What We Don't Think We Think (for General Conference Delegates)
A Guide to Addressing Implicit Bias for Delegates to the United Methodist Church's General Conference
The Rev. E. Michelle Ledder works for GCORR (the General Commission on Religion and Race) and serves as their Director of Equity and Anti-Racism. She focuses on writing curriculum and facilitating workshops which teach the United Methodist Church, at all levels, how to live into increasingly honorable forms of anti-racism including but not limited to: implicit bias; anti-racist covenants; the skills to interrupt racism in real-time; economic redistribution and racial equity; and dismantling racism in language, relationships, policy, and systems. Rev. Ledder is an ordained elder in the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church and serves as an Assistant Minister at Metropolitan AME Church in Washington DC, where the Rev. William H. Lamar, IV is the pastor. Michelle is finishing up work toward earning a Ph.D. at Emory University with a focus on homiletics (preaching) and pedagogy (teaching). Her dissertation is titled: Preaching Truth: An Anti-Racist Anti-Racism Homiletic for 21st Century White Preachers. She lives in Baltimore with her Schnoodle, Webster.
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