Race & Diversity


Micah 6:8
     He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?
     To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (NIV)

Race and Diversity Task Force - Brief History

In June 2020, CCPC Session established this Task Group to make recommendations concerning Race & Diversity in response to the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement. After an announcement on social media and in The Caller, the Race & Diversity Task Force(RDTF) held its first meeting via zoom on June 20 with about 20 members participating. The group meets on the 1st & 3rd Saturday mornings via zoom. If you would like to participate, please contact Justin, Ann Fleming, Jane Mellow, or Dennis Evans.

Four participants of the RDTF participated in the National Capital Presbytery’s (NCP) Open Session on Dismantling Racism. Our CCPC team shared the bold vision and resources laid out by the NCP. Inspired by the NCP, and leaning on CCPC’s history of social justice efforts in the 1960’s, the team created the following mission statement:

Because we believe that Black lives matter, we call for justice for those impacted by racism and privilege. We commit to the work of eliminating racism and prejudice. We will create educational opportunities to raise awareness of our implicit biases and the unintended consequences of our ignorance. We will develop intentional strategies to welcome and uplift historically marginalized people. We encourage our members to commit daily to the conscious practice of inclusive behaviors and continued learning.

Want to join us?

CCPC's R&D Task Force meets regularly (via Zoom) on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.  We have a group email address to share our agendas and ongoing conversations around the topic of racial justice.  If you would like to be added to that list, please email Dennis Evans at Dennis@EvansOpticalEngineering.com.

Even if you are unable to join us at this time, please consider donating to future endeavors created, proposed, or organized by the Task Force. The Task Force has its own 'account' within CCPC. You can donate to it through CCPC's website, choosing "Other", and writing "Race and Diversity Task Force" in the box.

"Courageous Conversations" Retreat - Summary