Shannon Martinez, right, does her deradicalization work at home on a phone, surrounded by her family, including daughter Jane Foley.
YES! Photos by Sara Wise
BY DJ Cashmere
Land Acknowledgment can be tricky.
Reparations, debt cancellation, and climate justice are all regular features in climate solutions—but what do they mean in practice?
Yes! Magazine; By Anita Bhadani
Put Philanthropy on the Front Lines by Edgar Villanueva
Addressing histories of mass violence have to include both material reparations and public and visible symbolic gestures.
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.
Barbara Holmes reflects on Crisis Contemplation, in When Crisis Comes and Crisis Contemplation; trauma researcher Joy DeGruy adds Healing Generational Wounds - all worth a read for those concerned about the extent of body trauma experienced generationally by our siblings of color and diversity; and being absorbed by all of us in these times of upheaval.
Audre Lorde's The Uses of Anger (Women's Studies Quarterly) is essential reading.
Responding to Microaggressions by Beth Godbee
Reconciling relationships with nature: Rev. Tyler Sit, an Earthkeeper who serves New City Church in Minneapolis and United Methodist Global Ministries, shares how connecting with the Earth in nature-based therapy supports people of color in his community. Watch video
Embrace Race offers a number of resources:
Dec. 19, 2017
A short list of (mostly 2017) books for those who want to know more about White supremacy and the impacts of racism that we deal with today.
The MN Annual Conference UMC's Rev. Dana Neuhauser offers this list of Books That Can Build Empathy for BIPOC Communities.
Tyler Merritt's Before You Call the Cops is powerful watching. Get to know him!
South Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins Morales offers a Liberation Calendar, "a colorful celebration of resistance, coming together, and overcoming oppression. Each page is packed with Ricardo's original art and significant dates in the struggle for justice and dignity. Great for schools, offices, fundraising, and gifts for colleagues and comrades.
African American Policy Forum short film: The Unequal Opportunity Race
The Work of the People's Selected Films that lead to Reconciling and Wholeness
Racism is everybody’s problem. For too long, the responsibility to understand and dismantle racism has fallen on communities of color. That ends now. White people need to do more of their own learning, growing, and dismantling. We want to help, so we created a 3-part series of conversations that bring together communities to talk about racism, being anti-racist, and what we can do right now, today to make the future better.
Krista Tippet with Rev. Phil Jackson
This recorded series is not about an antiracism program or event. It is not an antiracism 101 course. It seeks to equip leaders with an awareness of their own complicity with white supremacy, and expand their tools to embody antiracist leadership. Learn more.
Restorative action is a racial equity initiative born from the intersection of theology, justice, and economics. It allows U.S. Americans who benefit from institutional racism, to provide credible witness for justice by surrendering ill-gotten gains toward the establishment of just relationships with our Afro-American & Indigenous communities.
See their website for background.
Make the commitment here.
If we can't talk about racism in our church, where can we talk about it?
JUSTMove helps people of faith have courageous conversations that build bridges across cultural differences.
KaleoCenter's Sacred Solidarity Network cohorts run annually - for the whole congregation to join with others in the work of antiracism and justice.
Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles (ASDIC) is an esteemed antiracism workshop provider operating from Montevideo, MN, across Minnesota and nationally. ASDIC’s programs are noted for their depth of analysis, opportunity for dialogue and reflection, building of relationship and community, and lasting transformative change.
Healing Minnesota Stories’ and Minnesota Council of Churches offer 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.
Topics are quite serious; the tours are age appropriate for high-school age or older.
Learn more and register here.
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.
Two six-video sessions with diverse leaders covering a range of topics. Appropriate for tweens, teens and adults.