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Racism: Young Adults & Adults: Restorative Justice

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

Books

Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist     Been in the Struggle     Decolonizing Wealth by Edgar Villanueva     Do Better     Forgiven but Not Forgotten     Gideon's Promise     GOD IN THE GHETTO     Healing Haunted Histories                    Listening to the Movement               Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption     The Purpose Gap     Book - Paperback          TAKING APART BOOTSTRAP THEOLOGY          We Do This 'Til We Free Us     We Will Not Cancel Us     

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

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.

The Feminist Press - Advancing Women's Rights & Feminist Perspectives -  Durland Alternatives Library

Audre Lorde's The Uses of Anger (Women's Studies Quarterly) is essential reading.

Racial Equity as Spiritual Healing

by Naaima Khan; Owner and Principal of Create Good, a consultancy that helps organizations more effectively pursue anti-racism work with a special focus on using keen insights from data and evaluation.

Listen to Krista Tippet's interview, Love Is the Motive, with Just Mercy author, Bryan Stevenson about his work with the Equal Justice Initiative.

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

See a Summary of Richard Rohr's Restorative Justice Daily Meditations, from the week of September 6 - September 11, 2020 and a summary of Wounded Healers from the week of September 13 - September 18, 2020.

Other Book Lists

Video & Multi-Media

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

Ricardo Levins Morales 2021 Liberation Calendar cover. People of many ages, genders and skin colors gather at the base of a tree. Some weater, others plant seedlings, one plays a drum, one holds a baby and another a book, while another speaks into a megaphone and another wearing a headscarf raises her fist in the air.

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

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

Trainings & Webinars

Gathering

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.

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.

DWU Stark Lecture —Race Relations and the Ministry of Reconciliation: What does reconciliation look like in your local church? How can you join in this important work? Dakota Wesleyan University (Mitchell, SD) shared a free presentation by Rev. Dr. Shawn Moore, (Living Spirit UMC; Minneapolis).  Watch here

Expanding the Table for Racial Equity

Two six-video sessions with diverse leaders covering a range of topics. Appropriate for tweens, teens and adults.