Participants in our first Beloved Conversations program were changed by that experience. One of them—Rev. Jim Grant—found an article that helped him think more about white privilege. It might do the same for you: “Brief Encounters With White Men: I Wanted to Know What White Men Thought About Their Privilege. So I Asked” by Claudia Rankine: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/magazine/white-men-privilege.html
Journey Toward Wholeness “What Can I Do?” - Native Truth & Healing: The Genocide of the First Peoples of California.”
Consider attending one or more days of the FREE San Diego State University Conference “Native Truth & Healing: The Genocide of the First Peoples of California.” The November 21-24 conference will include presentations, music, documentary films, & political action session. For more information & to register, go to https://www.sdsu.edu/conferences/native-truth-and-healing.
A willingness to explore & learn is how we grow. “Ten Myths White People Believe About Racism”, adapted from Carolyn B. Helsel's book Preaching About Racism: A Guide for Faith Leaders, published by Chalice Press, gives us a chance to explore, reflect, & grow.
Wondering what “white supremacy culture” is? Find out in “The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture” by Kenneth Jones & Tema Okun published in 2001. Read & reflect on the characteristics that show up in our congregation (& other organizations in your life): showingupforracialjustice.org/white-supremacy-culture-characteristics.html
Can you identify the many aspects of White Privilege? In 1989, Peggy McIntosh published “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” She identifies 50 unearned privileges non-POC (non-People of Color) receive in our society that POC cannot claim. No better time to read it than now! https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf
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