The Antiracism Commission “serves as the consulting authority to the Diocese on the process of dismantling racism. While the Antiracism Commission has the priority and scope to dismantle racism in this Diocese [as per this resolution], it remains the responsibility of each entity within the Diocese to do the work required to identify and dismantle racism, in consultation with the Antiracism Commission.”

– Resolution F-170 of the 2007 diocesan convention

The commission is comprised of members from congregations throughout the diocese. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month starting with a meal at 6 p.m. Anyone who would like to attend a meeting may contact one of the co-chairs to learn the location and to RSVP.

Membership Specifications

  1. Canonically resident in the Chicago diocese or canonically resident in a denomination in full communion with the Episcopal Church.
  2. 2½ day training or acceptable equivalent training consistent with the tenets of Resolution A044 of the 2018 General Convention.
  3. Has antiracist values in alignment with the commission and consistent with the tenets of Resolution A044.
  4. Attend three meetings within six months of request or invitation to join the commission.

Membership is not required to participate in one of the commission’s projects and initiatives. Completion of a regularly scheduled two-and a half day antiracism training is a prerequisite.