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Rupsi Burman, chair of OC Cities for CEDAW taskforce provides contact information and invites you to come aboard!

In 1968 several individuals, including Horace Seldon, created Community Change Inc. (CCI). With its mission of working against racism and for racial justice, CCI has focused on institutional manifestations of white racism.

As founding director for…

The Orange County Register reports that "Laguna Woods has become the first city in the OC to adopt a human relations treaty aimed at ending discrimination against women." Includes a photo of the Orange County Cities for CEDAW Task Force with the…

As set of 9 pages of exercises drawn from various sources to help create an anti-racist culture, a culture of resistance to the dominant discourse of white supremacy in the United States of America. The 9 exercises help identify anti-racist language…

Originally published in Portuguese, this edition is in English.  "In his latest work, the noted Latin American theologian Leonardo Boff extends the intuitions of liberation theology, showing how they contribute to answering urgent questions of…

“Cultural Humility" is a four-part series of a new 30-minute documentary by Vivian Chávez, that mixes poetry with music, interviews, archival footage, images of community, nature and dance to explain what it is and why we need it.

The film…

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Dalit Nation is a website of resources that takes its name from the self-determined name Dalits use instead of the term Untouchable. It means broken people, broken under caste but still determined to survive. DALIT NATION is the blog of Thenmozhi…

This is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice adopted in 1978.

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This is a playlist of videos from the MTV News series “Decoded,” hosted by Franchesca Ramsey. Franchesca tackles race, pop culture, and other uncomfortable things, in funny and thought-provoking ways. Half sketch comedy, half vlog. New episodes every…

Lawrence and Dua discuss how Aboriginal people and perspectives have historically been excluded from anti-racism movements, and how anti-racism can be de-colonized and indigenous people groups included using critical race, feminism, and indigeneity.

The Deeper Love web pages, also available as a print book from Amazon, provide resources to congregations to help embody Jesus' way of compassion and justice in our world. The author,Jim Burklo is the Associate Dean of Religious Life, University of…

Redlining refers to the practice of denying loans in certain neighborhoods because of socioeconomic characteristics rather than physical, design, or structural characteristics.The Home Owner's Loan Corporation (HOLC) was created in 1933 to aid the…

DiscipleshipAndDiversityintheBible.pdf
Key Bible verses to guide Christian discipleship in a plural and multicultural society. Includes a reflection question for the EasterTide season (Paschal Time) as well as the Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr.

A 28-page guide of activities and prompts for guiding a team through recognizing anti-Black biases and creating plans for challenging and dismantling those biases.

From the AORTA site: When we participate in a democratic workplace or collective,…

DismantlingRacismAResourceBook.pdf
This resource book is a compilation of materials designed to supplement a Dismantling Racism workshop. Because this resource book is never complete please download the latest version from the Western States Center's website. The version here was…

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DisruptingRacismHandout.pdf
Educational Opportunity presented at The 2018 PW Gathering. Aug. 4th Anti-racism workshop / educational opportunity at PW Gathering 2018, Louisville, KY.

Description: This experience-based workshop will help participants gain a deeper…

45 pages. PDF. The mission of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada is to promote the improvement and enhancement of theological schools to the benefit of communities of faith and the broader public.

"Should news outlets capitalize the word Black? Is it preferable to refer to someone as a person with autism, or as an autistic person? Should you explain the use of unconventional personal pronouns in stories? When do you use the term Indigenous and…

This is a glossary of "Multicultural Relations Diversity Terms" from the website of the Princeton Theological Seminary's Office of Multicultural Relations is "an introduction and an educational resource provided by The National Multicultural…

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This is the first song on the album Excellent by LA native, Propaganda, a poet, political activist, husband, father, academic, & emcee. Propaganda is a part of Humble Beast a family of creatives, pastors, writers, theologians, and musicians who…

Excerpt from Genius where this poem resides: “E Pluribus Unum” is a spoken-word song with minimal instrumentation that explores the US Government, specifically, the dollar bill. The spoken-word nature of the song is similar to that of Gill-Scott…

The remarkable story of Edward Alexander Bouchet, Yale College class of 1874, the first African-American to graduate from Yale College. Later, researchers found at least three other black men had graduated earlier. "Whether Bouchet was the first,…

EmbracingGodsDiversityFinalSBPWP.pdf
Language and images are powerful ways to practice anti-racism, bring social change, and dismantle racism. Yet, we continue to use color labels such as "white people" "women of color" and "blacks.” This often perpetuates divisions and guilt rather…

Theological education in the PC(USA) is shifting to support and embrace diversity. The denomination is increasing its efforts to become more global as well as to reach Latin@ populations through the historic partnership signified by the presence of…

This series of six antiracism study guides is appropriate for an hour-long conversation among adults or teens (one per week over 6 weeks). They provide a pedagogical tool for empowering church communities to have important conversations about race…

This is the new churchwide anti-racism policy of the Presbyterian Church (USA) submitted for approval at the 222nd General Assembly (2016). 21 pages (with blank pages at end for Notes).

