RACIAL JUSTICE VISION STATEMENT
OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW
Grace will be putting forward the following initiatives and programs over the coming months:
Be the Bridge 101: Foundational Principles Every White Bridge-Builder Needs to Understand
Mondays July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 7:30pm. Led by Gabrielle Rife & Bonnie Deroski
Book Club – discussion of Black Like Me, by John Howard Griffin. Led by Larissa Jay, J’ney Uplinger, Andrea Shadel
4 Thursdays, 7pm -8pm via Zoom. July 30th – August 20th.
Kids & Race Story Time – Led by Deidre Seaman & Bonnie Deroski
Mondays from 4-4:45, via zoom and flipgrid.
August 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
SharingStories Sessions – starting August 23. Listening/sharing sessions around an open-ended question related to race, ethnicity and personal experiences. Led by Vincent Rife and Will Crank
Be the Bridge 102: The Bridge to Racial Unity – 2020/2021. Led by Craig & J’ney Uplinger
Be the Bridge: People of Color – TBD
Speaking of …: a weekly YouTube series of short videos with definitions of some key terms by various voices from the Grace community – the initial videos will include Black Lives Matter, Racism, Implicit Bias, Prejudice and White Privilege.
Fuller Institute – Spiritual Practices for the Journey
For people of color – Healing Racial Trauma
Our vision is that people and organizations are aware and responding to the racial brokenness and systemic injustice in our world. People are no longer conditioned by a racialized society but grounded in truth. All are equipped to flourish.
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At EmbraceRace, we identify, organize – and, as needed, create – the tools, resources, discussion spaces, and networks we need to meet 4 goals:
- Nurture resilience in children of color
- Nurture inclusive, empathetic children of all stripes
- Raise kids who think critically about racial inequity
- Support a movement of kid and adult racial justice advocates for all children
We prepare global citizens to create a more just, humane and peaceful world using Dr. King’s nonviolent philosophy and methodology (Nonviolence365®).
Smithsonian – 158 Resources to Understand Racism in America
This page will be updated regularly. Please check back for more resources and courses.