Upcoming Events

A Day of Repentance and Solidarity

Sunday August 23rd – 3PM

Wisconsin State Fair Park

The Day of Repentance and Solidarity is an initiative fueled by an alliance of city and suburban churches/organizations to grow a more unified church that is a tangible witness of God’s love through justice and equality. This is done by the acknowledgement of the church’s past and present roles in systematic injustice, repentance, forgiveness and intentional steps of growing diverse relationships across the city and suburbs.

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A Day of Repentance

Sunday August 23rd – 3PM

Wisconsin State Fair Park

The Day of Repentance and Solidarity is an initiative fueled by an alliance of city and suburban churches/organizations to grow a more unified church that is a tangible witness of God’s love through justice and equality. This is done by the acknowledgement of the church’s past and present roles in systematic injustice, repentance, forgiveness and intentional steps of growing diverse relationships across the city and suburbs.

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Past Events

Over the past 5 years, We Race Ahead has been actively involved in unity, reconciliation and anti-racism efforts bringing thousands of residents across Southeastern Wisconsin together. We continue to host community discussions, while partnering with local businesses and organizations to help build cross-cultural competency, diversifying staff and fostering healthy work environments for people of color. Contact us for workshops or various consulting needs.

Multiethnic Family Dinners

2016 – We are all part of the human race, made up of many ethnicities with distinct history in America. Sharing stories of our history allows us to experience life from a new perspective.

Come and experience an evening of Asian, Latino and African American foods, story sharing and participate in discussions to help us heal and race ahead.

2017 – We are all part of the human race, made up of many ethnicities with distinct history in America

During the holiday season, experience an evening of foods from different cultures, meet some great people and participate in discussions to help us all race ahead.

2018 – Experience a night of food from around the world and facilitated discussions around ethnic history with practical action steps to bring people together in our area.

Thanks to our partners: Medical College of Wisconsin and the YWCA.

2019 – Experience a night of food from around the world and table discussions around ethnic history with action steps to bring people together in our area.

Thanks to our partners for this year’s experience: Diverse Dining and The Medical College of Wisconsin.

Multiethnic Family Dinners

2016 – We are all part of the human race, made up of many ethnicities with distinct history in America. Sharing stories of our history allows us to experience life from a new perspective.

Come and experience an evening of Asian, Latino and African American foods, story sharing and participate in discussions to help us heal and race ahead.

2016 – We are all part of the human race, made up of many ethnicities with distinct history in America

During the holiday season, experience an evening of foods from different cultures, meet some great people and participate in discussions to help us all race ahead.

2018 – Experience a night of food from around the world and facilitated discussions around ethnic history with practical action steps to bring people together in our area.

Thanks to our partners: Medical College of Wisconsin and the YWCA.

2019 – Experience a night of food from around the world and table discussions around ethnic history with action steps to bring people together in our area.

Thanks to our partners for this year’s experience: Diverse Dining and The Medical College of Wisconsin.

Panel Discussions

2017 – Join City of Light, Tosa Together, Rid Racism Milwaukee and other community organizations as they participate in a discussion on race, segregation and practical steps for unifying people of different ethnic backgrounds.

Film & Discussions

2017 – So many of us have questions about the racial challenges that impact our country. Positive experience with people from different backgrounds is helpful in beginning to understand issues and for taking actionable steps forward.

We invite you to our next We Race Ahead Event, where we’ll watch 13th, a documentary on Mass Incarceration in America. We’ll have food and a facilitated discussion following.

2019 – Based on Angie Thomas’ soul-stirring novel in which a young woman witnesses a life-and-death event, “The Hate U Give” pushes us to come to grips with both the terrifying reality of hatred, the power of community and the courage to overcome that hatred.

2019 – See Just Mercy and have a community discussion with professionals from Legal, Corporate America, Mentoring and Racial Reconciliation

We invite you to see Just Mercy and have a community discussion with professionals from the Legal System, Corporate America, Mentoring and Racial Reconciliation to strategize next steps to help heal systems and heal a segregated area.

Film & Discussions

So many of us have questions about the racial challenges that impact our country. Positive experience with people from different backgrounds is helpful in beginning to understand issues and for taking actionable steps forward.

City of Light Church intentionally brings people from different cultures together every week. We are a safe place for learning and having productive discussions on race and ethnicity.

We invite you to our next We Race Ahead Event, where we’ll watch 13th, a documentary on Mass Incarceration in America. We’ll have food and a facilitated discussion following.

Based on Angie Thomas’ soul-stirring novel in which a young woman witnesses a life-and-death event, “The Hate U Give” pushes us to come to grips with both the terrifying reality of hatred, the power of community and the courage to overcome that hatred.

See Just Mercy and have a community discussion with professionals from Legal, Corporate America, Mentoring and Racial Reconciliation

We invite you to see Just Mercy and have a community discussion with professionals from the Legal System, Corporate America, Mentoring and Racial Reconciliation to strategize next steps to help heal systems and heal a segregated area.

Talks

2018 – City of Light, along with award winning speaker on Race and Segregation, Reggie Jackson and the YWCA host a talk on the Impact of Segregation on Poverty and Race Relations in Milwaukee/Wauwatosa. The talk will be followed by facilitated round-table discussions and action-based next steps for unity. The community, local businesses and organizations are welcome to take part in this interactive process to meet others and grow in unity.

Thanks to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Nurturing Diversity Partners and the YWCA for partnering in this event.