Racial Justice Committee

Kenilworth Union Church

About Us

Welcome to Kenilworth Union Church’s Racial Justice Committee (RJC) website landing page.  We are glad you are here.

The RJC’s mission is to promote racial justice by creating opportunities to listen, learn and discuss, as well as to advocate for racial equity.  To this end, we believe as a faith community, we can make a positive impact.

In the past, we’ve engaged in a variety of activities including:

  • Book club discussions
  • Speaking engagements
  • Travel opportunities such as exploring the history of the Civil Rights movement by visiting Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham, Alabama
  • Collaborations with neighboring churches including group classes using Sacred Ground, a film and readings-based Episcopal curriculum on race that’s grounded in faith

We’ve learned a lot and yet there is so much more to understand. We invite you to join us for upcoming events. A few of our plans for this year include history tours of the South and West sides of Chicago, exploring the book High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing with its author, viewing and discussing the new 1619 TV series, and a trip to America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee. Please visit our quarterly newsletter for up-to date information.

congregants in front of historic selma sign

RJC Members
If you have questions, please feel free to email 
RJC Co-Chairs, Laura Connell and Diane Rodriguez Rand.

 Staff: Bill Evertsberg. 

At Large: Cam Avery, Melinda Blake, Susan Bondurant, Sally Campbell, Heather Crimmins, Dana Connell, Nancy Davis, Caroline Degenaars, Lynn Donaldson, Maria Fowkes, Suzanne Hales, Becky Knight, Linda Kingman, Jennifer Lind, Scott Myers, and Robin Roberts.




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