Faith and ethnic communities hold particular sway in our nation, bringing a moral imperative to create change and a voice that matters.
On October 18, Iowans gathered at the Shattering Silence sculpture at the Judicial Building in Des Moines and simultaneously at Mays Island in Cedar Rapids. People of faith and all beliefs from predominantly white faith communities shattering their own silence and calling themselves into the work of dismantling systemic racism. Each person declaring openly and loudly to no longer remain silent while Black sisters and brothers and siblings struggle for racial justice and equity. Standing alongside the Black community to Shatter the Silence and use the privilege given to the white community to amplify Black voices. As people of faith and all beliefs, committing to no longer remaining silent.
The current Taking Action focus through the Shattering the Silence event is dismantling the systemic racism within the criminal justice system. Learn more by connecting with faith organizations in Iowa.