“What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence, the only consequence is what we do.” – John Ruskin
“Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.” – Benjamin E. Mays
Congratulations on completing the 20-Day Reconciliation Community Challenge
We are incredibly thankful you have come along this journey with us and made time to listen, learn, and understand the ways that prejudice, preference, privilege, and presumptions appear in our lives every day. We know this conversation is not easy, but if we commit to the necessary and urgent task of engaging in racial justice dialogues in our society, our churches, and our own lives, positive change can occur in our community, state, and the world .
Thank you to all of the presenters and supporters including, but not limited to, Pastor Rick Benjamin, Pastor Criss Mitchell, Dr. Randy Covington, Judge Pamela Washington, Dr. Jeff Anderson, Pastor Dave Kuiper, Reverend Michael Burke, Dr. Joel Kiekintveld, Chaplain Marlene Watson, Dr. Patricia Wilson-Cone, Mr. Bill Oberly, Mr. Mark Johnson, Pastor Yolanda Jackson, Pastor Tommy Leonard. Thank you for making the Challenge happen.
I challenge the over 100 people of Anchorage to share a reflection on your experience with a family member, friend, or co-worker to continue the momentum from this challenge. We have compiled a list of opportunities for you to continue this conversation and take action to drive forward change in your community.