As the events in the US over the past few weeks have brought to light, once again, the ways in which we are failing our black brothers and sisters we, the staff of ThereforeGo Ministries, are heartbroken. We do not want to turn away from this pain, but instead, we would like to do a better job of pointing you towards resources to use with your Youth Group or during your SERVE experiences.
The reality is that we are a staff of white individuals who are nowhere near experts on the topic of anti-racism. So we will not be writing think pieces or attempting to develop resources of our own. But instead, we have compiled a list of organizations, curriculum, media, and other materials that may help you bring this conversation to the surface with your teenagers.
CRCNA Race Relations
- The CRCNA has and is continuing to develop resources about racism through their office of Race Relations. Not only do they provide education and practical ideas for churches in both the US and Canadian context but they also offer workshops on racism, leadership and race, and the history of whiteness.
- US Website: https://www.crcna.org/race/resources
- CAN Website: https://www.crcna.org/race/dismantling-racism-canada
Be The Bridge
- This Christian organization has been working to empower people and culture toward racial healing, equity and reconciliation for years. On their website, bethebridge.com, you will find countless resources including a section specifically designed for teenagers.
- Website: https://bethebridge.com/
CCDA Justice Initiatives
Video Series: The Next Question
Austin Channing Brown
- Book: “I’m Still Here”
- Newsletter: Role Call
- Online Resources: http://austinchanning.com/products
Resources listed by Robin DiAngelo: (Categories include: General, for White Parents, Handouts, Education System)
- Website: http://andrehenry.co/
- Newsletter: Hope & Hard Pills
- Website: https://thewitnessbcc.com/
- Uncomfortable conversations with a black man (via Twitter)
For a more detailed list that was compiled by and for social workers and parents in the United States, check out the link below:
- bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES (This list includes books, movies, podcasts, articles, social media accounts and other resources about Anti-Racism.
ADDITIONAL JUSTICE RESOURCES
Curriculum: Seek Social Justice
- This is a free 6 lesson study on poverty and compassion
Curriculum: Letter to the Exiles
- Website: https://www.letterstotheexiles.com/