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Anti-Racism: Tweens & Teens: Perspectives & Stories

print, online and video resources for generating dialogues around race and anti-racism, white supremacy culture, identity and intersectionality

Books - Asian American & Pacific Islander Voices

     Darius the Great Is Not Okay By Adib Khorram Cover Image          I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers' Edition)     Made in Asian America     BL Steeped in Stories     

Books - Black Voices

Ain't Burned All the Bright     Barracoon: Adapted for Young Readers - Hurston, Zora Neale     Black Boy Joy          Black Girl You Are Atlas     Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way     The 1619 Project: Born on the Water     Caste          Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition     How the Word Is Passed     I Love My People     I Remember     I'm Still Here (Adapted for Young Readers) by Austin Channing Brown     Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice - Stevenson, Bryan          Letters to the Sons of Society by Shaka Senghor          BL_MyDivineNaturalHair_Cover_9781506494012c               Project 562 by Matika Wilbur     25159334          Resistance Stories from Black History     Rise Up by Ink & Willow          She Led the Way: Stories of Black Women Who Changed History - eBook  -     By: Suzanne Curtis Briggs     The Talk     A Time to Break Silence     To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope          

Remind Me Again: Poems and Practices for Remembering Who We ArePoet, artist, and educator Joe Davis' Remind Me Again: Poems and Practices for Remembering Who We Are, is a collection of 41 poems that speak to our mind, body, and spirit, to our community, and to our purpose. Each poem includes a “Try This Practice” to help readers connect the themes to their everyday lives.

Comes with Remind Me Again Facilitator Guide: 41 weeks of content based on all of the poems in Remind Me Again; written by Rev. Jia Starr Brown. This content will help you have meaningful discussions about Joe’s poetry as well as help guide you to connect to your own community. This content is endlessly flexible and can be used as a 10-minute addition to a lesson or 41 weeks of hour-long sessions.

Books - Immigrant Voices

Once I Was You -- Adapted for Young Readers     We're in This Together

Books - Indigenous Voices

Ancestor Approved     Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults     I Remember          Notable Native People     The Reluctant Storyteller Trade Book (Hardcover)     Indigenous America by Liam McDonald     When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through

Books - Latine Voices

I Remember     Latinitas     Notable Native People     Once I Was You -- Adapted for Young Readers          Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed

Reading Lists for Youth

  • “Latinx Heritage” at the Los Angeles Public Library website – This list consists mainly of books in English with some that also include Spanish

  • “Latinx History Month Books for Teens” at the Chicago Public Library website – This list consists mainly of books in English with at least one that also includes Spanish

In Our Library

Find books, curricula, prayer, music, and worship elements (including a full sermon), and community organizations and businesses grouped to help congregations take next steps in antiracism work, creation care, and addressing intergenerational mental health and well-being in the WaterThreads - Woven Together: Water, Community, Well-Being. Available online and via requested download for member congregations - who should email: ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu - for access.

The Sacred Selves of Adolescent Girls  -     Edited By: Evelyn L. Parker     

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

The Black Lives Matter at School Year of Purpose campaign promotes a set of national demands based in the Black Lives Matter 13 Guiding Principles that focus on liberation and racial justice in education for Black youth, educators, and all youth of color. Find a growing list of recommended titles that center each of the Black Lives Matter 13 Guiding Principles, as well as additional recommended booklists at Social Justice Books.

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources for 2023

By BuildFaith Editors on Apr 19, 2023

To help Christian communities amplify Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander voices in American and church history, Building Faith shares a list of resources, including new and recent books, reading lists, podcasts, documentaries, virtual exhibits, and church resources.

  • Books
    • History and Cultural Criticism Books
    • Histories and Stories in Christianity
    • Reading Lists for All Ages
  • Articles
  • Podcasts
  • Videos
  • Virtual Exhibits
  • Church Resources

Pueblo Matriarch_PRIMARY.jpg5 Indigenous Women Asserting the Modern Matriarchy

They’re reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.

BY CHELSEY LUGER / Yes! Magazine

MAR 30, 2018

Image: A Sisterhood Is Sacred. Left to Right: April Chavez (Kewa), Talavai Denipah-Cook (Ohkay Owingeh/ Hopi), Jazmin Arquero (Cochiti/Zuni), Dina DeVore (Jemez/Kewa/Laguna), Alexis Wade (Laguna), Marquel Musgrave (Nanbe' Owingeh), and Kim Smith (Diné). Photo by Cara Romero

The MN Annual Conference UMC's Rev. Dana Neuhauser offers this list of Books That Can Build Empathy for BIPOC Communities.

Rev. Kelly Sherman Conroy of Nativity Lutheran Church created this Indigenous Peoples Resources list for all ages.

Doing Good Together encourages families to explore Our [Nation's] Storied History with children to empower all kids with stories that inspire civic engagement and a hunger for justice; includes picture books and books for teens and adults.

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The Gospel for Changemakers by Rev. Tyler Sit

There is no Allyship Airlines for which you can buy a ticket and sit comfy.

A person at a polling site

Rev. Dr. Michael Piazza cites young writer, Lily Herman's Teen Vogue article, Trump Did Not Lose in a Landslide because the US Is Racist.

Also, find there These 9 Young People Have Some WORDS for President Trump and other great features written by and for young people.

Call To Mind: Spotlight On Black Trauma And Policing (MPR) - with Angela Davis hosting Spotlight on Black Trauma and Policing, a live virtual community conversation including Resmaa Menakem and Justin Terrell.

The Movement for a Future without Policing & Prisons

Kaepernick Publishing & LEVEL publish 30 stories that point to a future that puts the needs of the community first

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.

Websites

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

Videos

The Lost Cause

by David Freudberg on April 13, 2023 / Progressive Christianity

Are we still living with the racial divide left over from the Civil War? This provocative audio documentary explores the history of a conflict that nearly tore America apart.

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INDEPENDENT LENS: Home from School: The Children of Carlisle

By Jennifer Robinson / Web Producer

Searching for the Unmarked Graves of Indigenous Children

By Nilo Tabrizy, Ed Ou and Caroline Kim•October 20, 2021

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.

Throughline

NPR's throughline presents American Police

Experience

Gathering

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.

Upcoming Tour Dates