This interactive, informational, challenging and energetic session examines and explores issues of diversity, privilege, oppression and leadership across America and challenges participants to examine their own biases, behaviors and belief systems. We all have an excellent opportunity to be positive role models, powerful decision makers, and effective agents of change, if we have the tools. We need more leaders for social justice and equity across America. Do you have the skills and ability to lead? Are we making any progress?
In 1991, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the church with which Cal Lutheran is affiliated, adopted a “Declaration of Ecumenical Commitment: A Policy Statement of the ELCA” to express how it would strive toward unity among Christian churches for the blessing of humankind. Attendees will learn about what is at stake for the ELCA in adopting the statement, provide feedback and consider how to be good neighbors and friends.