June 29 – June 29, 2017
Similar to our 2016 Three Books and a Movie series, in 2017 we will meet to discuss a different resource every couple months. Called the Solidarity Series, resources will largely focus around raising cultural awareness and competency.
Discussions will be held on our new meeting platform Zoom. Click here for information on how to join the conversation.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7-8:30 PM Eastern
On Being an Ally
Part of the WHITE PRIVILEGE: LET’S TALK webinar series from the United Church of Christ
Join us for a discussion around the webinar On Being An Ally with Rev. Traci Blackmon, part of the White Privilege series from the United Church of Christ, a curriculum that’s designed to invite church members into safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race. Aimed largely at white congregations involved in racial justice work, this particular webinar talks about what it means to be an ally as well as effective and ineffective ways to do so.
Rev. Traci Blackmon is acting executive minister of the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries. She is also the first female pastor of the 156-year-old Christ The King United Church of Christ in Ferguson, MO. She became nationally recognized as a prominent voice for social change when Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, just miles from her church. She immediately worked to help organize the Black Lives Matter movement, effectively assisting and collaborating with people in the community working for justice.
Click here to watch the webinar.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:30-9 PM Eastern
A collection of resources on decolonization, reconciliation, and white supremacy as they relate to Indigenous peoples.
This Land: An Introduction from An Indigenous People’s History of the United States
This chapter introduces the history of settler colonialism in the United States with a focus on its impact on Indigenous communities. It exposes how government policy has been used to seize their land, and displace and eliminate indigenous groups.
On Repudiation: A Cherokee Perspective
This article discusses settler colonialism from a Cherokee perspective, looks at what true reconciliation would look like, and reflects on genuine, authentic ways white Christians can repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and truly stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples.
Unsettling Whiteness: Refocusing Christian Theology on its own Indigenous Roots
In this article, the author (a white Christian settler) discusses Whiteness as a historical force and evaluates a growing understanding of his own involvement in perpetuating systems of white supremacy.
From Reconciliation to Decolonization: How Settlers Engage in Indigenous Solidarity Activism
This article discusses genuine ways to stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples and provides examples of what people can do.
Click here to download the resource packet (23 pages)
Monday, July 10, 2017
7:30-9 PM Eastern
The Dream is Now
Join us for a discussion of the film The Dream is Now, a 30-minute documentary from Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim about the stories of undocumented youth in the United States and their struggles in earning citizenship.
Click here to watch the film.
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Discussions will be held on our new, FREE meeting platform Zoom. If you are new to Zoom, this very short video will talk you through creating an account. Please RSVP for the individual event to be sent a link to access the conversation.