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Anti-Racism: Adults: Restorative Justice

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

Books

Anti-Racism 4REALS: Real Talk with Real Strategies in Real Time for Real Change     Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist     Been in the Struggle     Black Hands, White House: Slave Labor and the Making of America     Decolonizing Wealth by Edgar Villanueva     Deconstructing Racism: A Path toward Lasting Change     Do Better     Forgiven but Not Forgotten     Forgiveness and Reparation, the Healing Journey     Getting to the Promised Land     Gideon's Promise     GOD IN THE GHETTO     Healing Haunted Histories                    Letters to the Sons of Society by Shaka Senghor     Listening to the Movement          Necessary Risks: Challenges Privileged People Need to Face     Picture of Not Forsaken     Oak Flat by Lauren Redniss     Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption     The Path to a Livable Future: A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism, and the Next Pandemic     The Purpose Gap          The Racial Healing Handbook     Book - Paperback          TAKING APART BOOTSTRAP THEOLOGY     Ten Lives, Ten Demands     To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope     Unsettling Truths          We Do This 'Til We Free Us     We Will Not Cancel Us          You Mean It or You Don't: James Baldwin's Radical Challenge

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Deradicalization in the Deep South: How a former neo-Nazi Makes Amends

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

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Land Acknowledgment can be tricky.

Here's a Toolkit from the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center and A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgment compiled in conversation with a group of Minnesota Indigenous leaders.

A Guide to Climate Reparations

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

Why Reparations Are About More Than Money By KERRY WHIGHAM

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 GenocideMike 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.

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

 Embrace Race offers a number of resources:

  • toolkits for study and teaching
  • support for adults caring for children (and others) affected by racialized trauma
  • podcasts and webinars to empower and encourage all ages in meeting white nationalism, white supremacy, and racialized violence

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9 Essential Reads For Your Racial Justice Conversations

by Zenobia Jeffries Warfield

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.

Video & Multi-Media

Before You Call the Cops' BLM video goes viral...again - YouTube

Tyler Merritt's Before You Call the Cops is powerful watching. Get to know him!

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

Let's Get Uncomfortable - Series of 3

LET'S GET UNCOMFORTABLE - SERIES OF 3

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.

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We need public rituals of confession … of lamentation.

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 Actions: Surrendering wealth for mutual well being

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.

Share their A Time to Repair curriculum with individuals and congregations; watch the trailer here.

JustMOVE for Churches

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.

Book JUSTMove now for your church.

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 Circle at Common Ground Meditation Center

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.

Gathering

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.

Expanding the Table for Racial Equity

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

Judicatory Resources