Are All Alike Unto God? How Racism Affects Identity in the Church and Community

This panel will explore how racial identity affects the way LDS women relate to and are able to participate in the Church community. Women representing minority groups in the Church will take a personal approach, describing their experiences, struggles, and concerns. Questions to be explored include: How big a problem is racism within the LDS Church institution and membership? How can we recognize when we are participating in this problem? What are some positive ways to work toward healing? What does it mean for all to be “alike unto God”? Should this be our goal? How can we honor and encourage differences while working toward equality?

Margaret Toscano, Natalie Palmer Sheppard, Sarah Smith, Yvette Donosso Diaz