Wyoming Association Of Churches To Host Workshop On Racism

Jan 29, 2016

Credit Wyoming Association of Churches

The Wyoming Association of Churches shines a light on racism and diversity in Wyoming in a workshop. “Doing Justice in a Red State” will address recent instances of racism in Wyoming, proposed hate crime legislation, and how churches can become involved in social justice issues.

Chesie Lee, the executive director of the Wyoming Association of Churches, says one of the biggest challenges in stomping out racism in the state is the lack of discussion about the topic.

"That’s part of the workshop that will be how to have those kinds of conversations with people we disagree with. It means we need to listen. Why does somebody view the things the way that they do?," says Lee.

Even though it is called “Doing Justice in a Red State,” Lee says there is nothing partisan about it.

"I don’t want people to assume that having one political perspective is better or worse than another, but I think that we can all agree that racism is not healthy in the Equality State," says Lee.

The workshop takes place at the Canterbury House in Laramie Sunday at 4pm, and is free and open to the public.