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Anti-Racism: Adults: Small Groups/Study Guides

books, videos, online resources for individual and group study/discussion on racism, antiracism and white supremacy culture

Books

Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White People Talk Faithfully about Racism, Second Edition     Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist          Crisis Contemplation: Healing the Wounded Village     The Darkness Divine     Deconstructing Racism: A Path toward Lasting Change     Fat Church | Claiming a Gospel of Fat Liberation (Kidd)     Healing Haunted Histories               How the Word Is Passed     Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and  Fractured a Nation: Kobes Du Mez, Kristin: 9781631495731: Amazon.com: Books                    Picture of Not Forsaken          The Purpose Gap               Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers     

How the Word Is Passed

Discussion questions are available here.

Video, DVDs & Guides

'Trouble the Water’ docuseries available to download

Film series serves as prompt for challenging conversations about race and racism

Abbey of the Arts' Lift Every Voice book club will explore I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown. Watch the video conversation, join the Facebook group, and/or participate in the mid-month Zoom conversation. Begins Friday, August 20th, 2021.

R-Squared

What Is Critical Race Theory and What Christians Should Know

includes:

  • GCORR REAL TALK video to learn more about Critical Race Theory

  • Critical Race Theory Infographic Series download

  • Christian Voices on Critical Race Theory
  • More Christian Perspectives (additional resources)
  • How White Christians Can Learn from Critical Race Theory

Reason to Have Hope: A Public Health Response to Racism — a multi-part, online, interactive, and highly adaptable course created by the UCC's CHHSM — is now online. The innovative, user-friendly curriculum is geared for a group learning environment, and includes history, current events, theology, stories of resilience, and the intersections of race and social issues to help members of faith-based organizations and local churches learn from not only the material, but each other.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School offers this continuing series of diverse thinkers discussing the reality and implications of racial capitalism.

White Savior: Racism in the American Church DVD

Strange Fruit (Small Group Download) from SALT

 

What Is Systemic Racism?

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Wakanda Forever” offers a beautiful and unsatisfying story

The new “Black Panther” movie tells the stories of grief and White supremacy without offering easy answers. The result was a story that was real and sometimes unsettling, writes Brooke Scott. (This article includes discussion questions.)

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Padraig O Tuama reads Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi's poem, Say My Name and discusses it's ramifications for personal history, identity, belonging and awareness - and the many ways these can be stripped by people who dismiss or mispronounce other's names.

And Who Is My Neighbor?: Talking about Race and Racial Equity from Lutheran Social Services: Study Guide & Leader Guide

Becoming Human: St Thomas University; 2020 Lent Series (i.e., six-weeks)

Moving Faith Communities to Fruitful Conversations about Race: Lewis Center for Church Leadership

 from The Thoughtful Christian

Let's Talk - A Resource for Transformation Dialogue from the United Church of Christ

Racial Equity Learning Modules (REL)

Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Speakers, Webinars, & Training

CONVERGENCE offers two webinars on-demand:

  • White Too Long: A Webinar with Robert Jones from the Anderson Forum for Progressive Theology

SURJ is a volunteer-led organization that provides online resources as well as trained speakers for group learning. Their online material is appropriate for youth through adults.

RACIAL EQUITY RESOURCE DIRECTORY from Minnesota Compass is a listing of racial equity programs and training providers serving workplaces, civic organizations, educational institutions, faith communities, and anyone working to combat racism and increase cultural competence.

has numerous opportunities for personal growth, new learning and more, including:

  • Leading in Tumultuous Times: The Wise Leader, a month-long (September/Wednesdays) online leadership courses exploring what it means to be a wise leader. Learn more and find registration here.
  • Renewing Leadership: A cohort-based group facilitated by certified coaches Deborah Rundlett and Okokon Udo, Renewing Leadership includes a 360 assessment and a 1-on-1 coaching session.
  • UnMasking Discovery: A Journey of Identity, Voice, and Impact: a journey of social action and personal transformation in which you are invited to examine the masks you’ve had, to re-discover your authentic self, and to create a new way of being in the world.
  • A second series of Conversations on Race focusing on the topics of Changing Self, Changing Community, and Changing Systems.

Abolitionist Teaching Network's mission is: develop and support educators to fight injustice within their schools and communities. Utilizing the intellectual work and direct action of Abolitionists in many forms, they organize and take action for educational freedom. Among other amazing opportunities, you can:

Addiction & Race: Generations of Trauma

Thursday, Sept. 24 - 11 a.m. | Online

Addiction and drug policy in America are inextricably linked to race. Sam Simmons, an Alcohol and Drug Counselor specializing in the areas of Anger Management, Chemical Dependency, and Pain Management and working with the African American community leads this free, one-hour seminar, which dives into the dynamics of racial injustice, trauma and oppression that contribute to addiction rates and looks at the ongoing racial disparities in policing and incarceration that perpetuate inequality, failing to address the root causes of addiction and the potential negative consequences of drug use.

In Our Library

Multimedia / Curriculum

How to Be An Anti-Racist Church

Check out this free guide from Gravity Leadership with resources and links to help you and your congregation learn and grow. 

View the guide here.

Confronting Whiteness Participant’s GuideThe participant's guide to Confronting Whiteness offers people of faith a new posture for addressing racial issues. Spiritual practices will help participants engage writings and films by Black authors and filmmakers and develop habits that confront and undermine the power of Whiteness. The guide was developed for groups of White people who will be led by a trained facilitator.

The facilitator's guide for Confronting Whiteness provides productive tools for conducting conversations with 5-10 participants. The facilitators need to have previous experience as a participant in Confronting Whiteness and a readiness to engage in the inner work necessary for transformation.

Program consists of:

  • 9 90-minute sessions nine sessions
  • assigned reading and viewings
  • racial autobiography prompt
  • support for participants and facilitators is available through The Upper Room

Honor God's DiversityHonor God’s Diversity - God calls us to honor diversity that God has created in our world by diving deep beyond just accepting diversity. When we recognize and celebrate the different gifts, abilities, and voices in all creation, we honor the diversity in the world God has created.

With age-specific and intergenerational/full congregation curriculum available (click here and scroll down).

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22 Race-Related Films That Will Make You Laugh, Cry, and Think Differently

BY Zenobia Jeffries Warfield

Research has shown that certain movies have caused social justice change, or simply inspired good things to happen.