Next Steps
How To Be A Better Ally Workshop

The following ideas were identified during our recent workshop. This list was compiled by our workshop facilitator, Rev. Anna Golladay.

External Growth Opportunities:

  • NAACP Grant Writing Assistance
  • Mentorship Program
  • Hold Community Conversations around Hiring Policies/Implicit Bias
  • Support Leaders of Color Running for Office & Host Town Halls for all Candidates
  • Communicate to the Greater Community about Church’s Allyship

Internal Growth Opportunities:

  • Look closely at congregational investments, expenditures and grants
  • Write and adopt and Allyship Statement
  • Rent Church Space to Organizations of Color
  • Write and adopt an Anti-Discrimination Statement
  • Identify Minority Owned Businesses for Church Projects
  • Share Learnings of Workshop with Committees and Congregation
  • Extend Ecological/Racial Justice Understandings
  • Write and perform Skits during Worship on Boots & Sandals, etc
  • Offer Kitchen Space for Food-Based Businesses
  • Look at Stained Glass Behind Pulpit and Update for Historical Accuracy
  • Look at Art throughout Building for Historical Accuracy
  • Evaluate children’s books offering
  • Look at Internal Employment Practices – Evaluate for Bias
  • Create and Distribute a List of Businesses of Color for Congregation to Frequent