Chicago is a city frequently used as an example in many race discussions, mostly in a negative light. But what is really going on in the city? Do people really care about the issues that are plaguing the city? Believe it or not, Chicago is a city of hope and change!
In part one of “Chicago, A City of Hope,” Kevin Gwin discusses his experience living on Chicago’s west side. We talk about topics such as
- What is meant by “Defunding the Police.”
- Systemic Racism
- Implicit Bias
- What is really going on in Chicago
Kevin Gwin is the Executive Director of Pursue Scholars, which “holistically (spiritually, socially, and financially) supports emerging urban Christian leaders in their pursuit of higher education. We are looking for the next generation of leaders.” To find out more information about Pursue Scholars go to there website at http://Pursuescholars.org
Kevin has also offered some great resources to learn more about systemic racism.
Just Mercy (also see the movie)
Rethinking Incarceration (especially good for those who want to consider this theologically)
Systemic Racism in Housing:
History of Racism in the Church:
The sin of “Manifest Destiny” and “Doctrine of Discovery.”