Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources for 2023
By BuildFaith Editors on Apr 19, 2023
To help Christian communities amplify Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander voices in American and church history, Building Faith shares a list of resources, including new and recent books, reading lists, podcasts, documentaries, virtual exhibits, and church resources.
In A Time For Reckoning: North American Christianity and Indigenous Cultural Genocide, Mike Morrell offers a call to awareness, humility, repentance, and action; includes resource lists for reading/study; supporting, enjoying and learning from Indigenous artists; and specific actions for individuals, households, and congregations.
Walter Brueggeman's An Unwelcome Read of History (09.30.20)
by David Freudberg on April 13, 2023 / Progressive Christianity
Are we still living with the racial divide left over from the Civil War? This provocative audio documentary explores the history of a conflict that nearly tore America apart.
Denise Lajimodiere: Stringing Rosaries
Denise Lajimodiere’s academic book, Stringing Rosaries: The History, the Unforgivable, and the Healing of Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors, delves deep into American Indian boarding schools, the unsettling history, stories of abuse, and the trauma that continues to affect many of the survivors’ families yet today.
White Fatigue: Authored and narrated by Robe Imbriano and executive produced and creative directed by BigStar’s Josh Norton.
[See also: What Is White Fatigue?]
is a response to criticism generated from its predecessor,
The U.S. Civil Rights Trail wends from Baltimore to New Orleans with many stops along the way, including Birmingham, Little Rock, Montgomery and Selma; a good way to learn about Black history in our nation. Rev. Waters' book is the account of his own pilgrimage to some of these sites.
As part of Healing Minnesota Stories’ effort to create dialogue, understanding and healing between Native and non-Native peoples, Minnesota Council of Churches offers Sacred Site Tours of the Twin Cities area. The tour includes information on Dakota history, culture and sacred sites, as well as the oppression and genocide they faced, and ultimately their exile.
As the topics are quite serious the tours are considered age appropriate for high-school age or older.
Learn more and register here.
Disparity Trap: The Socially Conscious Board Game provides an easy way to have the hard conversations around race & privilege in America and how they impact society in systemically dominant (SD) and systemically non-dominant (SND) ways. The game play is like many of its kind, where your individual goal is to accrue as much wealth as possible. But where it differs is that you can have a team goal as well where you work with your fellow players to dismantle the Disparity Traps seeking to keep everyone in poverty. Within this game you also step into someone else’s shoes; to experience the disparities within an identity different from your own. Throughout the game, the dice roll correlates your identity in the game to real life statistics.
So like life, the dice are in your hands, but the odds are not.
10 Books By Black Authors That You Need To Read Right Now
Works by writers like bell hooks, Damon Young and James Baldwin that will educate and make an impact on everyone.
By Tessa Flores
10 Books by Black Scholars to Add to Your Reading List
Feb 1, 2022; by Fortress Press