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The Bible insistently reveals that God…

Anna Coats, Children’s Librarian at East Rutherford Memorial Library, Rutherford, New Jersey recounts a set of real-life conversations about the confusion her multi-ethnic and multi-cultural origins usually invoke. Coats, who is half Indian Guyanese…

50YearsofBleedingMusaEcumenicalReview.pdf
This paper is based on three texts: (1) an African oral tale of a young girl who is buried by her friends but sings out from her grave, telling her story; (2) a biblical tale of a bleeding woman (Mark 5:35-43) who had visited many physicians until…

This book discusses residents and activists in Flint, Michigan working for water justice within environmental justice frameworks. The author highlights the emphasis on democracy moving citizen and activists toward justice. Open access book from MIT…

Elizabeth Pérez, assistant professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa-Barbara, notes that "Information is just beginning to emerge about their trajectories as parishioners, converts, and clergy members. Photographs and…

In this opinion piece in The Guardian anti-racism scholars Alana Lentin and Valerie Amieux discuss why not talking about races does not lead naturally to the demise of 'race thinking' but instead just obscures the persistent inequalities. "What makes…

Brief biographical sketches of the first two African Americans psychologist , male and female, to get a Ph.D. in this discipline.

Francis Sumner, PhD, is referred to as the “Father of Black Psychology” because he was the first African American…

This blog post is adapted from Day 26 of the devotional and Bible study, Casa Charis: A Daybook of Freedom published in 2013. Coleman reflects on Galatians 5: 26 and the lessons of peace and freedom from the culture that the diverse cultures of…

In this chapter, Tan examines the implications of hybridities, multiple belongings, and multiple border crossings on Asian American theological reflections in twenty-first century United States. First, early Asian American theologies emphasized the…

Ghost Ship by Fr. Azariah, aka A.D.A. France-Williams, explores the harrowing stories of institutional racism within the Church of England. Through conversation with clergy and campaigners in the Church of England, A.D.A France-Williams issues a…

Provides understanding of Black and British anti-racism. "Black anti-racism is tacitly understood -- at least by its practitioners -- as having the goal of making public institutions and the powerful accountable and answerable to the commoner, in…

FinalPARVI.pdf
This is an 18-page 90 minutes anti-racism study about racialization. It includes a glossary with terms and definitions for 16 words, three poems, and several reflection questions. It can be done individually, with a friend, small group or large…

This online anti-racism study takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and may be done individually or in small groups. 15 pages. Contents include: Invitation, Prayer for Illumination, Outcomes Glossary Reading Discussion/Reflection Poetry…

Heinken’s ad features people who disagree on issues like climate change, feminism, and transgender rights. The ad shows them getting to know each other at first doing a task. Then, they are shown short videos that reveal their true opinions. Finally…

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This 3 page resource is based on a staff-wide conversation on “What is the Church to do with #Ferguson, #MichaelBrown and #HandsUpDontShoot?” that took place at the Presbyterian Center. It includes the opening and closing prayers, framing for the…

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This blog post describes how people are increasingly using online spaces and digital tools such as anti-racism apps to strategise, challenge racist views and strengthen anti-racist solidarity.

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Book review of How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi (One World, 320 pp., $27.00). "A lauded book about antiracism is wrong on its facts and in its assumptions."

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Maeril, a Paris-based illustrator, film-maker and the creator of this guide writes: Following the model of my first guide about how to help when witnessing Islamophobia, here is a guide on how to be an ally to minorities in general: POCs, LGBTQIA+…

4000 words.  Longform article. In this article, Enuma Okoro drawing on her own experiences, history, and the U.S. philosopher Elaine Scarry's "lateral disregard" concept, she asks, "How much has been lost to the West by the refusal to see beauty in…