Racial Equity Team

The Racial Equity Team focuses on racial justice, racial equity, and Mount Olivet's role in systemic racism.

About

The Racial Equity Team devises plans and strategies to share with the Mount Olivet community and with our neighbors in Arlington and beyond.

Since the formation of this group, we have:

Weekly Resources

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October 2, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month Pt. 4

It would not be surprising if you have not heard of the Borinqueneers, forgotten soldiers in what is sometimes referred to as a forgotten war. This week learn the history of the 65th Infantry from their inception, while Puerto Rico was still a colony, to their heroic service in Korea to their supposed dishonor, and finally their redemption and Congressional Gold Medal.

The Congressional Gold Medal was presented in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment. via Alex Wong/Getty Images
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Black History of Arlington

Consider walking in the footsteps of our neighbors by visiting a series of sites, memorials, and living testaments to the courage, resilience, and faith of our African American neighbors. There are two tours that seek to capture glimpses into the story of North and South Arlington. We pray they may serve as the first step in the long walk towards racial equity and justice in Arlington.

download north arlington tour bookletdownload south arlington tour booklet

Mount Olivet & Racism

Read a short report by Jim Dake on the history of Mount Olivet and racism within Arlington and the United Methodist Church.

Read the report

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Start here to learn more about the Racial Equity Team at Mount Olivet