Videos below Include a video by Dr. Robin DiAngelo, produced for the General Commission on Religion and Race. Discuss and reflect upon what arises within each person. If time permits, also view video featuring Dr. Ibram X Kendi below as well. The video with Anthony Peterson is a TEDx Talk he gave entitled "What I am Learning from my Grandchildren - Truths About Race."
Read and follow the steps in the Chapter, “Dismantling and Disentangling from White Supremacy Culture and Racism.” Do each exercise and discuss thoroughly what arises within each person. What are the points of resistance? What are the “Ahas?” What are the points of personal connection?
Reflections, reactions, reticence, and relishing.
Wrap up the session by considering what each participant feels called to pursue.
Close in Prayer.
Handouts and Articles to Read:
Peggy McIntosh's "What's In Your Knapsack?" exercise and notes.
Ibram X Kendi: "Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?" Article from The Atlantic to download and read.
Sirry Alang, "Why White Silence Is Deafening - and Deadly." Article from Salon.com to download and read.
Bibliography put together by Anthony Peterson for a recent WUStream presentation, "Talks About Race." This is a great list to begin to learn more about matters pertaining to race and racism.
TheDoctrine of Discovery website documents the development of the Doctrine of Discovery and its effects worldwide. This doctrine gave religious and political justification for the enslavement of peoples as well as the genocide of indigenous persons in lands colonized by the Christian nations of Europe.