At past ELCA youth events, there have been many instances of harm done toward American Indian/Alaska Native, Latino, African Descent, Arab & Middle Eastern, and Asian & Pacific Islander youth and adults. It often appears that European Descent youth leaders have not been equipped to recognize or disrupt the harm. The MYJ Cultural Awareness Team was created to help leaders do better and to help everyone have better experiences.
The MYJ Cultural Awareness team is hosting a FREE training via Zoom that all European Descent leaders, pastors, and volunteers can participate in. Everyone is welcome to attend – however, the training will be focused on developing European descent leaders.
Objectives of the training:
+ Increase awareness of the effects of showing up in a white body + Ground interrupting racist words and actions in Faith. + Provide space to talk about cultural awareness. + Help people to recognize and respond to instances of racism in the church. + Equipped and empowered people to recognize and disrupt whiteness as the default in the church.
Training Details: You can share the registration for anyone in your group, church, leadership. We ask that all attendees register so we can make sure to prepare the training for all.
Time to add your attendee's names! If you do not have all the names just yet, add names that you have so far You will be allowed to go back to your registration to add more names.
Submit your response. You will be sent your response and will be able to add names later if needed.
PAYMENT (Scroll down on Registration Page. When you are ready, fill out the payment.
Make the base payment of $300 for up to 10 people (includes adults and youth).
If you feel you will have more than 10 participants but are unsure, when you update the names on your registration you can make an additional payment for added participants past 10 people. It is $15pp after the $300 registration fee of 10 people.
REGISTRATION & MISC... FAQ's
What if I do not have all the names of my youth yet?
Do adults register too?
When will I receive the T-shirts if I register late?
Can more than one youth group/church register together?
How would you suggest groups participate in MYJ together?
How will the workshops...work?
We live in the Twin Cities...is there an opportunity for youth locally since MYJ is being led in Minneapolis?
How do we pay?
The process seems to be different than when we signed up
When should we get you names and T-shirt sizes?
Are the workshops on a flexible time schedule?
What is the schedule for my time zone?
Will there be a lot of downtime to plan for?
Is the schedule the same everyday?
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Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.
The schedule is the same for each day.
8-8:30 am: LIVE Chaplain Time (Spiritual Care) CST & EST
9-9:30 am: LIVE Chaplin Time (Spiritual Care) PST & MST
11-11:30 am MYJ LIVE YOUTH TAKE OVER Social Media (Led by Youth) CST & EST
12-12:45 pm Online Workshop Time (Across All Time Zones)
2-2:30 pm Holy Pause (Across all Time Zones)
3-3:30 pm MYJ LIVE on Social Media - Scavenger Hunt, Dance Contest, Flash Mob
4:30-5 pm MYJ LIVE YOUTH TAKEOVER Social Media (Led by Youth) PST & MST
6:30 pm MYJ Backstage LIVE
7-8:30 pm MYJ LIVE Worship, Speaker
9-10:30 Radio MYJ (All Time Zones) - Commercial Break: this is what I love…
Day 1 Theme: We Are Free
Day 2 Theme: We Are Community
Day 3 Theme: We Are Transformed: Cultural Celebration
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MYJ Team Co-Leader
Kelly Sherman-Conroy (American Indian/Alaska Native)