Last week the Emerge Program participated in a diversity workshop to 1) critically examine the racial realities in Grand Rapids, and 2) examine individual racial stereotypes. Participants shared about their personal experiences with racism in Grand Rapids. They were challenged to think through best practice considerations around addressing racial barriers and realities.

The group asks that the community be praying for continued discernment and wisdom as they continue to draft their breakthrough plans.

The community will have the opportunity to engage these breakthrough plans at GRIL’s annual graduation ceremony in May.