Racial Equity Initiative Team

Racial Equity Initiative: 2023 Goals

The REI Planning Team has set our goals for 2023.  We will continue to pursue some of our goals from 2022, but we also added a new goal related to reparations for African Americans. We will study and educate the Calvary community about both the state and local Task Force recommendations for reparations, which are due to be published at the end of June. We will advocate for various forms of reparations as we move through the year, and look forward to engaging the Calvary community as well as the community outside our walls in discussions about reparations.

2023 Calvary REI Goals:
1. Improve and increase communications and publicity about REI and community events.
2. Continue to learn and educate the community about the history of systemic racism and the skills to dismantle its effects in our church and society, and within ourselves.
3. Form strong alliances with the SF Black & Jewish Unity Coalition and the Presbytery of SF West Bay Area Antiracism Group.
4. Explore, educate about, and advocate for reparations for African Americans at the church, local, state, and federal levels.

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