Strength & Service Series: Becoming an Antiracist Organization

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00 EDT

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As recent events have cast a bright light on centuries of racial injustice, Lutheran social ministry organizations are asking how they can contribute to a more equitable society. Racial justice and equity require us to take a critical internal look at our leadership, policies, and operations and have some difficult conversations.

Hear from three peer leaders as they continue addressing their organization’s role in systemic racism, explore efforts to engage community partners to dismantle racism, and discuss the importance in recognizing and naming the pain that racism causes. During this webinar, your peers will share their successes and challenges in this important work, and explore questions such as, what does it mean to be an antiracist organization? What steps can you take to join in on the journey of becoming an antiracist organization? What tools and resources can help you along the way?


  • Damyn Kelly, President and CEO, Lutheran Social Services of New York
  • Michael Bertrand, President and CEO & Beverly Jones, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois
  • Paulo Pina, Pediatric Medical Director, Assistant Clinical Professor, NYU Robert I. Grossman School of Medicine, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

Facilitator: Andrew Genszler, President and CEO, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Registration will be limited to 100 participants.


About the Strength & Service Series

Lutheran Services in America’s Strength & Service Series is an interactive, virtual gathering of the best minds in our space, laser-focused on examining and tackling the unintended consequences and uncertainties in today’s climate — all with the goal of helping move your organization forward. Click here for details.