Resources to Turn to in These Times  Undoing Racism

Our 8th Principle

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” 

Books

The first step toward lasting change is productive discussion – a book for both BIPOC and White allies – powerful and compassionate.

The  1619 Project
American History from an Indigenous and enslaved peoples’  perspective.

Read Across Rhode Island Book 2022


A “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.

 

The provocative story of how Black labor helped to create and sustain the wealth of the white 1% throughout American history.

The unflinching nineteenth-century autobiography that broke the silence on the psychosexual exploitation of Black women

Read Across Rhode Island Book 2021

How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times

Slaves in the Family

“… a magnificent study of the complexity and strangeness and beauty of the word ‘family.'”

“A vital, urgent, stirring, beautifully written book . . . a compassionate road map out of our present troubled moment.”

Honest conversations about race, and about how racism infects every aspect of American life.

Brooks guides us past two barbed-wire-encircled arguments (‘the police are racist and unnecessary’ and ‘get rid of a few bad apples and all’s fine’) to a radically better way of staying safe.


A self-discovery book on a body-centered approach to healing racialized trauma.

Videos

A Framework for Reconciliation – Providence  1 hr. recording

Under Mayor Jorge O. Elorza  working together, a team of city and state historical institutions has crafted a comprehensive narrative for public education, public interpretation, and future policy-making efforts.

Ibram X. Kendi speaks about his book, How to be an  Anti-racist.

First Peoples Rhode Tour

Submttted by Loren Spears, Director Tomaquag Museum

Native Voices, PBS Series Native America

in partnership with Tomaquag Museum created these three short films

A profound conversation with activists Ruby Sales and Brittany Packnett Cunningham, moderated by Rev. Tracy Blackman in the wake of the January 6, 2021 Insurrection on the Capitol.

Articles

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

NYTimes Review …

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.

From May 29, 2022 Antiracism Service at UUCSC

Homily Text 

History of Negro Spirituals Text

From Black Lives UU

 We — those of us at the Movement for Black Lives Convening, along with other Black UUs — created this document to present to our faith the 7 Principles of Black Lives.

A Matter of Truth Documents the struggle of African American and Indigenous people’s equal rights in Providence, RI from 1620-2020 by the RI Black Heritage Society and the 1696 Heritage Group and RW University. PDF document.

Slavery in RI Complete Series  Now Online

Submitted by
Johnnie Rodriguez

Miscellaneous 

Embrace SURJ!

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.

Whose land are you on?

Enter your address and identify whose land you are living on HERE. 

Advancing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Cultures Worldwide


 

ELIJAH

Written by Bill Harley, arranged for chorus by Peter Amidon.
“In memory of all who have died and suffered for the color of their skin.

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