Antiracism Ministry

A Sacred Dialogue on Race

The Metropolitan Chicago Synod is committed to antiracism work.  To join our ongoing dialogue, visit the synod’s Antiracism website and blog:



Upcoming Workshops

Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism Workshop

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Antiracism Team; Presented by Chicago Regional Organizing for AntiRacism (CROAR)

An in-depth look at race and racism in the United States, this workshop is designed to reveal how systemic racism creates barriers to true multicultural diversity and racial justice. We will:

  • explore the historical development of systemic racism and its continuing effects in our society
  • examine the ongoing realities of racism including the identity-shaping power racism has on People of Color and White people
  • explore racism’s individual, institutional and cultural manifestations
  • consider the link between racism and other forms of oppression
  • review a strategic methodology to dismantle racism, focusing specifically on applying principles of organizing and social/cultural change


Thursday to Saturday, October 12 -14, 2017
Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell St., Chicago, IL 60615


ELCA Members (use Promo Code: MCSYNOD)

  • Early Registration $75 (by September 12, 2017)
  • Regular Registration $105 (September 13, 2017 – October 6, 2017)

Cancellation Policy

  • by September 12, 2017 — you will be refunded 75% of your registration fee
  • by October 6, 2017 — you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations after October 6, 2017

NOTE: If you register and do not attend the workshop, the Metropolitan Chicago Synod Antiracism Team must pay Chicago ROAR for the remainder of your workshop seat ($220 – $250). Therefore, “no shows” will not be offered the subsidized registration rate for subsequent workshops.


Stay tuned for future Antiracism events. To learn about events and workshops that can benefit your congregation, check back here for the latest updates or visit

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