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Thursday, November 16 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Racial Reconciliation Experience

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In our current society, whereby we continue to wrestle through controversy over affirmative action, illegal immigration and racial and religious fallout, there remains a bitter difference in our responses. People of color deal with the tension between memory and identity, while the mainstream would prefer to treat racial reconciliation as an unnecessary priority within a social media savvy culture. As believers, God enjoys our efforts to create opportunities for healing and restoration. As youth workers, we have an obligation to build pathways for teenagers to be a part of this same healing and restoration within their friend groups, schools, and communities.
The Racial Reconciliation Experience Intensive is built around a tour of the National Civil Rights Museum. We’ll meet at the convention center at 1 p.m. Thursday and will travel to the Civil Rights Museum together. As part of the tour, we’ll break up into small groups and engage in intentional discussions about how systemic racial issues impact our students and ministries today.

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Jacob Eckeberger

YS Leadership Team, Youth Specialties
Jacob Eckeberger is the Director of Resource Development for Youth Specialties, and has spent the last 13 years as a hybrid youth worker and worship leader. He and his wife, Katie, lead worship itinerantly as the duo My Anchor Holds, and try their best to keep up with their two-year-old bruiser... Read More →
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Fred Oduyoye

Fred Oduyoye began in full-time youth ministry 18 years ago, and his experiences led him to become the national training director for Urban Youth Workers Institute. Today, Fred is the director of networking for Youth Specialties and oversees the YS UnConference. Fred helps manage... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Civil Rights Museum 450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103

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