Black History Month

Join us at Black History Month events hosted by local United Methodist Churches!

Click here to learn more about Black History Month and why we honor it. 

“13th” film screening

Sunday, February 11 3-5 p.m. at St John’s United Methodist Church, 1100 Ontario St.,  Oak Park

“13th” was nominated for an Academy award for Best Documentary.  It shows the evolution of slavery from 1600 to present. Film viewing, discussion and light snacks will be provided. Everyone is welcome. Click here to view the trailer. 

A Conversation on Race, Colorblindness and White Fragility

Sunday, February 18 3-5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 324 N Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

Film clips and video clips will help focus the conversation.  All are welcome – snacks provided.

Race and Education Issues

Sunday, February 25 3-5 p.m. at River Forest United Methodist Church, 7970 Lake Street, River Forest

The conversation around race as a factor in our educational system is complex and timely.  Come and learn and share in the conversation. All are welcome and snacks are provided.

Intersections of Race, Sexuality and Gender Conversation

Sunday, March 4 3-5 p.m. at Euclid United Methodist Church, 405 S Euclid Ave., Oak Park 

The movie “Crash” will lead us into a conversation about expectations, preconceived notions, and how we respond to one another. Invite your friends for a movie, conversation and light snacks.

Beloved Community – How do we get there from here? A conversation for all of us

Sunday, March 11 3-5 p.m. at Neighborhood United Methodist Church, 1817 Washington Blvd., Maywood

This will offer us a time to reflect on what we have learned, what we want to do differently, and how we can work together to create beloved community. Bring folks who want to help with this kind of justice work.

A conversation on “What have we learned?” and future plans to do justice together

Sunday, March 18 3-5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 324 N Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

Everyone is invited!