GCORR Real Talk

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GCORR Real Talk is a series of conversations with community and faith leaders to discuss and uncover the disparities of race, ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic status that are deeply embedded in our social fabric.

We believe that in the midst of our efforts to “flatten the curve” during COVID-19, we must also endeavor to “close the gaps” that are widening between whites and people of color, the rich and the poor, and other communities experiencing the effects of an imbalance in access to resources, opportunity, and agency.

Join us on the following GCORR Real Talk to listen, learn, and act:

Join us as we talk with Dawn Gibson and Esther Choi about how COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people in the disability community.

Guests Rev. Lydia Muñoz, pastor of Swarthmore UMC and Ryan Bowers, co-founder of Activest  discuss the hurdles and inequities experienced by communities and churches of color when applying for the CARES Act emergency aid.

Guests Dr. Billy Beets and Mr. Shawn Terry of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health join GCORR for a discussion on how COVID-19 has impacted Native American communities and its healthcare agencies.

Guests Rev. Moya Harris, executive minister at Metropolitan AME Church DC and cardiac cath lab nurse,
 and Ryane B. Nickens, founder/president of The TraRon Center discuss systemic racism and the reality of ongoing inequities experienced by black communities.

Guests Rev. Angela Brown, JD (Minister of community engagement, advocacy, and justice of the California-Nevada Conference) and Rev. Andy Oliver (senior pastor of Allendale UMC) discuss specific actions faith leaders can take to dismantle systems and expressions of racism.

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GCORR is building the capacity of The United Methodist Church to be contextually relevant and to reach more people, younger people, and more diverse people as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.