Monday, June 8, 2020

Racial Justice Resources

7 racial justice activists talk about the evolution of Black ...A number of resources for racial justice were mentioned by our guest preacher, Stephanie Cooper, yesterday, and others have been suggested by members of our congregation since. As we are all at different points on the journey towards racial justice and ending systemic racism, I encourage you to pick one and start (or continue) your education and action:

Trouble the Water: A Christian Resource for the work of Racial Justice (WE HAVE MANY COPIES OF THIS AT CHURCH--LET PASTOR ABBY KNOW IF YOU'D LIKE HER TO GET ONE TO YOU!)

1619 Podcast

“Me and White supremacy”- Layla Saad

“White Fragility”- Robin Diangelo

Anti-racism resources on the Alliance of Baptists website

A new resource from the National Museum of African-American History and Culture:

A great list of 75 actions White people in particular can do for racial justice (though many of them are things we can ALL do)

Finally, our Community Conversation on Race next Sunday at 4PM will focus on the intersection of COVID and systemic racism. We'll be reading these four articles together, all of which I commend to you--and would also encourage you to join us on Sunday, even if you've never been in these conversations before:

1. From The Atlantic: America's Racial Contract is Showing

2. From The Capital Gazette: Racism is a public health issue in Anne Arundel County. Coronavirus pandemic shows what that means.

3. From The Washington Post: ‘We don’t get justice’: When a black girl’s death from covid-19 feels like a collision of two crises 

4. From Vox Media: What public health experts want critics to know about why they support the protests

It's a lot of info, but pick somewhere and get started!