Racial Justice Event

For the February 9 Social Justice event in Joshua, we are asked to bring  a dish to share for lunch.

History of this event:
Over 25 years ago, after the ratification of the Charter for Racial Justice the Central TX conference UMW held “The Sing-a-Rainbow” event where different ethnic groups shared their music, some in native costume.  In 2013, there will be music as well as a focus on families and how UMW can help with the issues of poverty, hunger and other issues arise that challenge families.  If there are social or racial justice issues that might keep families of all races in poverty, we want to be aware of that and see how we can help.

Speakers include Josephine Lopez Paul with Allied Communities of Tarrant and Willie Bennett from a sister agency, Dallas Area Interfaith who will tell of their activities.  UMW will discuss multiplying its effort by partnering with other agencies.


A Charter for Racial Justice Event


Saturday, February 16, 2013
9 am - 2 pm

First United Methodist Church of Joshua

114 Paula Dr.  Joshua, TX  76058


 Allied Communities of Tarrant Presentation

    Mahlon Hight, Polytechnic UMC, ACT Leader
ACT organizes through institutions to address pressures affecting families in those institutions.

Josephine Lopez Paul, Lead Organizer


9:00am – Check-in, Breakfast treats, UMW Mission Resources, Silent Auction

9:45 – Gather with Song

10:00 – Program, Noon – Lunch,

2pm – Dismissal

  • Bring a family favorite dish to share for lunch.
  • This is a joint effort with UMW from Central Texas UMW
  • Recognition of Charter Club members
  • Legislative Priorities and Initiatives

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE & Make childcare reservations!



Directions to Joshua from the North: Take I-35 South to exit 37.  Merge onto TX 174.  Go 7 miles.  Turn right on Paula Dr.

Directions from the South: Take I-35 North.  Take Exit 30.  Go left or west onto FM Rd 917 W.  Go 7.7 miles.  Turn right on N. Broadway St/ SW Wilshire Blvd/ TX Hwy 174.  Turn left on Paula Dr.   Church is located directly behind Dollar General and Sonic. Go to the back building.  If lost, call 817-690-2720.

If you have questions, call Linda Hutchings 817-293-3393.