Dismantling racism, living into beloved community (DR:BC) gets going again!
Begun in 2014, this group has existed off and on since then. The pandemic put a lot of our organizing into abeyance, as we found it hard to gather in person and DR:BC was always an embodied practice. But now is the time to pull it off the shelf and get going again!
Here’s how we introduced ourselves in the Facebook group:
“This is the FB group for the Luther Seminary group DR:BC. We are students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others who are actively engaging in dismantling racism and creating beloved community.”
What does this mean?
We work together to identify and take apart the systems and structures that are defined by the apparatus of race. It’s a big goal. But we are passionate that living together means recognizing our race and the ways the systems of race work on us to limit us.
In the words of “Paul” to the people of Ephesus: “Finally, my friends, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of God’s might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:10-12, KJV-ish)
Join us after chapel Friday, March 11, in the OCC dining room or via Zoom for our first “get together” in years. The Zoom link and calendar invitation will be included in the community announcements email.