At our May 31st after-service fellowship there was honest and meaningful discussion about race, white privilege, and the current protests related to this. There was a request for resources that could be used for White people educating ourselves and engaging more directly in this important work. Being part of creating a more inclusive, humane, and just society begins with ourselves.
The following websites are a few suggestions from community members. https://robindiangelo.com
https://youtu.be/v4amCfVbA_c (Trevor Noah video)
Books you may want to consider:
Black Boy, by Richard Wright
Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo
Gang Days in LA, by Luis J Rodriguez
Books by Toni Morrison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, and Maya Angelou
PBS highlights cultural diversity in series throughout the year. Sound Theatre Company is a theatre company that presents racial injustice plays and also addresses disability through theatre.
White Fragility Book Group
Later this month Carl Woestwin and Scott Meihn host a book study and discussion series for Dr. Robin DiAngelo’s landmark book “White Fragility.” This class is open to any SU attendee, but in accordance with the input of several of our Black community members, its focus will be on “White people working on ourselves.”
More detailed description, Zoom info, and registration info coming soon, but save the dates: Wednesdays, 7-9 pm; June 17th – July 22nd. Love offering. (Wednesday Zoom prayer services will still run from 6:30 to 7:00, and will be hosted by chaplains starting June 17th.)
We have 20 seats available in this group, so we have a sign up: