Westmont Magazine Westmont Delegation Attends Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation
Story by Kat Marquez, staff writer for the Horizon, taken from the February 26, 2020, issue.
In February, 35 Westmont students and six staff members attended the Student Congress on Racial Reconciliation (SCORR), an annual event that seeks to “empower attendees to become catalysts for change through transformational learning and growth as they engage the diversity of the Kingdom of God.” Students and staff from 22 Christian colleges and universities attended the event, which focused on the theme “No Fear, Know Hope” from 1 John 4:18. Adam Edgerly, lead pastor of Newsong Los Angeles Covenant Church, delivered the keynote address. The program featured student-led workshops, including two presented by Westmont students. Each day ended with poets and storytellers sharing the ways their racial backgrounds have shaped their lives. Alesha Bond ’20 told the Horizon (the student newspaper), “SCORR gave me the push I needed to recommit to the hard, treacherous and long journey of reconciling the narrative of Jesus.”