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.
The Minnesota Council of Churches Healing Minnesota Stories provide group Sacred Sites Tour to Explore Indigenous Experience in Minnesota. These tours are designed to "create understanding and healing between Native American and non-Native people, particularly those in various faith communities".
Tours are led by Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican) and Bob Klanderud (Dakota). The tours offer an opportunity to learn about Minnesota history from a Native perspective through story-telling and experiencing the sites in silence / meditation / reflection.
Antiracism Study Dialogue Circles (ASDIC) is an esteemed antiracism workshop provider operating from Montevideo, MN, across Minnesota and nationally. ASDIC has worked across different sectors, customizing its work to the particular focus and formats needed by organizations. ASDIC’s programs are noted for their depth of analysis, opportunity for dialogue and reflection, building of relationship and community, and lasting transformative change. ASDIC was founded in 2004 by Okogyeamon, a former monk, teacher, and now ordained UCC minister, and Margery Otto, an attorney.
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.
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:
Two six-video sessions with diverse leaders covering a range of topics. Appropriate for tweens, teens and adults.
Krista Tippet with Rev. Phil Jackson
This six-session study invites church groups to engage in the practice of biblical lament as a powerful tool in the church's struggle against racism.
White Fragility and the (Christian) Faith is a conversation with Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer (Gen. Minister and President of the UCC), Tricia Lytle, Cameron Trimble, and Steve Morgan about white fragility and the Christian faith.
CONVERGENCE offers two webinars:
White Too Long: A Webinar with Robert Jones from the Anderson Forum for Progressive Theology