As part of the efforts to educate those interested in Christian Community Development in RVA, we have organized the following educational opportunity and time of discussion and networking! Keep reading! And feel free to share!
Unpacking the 2010 Census:
The New Realities of Race, Class and Jurisdiction in the Metro Richmond Area
Dr. John Moeser, Senior Fellow at the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond and Professor Emeritus, Urban Studies and Planning, at Virginia Commonwealth University, will present an overview of the 2010 census as it relates to race and economics in our region.
New census figures about poverty in metropolitan Richmond are startling. Neighborhoods that ten years ago were areas of high-density poverty no longer fit this profile. Meanwhile, areas in 2000 that didn’t fit the profile now do. Are there differences in poverty between city and suburb, between White and Black, between Asian and Latino?
In addition to hearing the data, presented by Dr. Moeser, we will take time to dialogue about..
- What does this mean to us as individual Jesus Followers, corporately as the church, and as non-profits and ministries?
- What does Jesus have to say on the topic?
- What are we called to do – individually and together?
- How should we pray?
Saturday, March 17th, 2012
9a – 12noon (Doors open and coffee available at 8:30a)