Welcome to the Racial Justice Resource Page!

At Holy Nativity, we are committed to the work of racial justice because of our scriptural and theological convictions. We believe that God calls us to work on behalf of making things right, so that all humans—ALL HUMANS—can flourish and live abundant lives. Our societal systems, as they stand, do not provide for this reality. So, with the Spirit working in and through us, we are doing what we can to lift up voices that honor our sisters and brothers of color and dismantle systems that oppress them. If you are hoping to become more educated about systemic racism and what you might do to work for change, check out these resources!

Start here, with these articles written by people of color explaining how we can help:

https://sojo.net/articles/our-white-friends-desiring-be-allies?fbclid=IwAR1kjJdEGAYAKjQmgcnXdT7PS7moTkRdnghRoKevBqjiOe8JPnfBU5KUss4

https://insidethekandidish.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/dear-white-people-this-is-what-we-want-you-to-do/?fbclid=IwAR3-XarUswyXSQm6fFxQo5mJpOFCywhCl7s2P2HyDYvSqmSSJqLtH-w7Ec8

If you are looking to understand the concept of white privilege, here is an article written by one of the first social scientist to flesh the concept out:

https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf

If you want to learn more, check out these articles, videos, and websites:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/?fbclid=IwAR0ZrIiYnUqGTNR-WEQbrre0zsvSwtwU6NmOP9W6ljxchaaSZsPecrsbrwM

https://eji.org/videos/

https://eji.org/

https://www.tolerance.org/

https://justiceinjune.org/

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2471083903114363

Here are some helpful suggestions for children’s books to explore the idea of race and lift up black culture. In the second link, books are read out loud for you!

https://rclreads.bibliocommons.com/list/share/1569723949_rcl_kids/1648013359_talking_about_race_and_anti-racism_with_children?_ga=2.116793286.1336784384.1591213894-2078673879.1567897075

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18pOK3roiwPQ9WF7D2wA0o7Ktr8KwAJeZfn-o6O8T__Y/mobilepresent?fbclid=IwAR1oHgNLsW2fXWIPVEW4UOrPNyWG-ITkM9oENkIIRPGv-uq0YEBtyOkctqE&slide=id.p

Racial justice hands

And here are several books to guide your learning:

How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi

Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad

Dear Church, Lenny Duncan

A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, Beverly Daniel Tatum

The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson