anti-racism work at metro

Since June 2020, Metro members have made a renewed commitment to ongoing anti-racism work. Much of our work to this point has been in the form of weekly discussions focused on learning about the reality of toxic whiteness and the oppression of systemic racism in our country and our midst.

As a congregation, we remain committed to the longterm work of anti-racism and dismantling white supremacy.  Please contact Carole Collins or Pastor Tiffany with any questions or suggestions going forward, and scroll down for a list of resources to aid in the vital individual work of anti-racism.

anti-racism training

Metro/RMM residential staff is currently participating in a 9-week intensive anti-racism training course led by Rev. Dr. Ben Boswell, Pastor of Myers Park Baptist Church.  More information on this educational series, "What Does It Mean To Be White?", can be found here

Another intensive training series will be conducted by our very own deacon, Carole Collins, in the fall. Email Tiffany if you are interested in participating in that training.

community gatherings

For our ongoing anti-racism work as a community, we will be offering monthly virtual gatherings for ongoing discussion and accountability. All are welcome. Below are the tentative dates for these gatherings:

Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, June 16 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 14 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 11 at 7:00 PM

Zoom Call Link:

In addition to these monthly gatherings, we will be featuring anti-racism resources and reflections in our weekly email.  We will suggest readings, art, podcasts, etc. that may be helpful in your own anti-racism work, and Metro family members will share some of their own reflections and experiences. If you would be interested in sharing a reflection or resource, please email Tiffany.