Rideau Park’s Social Action and Outreach Committee brings to your attention the United Church of Canada’s 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism. This year’s speakers are a mix of content creators, engaging United Church leaders, and community leaders. These weekly sessions will take place on Tuesdays and information on registering for the free events can be found at https://catalog.churchx.ca/product?catalog=ULIX8004OCT22_2.

The weekly series will start off with Desmond Cole, an award-winning writer and activist, and who speaks about racism in the Canadian context — Tuesday October 11, 2022 7:00 pm ET.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 7:00 pm ET — Anti-Racism for White People (Leaders: Jordan Cantwell and Danniel Hauge).

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 12:00 noon ET — The Unconscious Biases of Anti-Asian Racism (Leader: Henry Shiu).

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 12:00 noon ET –– Reflecting on Ancestors and on Being Métis (Penny Nelson explores her Métis identity, in dialogue with her Dad, Brian Nelson).

Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:00 pm ET — Anti-Racist Authors of Faith (Alf Dumont will share reflections about “The Other Side of the River: From Church Pew to Sweat Lodge”, Andrew Kinoti Lairenge will share about “Reflections on Emancipation and Anti-Black Racism for Canada”, and OhWang Kwon will reflect on “Jesus and the Marginalized: Jesus Christ for Koreans in The United Church of Canada”).

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 7:00 pm ET — Exploring Mixed and Multiracial Identities (Leaders: Catherine Inglis and Danielle Rolfe).

Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 7:00 pm ET — Then Let Us Sing! / Ensemble, chantons!

Explore and sing with members of the “Then Let Us Sing!” development committee how our commitment to anti-racism guides how and what we sing together.

This will be a bilingual event, with translation available between English and French.