Doing Our Own Work in Learning and Sharing

We are starting a new sermon series on race, because we believe it is important for white Christians to learn and talk about race/racism. As we do this work, I encourage you to educate yourself by seeking out resources (books, podcasts, articles) by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). The resources below are a starting point. Moving forward, share what you’ve learned with other white people, push through the discomfort to engage in courageous conversations in your circles.

Books:

·  I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

·  How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

·  When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors

·  Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad

·  Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric      Dyson

·  So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

·  Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris

Podcasts:

·  All My Relations hosted by two Native women, Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene

·  Latinos Who Lunch discuss issues related to the intersectionality between queer, Latinx, and Spanglish voices hosted by FavyFav and Bavelito

·  Self Evident: Asian America’s Stories hosted by Cathy Erway tackles today’s tough questions about identity, cultural change, and nationhood.

·  The Stoop highlights Blackness by digging deeper into stories we don’t hear enough about by Leila Day and Hana Baba

Webinar:

·  COVID-19: Pre-existing Disparities Exposed presented by Church & Society of the UMC

·  A free 5 week series on Thursdays from May 21 to June 18 from 2:00-3:15pm

·  To learn more and sign up please click here.

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