As Rochester continues to struggle with our turn in the racial justice spotlight, we at Asbury First are looking for ways to respond faithfully both at this moment and going forward. Many have asked what we can do right now as individuals and as a congregation to confront the realities of racism in our community.
Please continue to check here for different resources, guides, books, films, and more that can assist you on the journey toward racial justice in Rochester and beyond. Join our Facebook group for more interactive links and events at www.facebook.com/groups/racialjusticegroupasburyfirst.
We have also created a specially designated fund called the Racial Justice Advocacy Fund to which any may contribute. These funds will be distributed to local organizations and community efforts that are committed to ending racism in Rochester. Click here to donate.
Learn about the local primary election in June, and get out to vote. Click here to read the update.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, while reflecting on his commitment to racial equality, and considering the work that still needs to be done. As we honor Dr. King today, let us also revisit our own commitment to racial justice, the progress made, and the work that lies ahead. Read the progress report here.