EDUCATION

"You are all God's children through faith in Jesus Christ."  Galatians 3:26

  • What does The United Methodist Church say about racism?

    This article discusses what the United Methodist Church's says about racism and the church's response to recent events. Click here for more.

  • Being a better anti-racist

    Methodist Pastor Laquaan Malachi has written a powerful essay on ways to be a better anti-racist. Click here for more.

  • Finding Myself in the Story of Race | Debby Irving | TEDx Fenway

    This talk is designed to be a 101 for white people about what white privilege and institutional racism are and how they can become part of what a white person thinks, believes and, subsequently, says or does. Click here for more.

  • Talking About Race

    This program is sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture which is a part of the Smithsonian Institution.  It provides comprehensive education and learning opportunities for parents and caregivers, educators, and people committed to equity. Click here for more.  

  • VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer clearly explains systemic racism, mostly for a white audience seeking to understand

    This short succinct video gives an excellent overview of systemic racism in the U.S. Click here for more.

  • Racism, a Primer

    Dr. Hickcox is a Geographer trained in human geography, environmental studies, and critical studies of race. She is Associate Director of the Arts & Sciences Honors Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. This PPT that she created for a presentation titled "Racism, a Primer" covers : What is racism? Where did it come from, and why is it still with us? Click here for more.

  • Systemic Racism Explained

    Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement's three founders share what they've learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities. Their advice on how to participate in ensuring freedom for everybody: join something, start something and "sharpen each other, so that we all can rise." Click here for more.

  • Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist | Brené Brown

    In an "Unlocking Us" episode, Brene Brown speaks with professor Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and the Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. They talk about racial disparities, policy, and equality, but really focus on How to Be an Antiracist, which is a groundbreaking approach to understanding uprooting racism and inequality in our society and in ourselves. Click here for more.

  • Why Saying "All Lives Matter" Is a Problem

    This article discusses the genesis of the slogan "Black Lives Matter" and what if means when it is used in today's world. Click here for more.

  • Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi: An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter

    Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement's three founders share what they've learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities. Their advice on how to participate in ensuring freedom for everybody: join something, start something and "sharpen each other, so that we all can rise." Click here for more.

  • i'm hopeful

    David Cotter has written a powerful article that describes his personal journey as a black person of perceived privilege growing up in the U.S. Click here for more.  

  • Baratunde Thurston: How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time

    Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ... eating, walking or generally "living while black." In this profound, thought-provoking, and often hilarious talk, he reveals the power of language to change stories of trauma into stories of healing -- while challenging us all to level up. Click here for more.

  • Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III | The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery

    Pastor Moss delivers a sermon for a time such as this as he delivers a sermonic movie, preaching a requiem for Ahmaud Arbery - "A young man just shy of his 26th birthday stepped out into the sun and ran for the final time upon this earth . . . Click here for more.  

  • In the first episode of "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," Emmanuel Acho speaks directly to white people on how they can help

    For days you’ve asked me what you can do to help. I’ve finally found an answer. Let your guard down and listen. #GeorgeFloyd Click here for more.

  • Matthew McConaughey Talks Race With Emmanuel Acho

    Actor Matthew McConaughey joined former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho's "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," and the two discussed racism. Click here for more.  

BOOKS & MOVIES

"It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching."  St. Francis of Assisi

  • DR. ROBIN DIANGELO DISCUSSES 'WHITE FRAGILITY'

    The commentary is: University of Washington professor Dr. Robin DiAngelo reads from her book "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism," explains the phenomenon, and discusses how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively across race. Click here for more.

  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson | Bestselling Book and Adapted Film

    Bryan Stevenson has written a true powerful story about the Equal Justice Initiative, the people they represent and the importance of confronting justice. Click here for more.  

  • How To Be An Antiracist — Ibram X. Kendi

    In this book, Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America and points us towards new liberating ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Click here for more.  

  • 29 Movies & Documentaries to Watch to Educate Yourself on Racial Injustice

    A collection of documentaries and dramas that highlight the stories of Black voices. Click here for more.  

  • Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi - “Stamped” and the Story of Racism in the U.S. | The Daily Show

    Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi speak with Trevor Noah on their new non fiction book for young adults called Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You - a Remix of the National Book Award - winning Stamped From the Beginning. They emphasize this is not a history book, but a book for the here and now.  It's a book to help us understand race and to better understand why we are where we are and what we can do going forward. Click here for more.  

  • Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here!

    Recommended resource for finding excellent and diverse children's books. Click here for more.  

  • Something happened in our town

    On this youtube video, Janelle Conway narrates the children's book Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins and Ann Hazzard.  The book follows two families — one White, one Black — as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community. The story aims to answer children's questions about such traumatic events, and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives. Click here for more.  

  • children's books by title

    This resource from a UCC church includes multicultural and multiracial books recommended for preschool - 8th grade, along with other books that focus on the environment, LGBTQ+, One World, One God. Click here to download.

  • Twelve Books to Help Children Understand Race, Anti-Racism and Protest

    Literature is just one part of fostering positive sense of self and others, say educators at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. These twelve books are options to get you started. Click here for more.

GENERAL RESOURCES

"The time is always right to do what is right." Martin Luther King , Jr.

  • Resources for understanding and opposing racism

    Dr. Hickcox is a Geographer trained in human geography, environmental studies, and critical studies of race. She is Associate Director of the Arts & Sciences Honors Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. She created a list of resources for understanding and opposing racism. Click here for more.

  • United Methodist Women - Racial Justice, Mass Incarceration and the Criminalization of Communities of Color: A United Methodist Women Priority

    "United Methodist Women is deeply committed to the ongoing work of racial justice. We seek to be in right relationship with one another. We work together for the transformation of church and world, following the teaching and example of Jesus Christ." This link provides information and education about the work this group is doing re: racial justice. Click here for more.

  • Antiracism Resources Document

    Mountain Sky Conference Anti Racism Resource Guide. Click here for more.  

  • Racial Equity Tools

    Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large. Click here for more.