Seating Chart Race, Racism, & Racial Tension About this Life Night The Gather sets the tone for the series through small group division and discussion about guidelines and approaches to discussing race and racism. The Proclaim provides an overview of race and racism, along with a call to work toward justice and equality for all people. The Break gives the teens an opportunity to encounter and discuss stories of other people who have had experiences of racism. The Send is a guided meditation about the diversity we will encounter in heaven. Prior to the Life Night series, be sure to implement the At the Table: Core Training as suggested in the introductory material under Core Preparation. The training packet can be found on the May 2019 Life Teen USB and online at lifeteen.com under Life Support: May 2019. Goal of This Night The goal of Seating Chart is to present racism as a sinful and institutional reality, while calling the teens to acknowledge how Christ invites us to work for its eradication. Catechism # 738 # 855 # 1937 Scripture Psalms 102:1 -28 Acts 2:1 -10 John 2:7 -11 Key Concepts • Racism is an institutional and systemic reality, particularly in the Western world, that persists despite efforts such as the Civil Rights movement and other struggles for justice. • Racial tension in the United States is manifested in the attitudes, dispositions, and biases that directly result from meanings and values attached to skin color. • While people within the Church have been complicit in perpetuating racial injustice, Christ still offers hope and power through the Church to impact change. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full version of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.