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Towards Racial Justice And Understanding

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Adopting an anti-racist approach requires more than reading books and marching for justice.

That’s why Govans Presbyterian church has welcomed singer and activist Lea Gilmore as its first ‘Minister for Racial Justice and Multicultural Engagement.’ She and Pastor Tom Harris talk about ways the church’s white congregation is working to engage with the surrounding diverse Baltimore neighborhood.

 “Lea has helped us say, no - you all need to do some work. Go and march if you want, go to Annapolis if you want, but to do anti-racism work is deeply personal, internal work within each member of the church and with the congregation as a whole.”

Plus--pediatrician Nicole Rochester on why racism should be viewed as a public health crisis.

Links: Govans Church Racial Justice Ministry Speakers Series, YourGPSdoc

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'