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.”
“A vital, urgent, stirring, beautifully written book . . . a compassionate road map out of our present troubled moment.”
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.
WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA
An 118-minute documentary feature film that confronts the history of racism in America head on.
Watch on Netflix. Read more about it HERE.
Closing the Racial Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations Discussion
From NonProfit Quarterly, Feb. 22, 2021
1 hr. recording
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.
22 minute video
What’s the antidote to rising nationalism, polarization and hate? In this inspiring, poetic talk, Valarie Kaur asks us to reclaim love as a revolutionary act. As she journeys from the birthing room to tragic sites of bloodshed, Kaur shows us how the choice to love can be a force for justice.
Submttted by Loren Spears, Director Tomaquag Museum
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.
part one: what a time to be alive
part two: a variation on paying attention to white people
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.
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.
A Timeline of Policies and Events
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.
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.