Understanding Social Injustice Through the Power of Place

You are invited to sign up for the Lent Series for four Saturdays in March, when we as Plymouth members, learn about our history as a church in the Des Moines community and how that relates to the Urban Renewel that happened to our own local African American community on “Center Street”.

This series is sponsored by the Anti Racism committee, along with a grant from the Plymouth Foundation. Our guide will be Dr. Madison DeShay-Duncan who teaches at Iowa State and has been working on the documentary “The Center Street Story – An Urban Renewal Retrospective.” We will use Dr DeShay- Duncan’s astute insight in how urban renewal affected the Center Street in our own city.

We will examine our own conscience and participants will seek to better understand what it means to be a neighbor, how we can build bridges across color lines and what is the specific role for Plymouth Church.

Sign up as soon as possible as space will be limited. Sessions will be held Saturday mornings on March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. This will be a memorable and wonderful education series. Participation is free but limited to Plymouth church members. We hope to see you there!

To sign up, click here!