CORR Understanding Racism Workshop in October

Congregations Organizing for Racial Reconciliation (CORR) is an initiative of Madison Square Church, Coit Community Church, and Church of the Servant. Our vision is to build a community of churches and Christian organizations who are agents of reconciliation. The facilitators for this two and one half day workshop are Laura Carpenter and Janice McWhertor.

Workshop Goals: To learn about the nature of racism from a social and Biblical perspective.

  1. To see connections between our history and its impact on race relations today.
  2. To understand how we have been socialized by and participate in a race-based society.
  3. To gain insight into resisting systemic racism through new-found identity in Christ.

WHEN:  Thursday, October 6 at 5:30pm – October 8 at 5:30pm

Note: you must plan on and be able to be present for the entire event!!

WHERE: TBD . . . Stay Tuned at CORR’s workshop event site on facebook

Cost $200.00 per participant: includes training, training manual, and meals mentioned above (no lodging). There is a reduced fee of $75 for those who have attended before and whose purpose for attending again is to come along side of a new attendee. Dress is casual and comfortable.

To register, please fill out the information below and send to Kris Vander Stelt, 1816 Lonsdale Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or email the information to her at

City/State/Zip:__________________________________ Organization/Church:_________________
Email: ________________________________ Phone:______________________________________
I am:  __a new participant   __returning participant and/or with a new attendee.  __Race/Ethnic background: (to ensure diversity within training) ________________
Please indicate special dietary or other needs________________________
For additional information please contact Kris Vander Stelt at or call her at 616-456-6419.  Please make checks payable to: Madison Square Church with CORR workshop in memo.  Please also contact Kris if you are in need of a scholarship in order to attend.
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2 Responses to CORR Understanding Racism Workshop in October

  1. Kris says:

    Thanks, Jack! Just want everyone to know we have scholarships available to help cover the cost.


  2. Jack Kooyman says:

    Thanks Kris! By the way, I plan to attend.


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