Live Event every Tuesday, October 11 - November 22
Back by popular demand are the 40 Days Live events! These weekly sessions, on Tuesdays, offer a dynamic opportunity to engage with speakers and writers online. This year’s speakers are a mix of content creators for the 40 Days, engaging United Church leaders, and community leaders.
The weekly series will start off with Desmond Cole who is an award-winning writer and activist, and who speaks extensively about racism in the Canadian context
This year’s program will also feature new stories daily, with the exception of Sundays. Each day of engagement will creatively move through a time for learning, a faith reflection, and offer some suggested response actions. The individual writings come from diverse writers across the breadth of the United Church, who all share their knowledge, wisdom, insights, and personal reflections.
These daily reflections will be posted on the 40 Days website
Register for this FREE series, to join us for any or all of these events. Recordings will be available after each event, and registrants will receive a weekly reminder email.
Schedule of Live Events:
Tuesday October 11, 2022 7:00 pm
An Evening with Desmond Cole / Une soirée en compagnie de Desmond Cole
Please come and launch the 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism by being part of An Evening with Desmond Cole. There is no cost to attend this online event. Simultaneous interpretation (French/English) will be offered.
Pour souligner le lancement des 40 jours d’action dans la lutte contre le racisme, venez assister à une soirée en compagnie de Desmond Cole. La participation à cet événement en ligne est gratuite. De l’interprétation simultanée (français et anglais) sera offerte.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 7:00 pm ET
Anti-Racism for White People
What are the most important things for White people who want to be more helpful and effective allies in the anti-racist struggle to remember? How can White people find ways to learn, grow, and advocate without adding to the burdens Indigenous and racialized peoples already face? How can we move from a posture of “including ‘others’ into White space” to “co-creating radically inclusive spaces”? Join us as we discuss these and other crucial topics.
Leaders: Jordan Cantwell and Daniel Hauge
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 12:00 noon ET
The Unconscious Biases of Anti-Asian Racism
What is anti-Asian racism? How does it manifest itself today in various Canadian contexts? This live event will explore unconscious biases related to anti-Asian racism.
Leader: Henry Shiu
Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 12:00 noon ET
Reflecting on Ancestors and on Being Métis
What stories are told about our ancestors and our heritages? What do we name and claim about our identities? In this 40 Days Live event, Penny Nelson explores her Métis identity, in dialogue with her Dad, Brian Nelson.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7:00 pm ET
Anti-Racist Authors of Faith
Engage with United Church authors as they reflect on their recent work in published books! Alf Dumont will share reflections about “The Other Side of the River: From Church Pew to Sweat Lodge”, Andrew Kinoti Lairenge will share about “Reflections on Emancipation and Anti-Black Racism for Canada”, and OhWang Kwon will reflect on “Jesus and the Marginalized: Jesus Christ for Koreans in The United Church of Canada”. All three of these books are available at the United Church Bookstore: www.ucrdstore.ca.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 7:00 pm ET
Exploring Mixed and Multiracial Identities
How do we understand what it might mean to be biracial, mixed race, or multiracial? We’ll explore identities, our sense of self, and our unique experiences as racialized peoples.
Leaders: Catherine Inglis and Danielle Rolfe
Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 7:00 pm ET
Then Let Us Sing! / Ensemble, chantons!
Explore and sing with members of the “Then Let Us Sing!” development committee how our commitment to anti-racism guides how and what we sing together.
This will be a bilingual event, with translation available between English and French.
Découvrez et chantez avec les membres du comité d'élaboration du recueil Ensemble, chantons! comment notre lutte contre le racisme oriente la manière dont nous chantons et ce que nous chantons ensemble.
L’activité sera bilingue et un service de traduction de l’anglais au français et du français à l’anglais sera offert.