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.
Book Study: Jesus and the Disinherited
Tuesdays (to mid- June)
ARC quarterly evening meeting
Thursday May 27
Anti-Racism Church Task Forces Summit
Saturday May 22
Educational Opportunity Denied: The Legacy of Segregated Housing**
Tuesday, May 25
Congregation Sunday Teach-Ins
June 6 Anti-Racism Activity
June 27 Follow-on Topic
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**
Caste, Isabel Wilkerson (open reading, no study)
ARC quarterly evening meeting
Tuesday, July 13th
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.”
KRISTA TIPPETT interviews Resmaa Menakem
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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.
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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 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
by Ibram X. Kendi, 2019