Antiracism Task Force

Who We Are

For centuries, the legacy and enduring reality of racism has wrought devastation on communities of color. It is the responsibility of faith communities to speak to these issues with specificity and promote action that will bring about a more equitable society. With this in mind, the Adult Programs Committee of First Parish in Lincoln has formed an Antiracism Task Force with three key objectives: LEARNGIVE, and ACT.

  • LEARN: The Antiracism Task Force facilitates educational and challenging conversations about racism and its impacts and provides resources for individual and communal learning.
  • GIVE: The Antiracism Task Force partners with organizations that are doing antiracist work to provide concrete support for these efforts.
  • ACT: The Antiracism Task Force organizes direct actions (both individual and collective) that promote justice and the dismantling of racist policies in our society.

Our current members are Janet Boynton, Mary Gaylord, Ken Hurd, Joan Kimball, Mary Helen Lorenz, Barbara Slayter, Mary Jo Veling and Sarah Klockowski.

We would to hear your ideas for ways we can collectively learn, give, and act for racial justice! Email us at

Upcoming Events

Antiracism Film Screening: True Justice

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Recent News

Summer Read: Between the World and Me

July 21st, 2020|

Summer Read: Between the World and Me The Antiracism Task Force is recommending Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, Between the World and Me for a Summer 2020 church read. The book is in the form of [...]

What We’re Up To


Book Groups, Film Screenings and more!

CLICK HERE to find current opportunities for education and self-reflection about racism.


Thank you to all who donated to both our Mother’s Day Drive and Children’s Summer Clothing Drive. Check back for more information on ways to give.


Are you ready to take action to address systemic racism in America?

CLICK HERE to find current opportunities to take action for racial justice.