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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

Ain't Burned All the Bright     Ancestor Approved     Black Boy Joy          Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way     The 1619 Project: Born on the Water     Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults     Caste               How the Word Is Passed     I Remember               Latinitas     Letters to the Sons of Society by Shaka Senghor          Notable Native People          25159334          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     When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through               Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed

In Our Library

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

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

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.

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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

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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