Does talking about race make you uncomfortable? For help building your capacity to talk about race, watch Shelly Tochluk’s TEDxSan Juan Island talk “Let’s Talk About Race.” Then check out the many resources on her website shellytochluk.com.
Watch the Discovery Channel’s 6-episode series “Why We Hate” discovery.com/shows/why-we-hate which looks at the origins of hate covering everything from school bullying to radicalism to mass murder.
You’re invited to watch Jay Smooth’s “How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Discussing Race” (many thanks to Larick for sharing the link at the program staff meeting).
COVID-19 disproportionately affects poor people & Black & Brown communities & blame has been placed on China eliciting fear & discrimination against Asians & Asian-Americans. SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) has produced a “Combating Anti-Asian Racism & COVID-19 Toolkit” to help illuminate anti-Asian racist scapegoating & to offer resources to combat it. Download the 8-pg document: at docs.google.com/document/d/1MKY_I0_s7NdoXJ0TvG3nm4YiOlRHZhZKg8OwROyXvII/edit.
Learn about the history of San Diego’s, our congregation’s, & our denomination’s roles as institutions that have caused harm to IP/POC (Indigenous People/People of Color). For a look at our city’s role, read “How Segregation Defined San Diego’s Neighborhoods” voiceofsandiego.org/neighborhoods/how-segregation-defined-san-diegos-neighborhoods/.
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