Family Movie Night
How Do We Talk to Our Children About Racism?
A familiar story from the Gospel of John is the man born blind who receives his sight. The disciples ask Jesus who sinned to cause his blindness, the man or his parents. Jesus responds that neither sinned. “He was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.” As we reflect on this story as well as other gospel accounts of Jesus’ healing of blindness, we recognize our own blindness and God’s desire for healing in us. One form of this blindness has to do with the systemic racism in our social structures and the lack of awareness of white supremacy. How do we, as people of faith allow God’s work to be manifest in us? How do we help our children to understand the reality of racism in their lives? Racism is a difficult topic for many of us to address as adults. How do we speak about it to our children?
On Wednesday, April 21 at 7 pm there will be an opportunity to gather by zoom to discuss two movies, Akeelah and the Bee and Remember the Titans which illustrate systemic racism and white supremacy. We suggest you watch one or both movies together with you children prior to the zoom meeting and invite them to be a part of this discussion. Our purpose is to allow Christ to open our eyes and not be like the Pharisees in this Gospel account who refused to admit their blindness. Both movies are on Amazon Prime, Apple TV or You Tube for a small fee. We hope you will join us for this discussion and enlightening evening.Date: 04/21/2021 (Wed.) Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT Location: Zoom Meeting - Link will be sent closer to Movie Night