Racial Justice Resources/
Recursos de justicia racial

If you don’t know where to begin:

13th
An Academy Award nominated documentary written by Spencer Averick and Ava DuVernay and directed by Ava DuVernay. Synopsis from IMDB.com: “The 13th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution abolished slavery. But it also included a provision many people don't know about and that is what this documentary brings to view. "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist." That exception justifies the use of forced labor as long as the laborer is a convict. This documentary makes the case that inclusion of this loophole is only one of the justifications for continuing domination of people of color. (Available on Netflix)

When They See Us

A mini series created by Ava DuVernay based on the true story of the five teens from Harlem who are falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. (Available on Netflix)

Jane Elliott’s now classic experiment taught Iowa third graders about racial prejudice, divided townspeople and thrust her onto the national stage. Jimmy Fallon’s recent interview of now retired teacher Jane Elliot brings the 1960s experiment back into the spotlight and connects it to the current Black Lives Matter movement.
Lesson of a lifetime - Class Exercise after assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Jane Elliott’s Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes - Anti- Racism exercise on the Oprah Winfrey Show (1992)
Jimmy Fallon interviews Jane Elliot (2020)

Stephanie Spellers’ presentation from FORMA 2019 conference
Also with Juan Oliver and Eduardo Rivera. The 2019 FORMA conference focused on two questions: How does Liturgy form us, and how are we forming people for Evangelism?

Sandy Milien’s Presentation at e-Formation 2019 conference
Presentation Title: Our Stories Speak of God: The Power of Storytelling

Rev. Jemonde Taylor’s Presentation at the Rooted in Jesus conference 2020
Wrapped in Whiteousness: Worship, Liturgy and Race. Western Christianity is a racialized history with biblical images of light and dark mapped positively and negatively to race: whiteness and blackness. Some Christian worship practices re-inscribe racism instead of disrupting racism. The interactive session will examine disruptive preaching, teaching, hymns, imagery, and liturgical practices.

Online events and webinars:

Dismantling Racism Trainings Online
Various dates in November and December, filling up fast, by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing

Women of Color Hold Up More Than Half the Sky
On December 6 at 4pm EST by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing

Asset Stewardship and Addressing Racial Diversity
On December 7 at 3pm EST by The CEEP Network and the Episcopal Church Foundation

Spiritual Formation for Racial Healing: A Course
Beginning December 14 for seven sessions at 6pm EST by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing

Transformative Work for Allies
On December 16 at 4:30pm CST by Together Episcopal

If you want to relearn history:

Harriet
From IMDB: “The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.” (Available on Amazon)

Selma
From IMDB: A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. ... Dr Martin Luther King and his followers go to Selma, Alabama to attempt to achieve, through non-violent protest, equal voting rights and abilities for black people. (available on Amazon)

I Am Not Your Negro
A documentary narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through James Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history. (Available on Netflix)

Tim Wise: On White Privilege, Racism, White Denial & the Cost of Inequality (DVD)
In this spellbinding lecture, delivered at Mt. Holyoke College in October 2007, Tim Wise, author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son offers a unique, inside-out view of race and racism in America. Expertly overcoming the defensiveness that often surrounds these issues, Wise provides a hard-hitting, yet non-confrontational explanation of white privilege and the damage it does not only to people of color, but to white people as well.

If you’re looking for a deeper dive:

Sacred Ground – A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race and Faith
Developed by Katrina Browne, an offering from The Episcopal Church, Sacred Ground is a sensitive, prayerful resource that creates space for difficult but respectful and transformative dialogue on race and racism. It invites participants to walk back through history in order to peel away the layers that brought us to today, reflecting on family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape the collective American story. Designed for use by Episcopal congregations and other Episcopal entities across the United States.

Si estás buscando recursos en Español:

No olvidamos…
ni lo que le hicieron a Adolfina Villanueva, a Floyd, ni lo que le han hecho a nuestra Alma Yariela. Y estamos muy pendientes de quienes monetizan a costa de nuestro sufrimiento, nuestras vidas y el racismo.

Tomando acción por las vidas de afroamericanos
La importancia de por qué los latinx deben de estar en solidaridad con la comunidad negra. Este video habla sobre la historia de violencia hacia las vidas negras. Vida Urbana, Movimiento Cosecha, Mijente Boston se unen con otros grupos para hablar sobre este tema importante.

Documental sobre el racismo y la discriminación en México narrado por el actor Tenoch Huerta.

¿México es racista o colorista?
No todos los ricos en México son blancos, pero, por desgracia, el tono de piel sí influye en cómo nos va en la vida.

¿Existen las razas?
Lucía- Asué Mbomío Rubio TEDxManzanares ¿Te has preguntado alguna vez si en los medios de comunicación se trata a las personas de piel negra de manera diferente a las de piel blanca?

Nosotros. Racistas y clasistas
Los salvadoreños descendemos de tres grandes grupos humanos: africano, europeo e indígena. Las tres herencias se manifiestan en los rostros de cada uno de nosotros. Sin embargo, vilipendiamos a todos los que no son de piel blanca y nos arrodillamos extasiados ante el ideal de belleza caucásico, ese que dice que solo son bellas, buenas y bondadosas las personas de piel blanca y ojos claros.

MARIAS está basado en hechos reales que rastrean a través de fuentes periodísticas locales y nacionales la historia de vida de hombres y mujeres indígenas víctimas de intimidación en algún momento de su educación básica que se asemejan a lo vivido por nuestra protagonista otomí: VALENTINA.

Mi negritud y yo: Utopía de una actriz Anaí Padilla TEDxLima. Anaí nos hablará sobre los estragos raciales que siguen existiendo en nuestra sociedad y cómo poder luchar contra ellos.

Héroes de Hoy es un proyecto hecho con mucho cariño para concienciar a través de historias de héroes. Héroes como los 18 atletas afroamericanos que participaron en los JJOO de Berlín en 1936 y que nos sirvieron de inspiración. Porque sin héroes, no hay historias.