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 Committee - Brief History

In 2020, CCPC Session established this Committee 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, a  Race & Diversity Task Force(RDTF) held its first meeting via zoom on June 20 with about 20 members participating. The Committee meets on the 1st Saturday mornings via zoom. If you would like to participate, please contact 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 Race & Diversity Committee meets regularly (via Zoom) on the 1st Saturday of each month.  We have a Committee email address list 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 Committee. The Committee has its own 'account' within CCPC. You can donate to it through CCPC's website, choosing "Other", and writing "Race and Diversity" in the box.

"Courageous Conversations" Retreat - Summary