Upcoming Racial Justice Trainings
CANCELED: Jan. 18 and Feb. 15 racial justice trainings
FULL: Racial Justice Training-Microaggressions: March 18, 9 AM-12:30 PM
FULL; Racial Justice Training for All: Wednesday, April 12, 7-9 PM AND Thursday, April 13, 7-8:30 PM
The mission of the Racial Justice Ministry is to engage every setting of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ to eradicate racism in our personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural realms.
SNEUCC Resiliency Time Capsule Documentary: Racism
Learn about this project here.
Top Things to Read Now
A Common Call to Racial Justice, by Rev. Emma Brewer-Wallin
Justice Summit was Pure Fire! by Rev. James D. Ross II
This is a Time for Lament, by Rev. James D. Ross II
Is Gun Rights Ruling a Free Pass for Lynchings? by Rev. James D. Ross II
Reflection on a Shooting in Buffalo: Taking Action, by Rev. Emma Brewer-Wallin
There Can Be no Easter Without Good Friday, by Rev. James D. Ross II
A Few Tips as we Observe Black History Month, by Rev. James D. Ross II
A Call to Confront Lies, by Rev. James D. Ross II
A Reflection on Ahmaud Arbery's Murder and Racism, by Rev. Dr. Donique McIntosh
There Are Precious Few Good Police, by Rev. Marilyn Kendrix, Bridge Conference Minister
Racism in the Time of COVID-19, by Zinzi Bailey, Sharrelle Barber, Whitney Robinson, Jaime Slaughter-Acey, Chandra Ford, Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson
Performative Allyship is Deadly: Here's What To Do Instead
Allies to Anti-Racist Accomplices - Resources for the Stages of White Identity, created by Anna Stamborski, M.Div Candidate; Nikki Zimmermann, M.Div candidate; Bailie Gregory, M.Div., M.S. Ed.
Pay Attention. And Act, reflection by Rev. Don Remick
A Message to White Allies, by Nancy Taylor, Senior Minister, Old South Church in Boston
Radical Inclusion, Worship and Conversation, with Bishop Yvette Flunder, Jan. 2023. Discussion questions included.
Videos of SNEUCC Justice Summit available to rent, Sept. 2022. Liturgy, other resources also.
Paying Royalties for Singing Negro Spirituals June 2022 webinar
Strange fruit Jolie Rock, Resident Artist at St. Peter United in Houston Texas, performs this song which she states is "not meant to make you feel good."
The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery, video of Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr’s cinematic sermon preached at Trinity UCC Sunday, May 17
Raising Anti-Racist Children - video with Piper Kendrix Williams, co-author of The Toni Morrison Book Club
Black Lives Matter Instructional Library
Raising Anti-Racist Kids: Empowering the Next Generation of Change-Makers
21 Anti-Racism Videos to Share With Kids
Racial Justice Resources for Families
"Racial Trauma in Film: How Viewers Can Address Re-traumatization" from Northwestern University
Where is my church on racial justice?
Welcoming Diversity: An Inventory for Congregations
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the New Abolitionists - a UCC toolkit for congregations
PRC Resources for racial justice, immigration and the environment