First United Methodist Church in Redding takes stand in opposition to racism

Eddie Ruth Jones, left, dances with Eddie McAllister during the Juneteenth celebration at Enterprise Community Park in Redding on Saturday, June 18, 2022. McAllister emceed the event that featured a barbecue, storytelling, singing and dancing.

A Redding church is taking motion to discourage racism and encourage appreciation of all individuals in North State communities, together with in its personal neighborhood.

The First United Methodist Church’s Anti-Racism Job Power hosts instructional packages in and out of doors the church, and occasions that promote consciousness of unfair practices and points concentrating on Black individuals and different minority teams.

Its goal is to “decide to difficult unjust programs of energy and entry by standing in opposition to, talking in opposition to, and dealing in opposition to racism,” based on process power Chairperson Sue Kermode.

The church shaped the duty power in summer time 2020, a couple of weeks after the Might 25 dying of George Floyd by the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. What adopted had been letter-writing campaigns, guide distribution by youngsters’ packages and a tough push to enhance literacy amongst underrepresented individuals in Shasta County.

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