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Understanding and Dismantling Racism

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4
12:00 PM

This week's guests: Rev. Rob Johnson, Rev. Jacqueline Thompson, and Rev. Alex Thornburg

Join us on Facebook. Or, watch on our YouTube channel.

Our nation has much work to do in understanding and dismantling racism, the role that religion played historically and today. Faithful Voices for Racial Justice, a project of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, was created to start conversations in faith communities, promote learning, work together, and take action.

The FVRJ teams have created three new projects to help communities of faith engage in conversation and take action. This week's What’s Happening will focus on two of those projects: "Faithful Conversations about The 1619 Project" and "Faith & Democracy," a project encouraging faith communities to host candidate forums and to ask candidates questions about racial justice concerns.

We are pleased to have some of the faith leaders who have worked on these projects join us for a conversation, including Rev. Rob Johnson, Rev. Jacqueline Thompson, and Rev. Alex Thornburg.

We hope you will tune in online at noon on Monday, October 4. You can also learn more about Faithful Voices for Racial Justice and the two projects on the FVRJ website.

What’s Happening. is an online, weekly forum tackling hot topics and current events impacting everyday Iowans. Join Connie Ryan, Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, each Monday (except during the legislative session) at noon on Facebook as she talks with a guest speaker or thought leader. During the conversation, viewers can post questions for Connie to ask the day’s guest.