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Racism: Young Adults & 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          The Darkness Divine     Healing Haunted Histories                    The Purpose Gap          Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers

Video, DVDs & Guides

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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

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/Training

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.