ANTI-RACISM INITIATIVES

 

 

Our Anti-Racism Task Committee began in 2020 to engage in

anti-racism education and action.

 

It is our goal to bring our faith into action through developing relationships with other organizations, encouraging advocacy, participating in training ourselves and others - and aid in building the diocesan network of community and resources.

CALENDAR and RESOURCES

BELOW

You do not need to be a member of All Saints to join us in this life-changing work.

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Anti-Racism Initiatives of our Diocese

2021CALENDAR

May

Book Study: Jesus and the Disinherited

   Tuesdays (to mid- June) 

 

ARC quarterly evening meeting

   Thursday May 27

DIOCESE OPPORTUNITIES

Anti-Racism Church Task Forces Summit

 Saturday May 22

 

Educational Opportunity Denied: The Legacy of Segregated Housing**

   Tuesday, May 25

 

June

 

Congregation Sunday Teach-Ins

   June 6   Anti-Racism Activity 

   June 27 Follow-on Topic

 

 

DIOCESE OPPORTUNITIES

Medical Apartheid and Systemic Racism**

   Tuesday, June 8

 

Reaching For a Better Tomorrow: The Work and Mission of Hudson Link Working For Higher Education in Prison

  Tuesday, June 22**

 

July

Summer Reading: 

   Caste, Isabel Wilkerson (open reading, no study)

ARC quarterly evening meeting

   Tuesday, July 13th

 

DIOCESE OPPORTUNITIES

The Awakening of Unwoke People: Church, Religion and State

   Tuesday, July 6**

Rectors of Color: Examining the Missed Opportunities of Deployment

   Tuesday, July 20**

PEOPLE OF COLOR MATTER
         PODCASTS  and VIDEOS (Please be patient as we move resources from the Seraphim) 

Dr. Wornie Reed makes an extraordinary case for the need to address institutional racism as a means to create the “Beloved Community.”
 

Part 1 - Lexington

Part 2 - Roanoke

Part 3 - Wytheville

Extended Interview - Wytheville

 

 

 

 

 

 

KRISTA TIPPETT interviews Resmaa Menakem     
NOTICE THE RAGE; NOTICE THE SILENCE             
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Resmaa Menakem (MSW, LICSW, SEP) teaches workshops on Cultural Somatics for audiences of African Americans, European Americans, and police officers. He is also a therapist in private practice, and a senior fellow at The Meadows. His New York Times best-selling book is My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.

KRISTA TIPPETT interviews Layli Long Soldier, a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation.
THE FREEDOM OF REAL APOLOGIES           
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Layli Long Soldier is the author of WHEREAS, a winner of multiple awards including the Whiting Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award. She is the recipient of a 2015 Lannan Fellowship for Poetry and a 2015 National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Imagination and Fortitude

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature of the Library of Congress — and a magnificent source of wisdom for human society as a whole. He’s driven by compassion and the clear-eyed honesty that the young both possess and demand of the rest of us. Ibram X. Kendi chose him to write the YA companion to Stamped from the Beginning.

BLACK LIVES MATTER BOOK LIST

Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace by Angel Kyodo Williams, 2000

Jesus and the Disinherited
by Howard Thurman, first published in 1949

My Grandmother's Hands
by Resmaa Menakem, 2017

His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope
by John Meacham, 2020

90s Days of Consecration & Personal Revival
by Christopher Jones, 2020

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson, 2020

How to be an Anti-Racist

by Ibram X. Kendi, 2019