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Justice in July

First Presbyterian through the work of the Mission Outreach and Social Justice Committee invites you to consider the issues of racial justice and equality.  Below are links to articles and podcasts, one for each day for two weeks, that discuss a variety of issues regarding race and privilege. These materials will only take 10-15 minutes of reading or listening each day. On July 23rd, we will have the first of several discussion opportunities to discuss these important issues and reflect on what we learned from the materials.  These discussions will occur over Zoom.  See the bottom of the page for how to access these Zoom discussions.

 

Day 1:  Article:  Who gets to be afraid in America?
Day 2: Podcast: When civility is used as a cudgel against people of color
Day 3: Podcast:  Let’s get to the root  of racial injustice 
Day 4: Article:  The Intersectionality Wars
Day 5: Article: White privilege: unpacking the invisible knapsack 
Day 6: Podcast:  The power of MLK Jr’s Anger 
Day 7: Podcast:  How to overcome our biases?  Walk boldly towards them
Day 8. Article:  The case for reparations
Day 9. Podcast:  My father stood for the anthem for the same reason Colin Kaepernick sits  
Day 10.  Podcast:  When calling the po po is a no no
Day 11.  Podcast: Your body being used
Days 12-14 Article:  The 1619 project

Taken from the resource, “Justice in June“ compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Connecticut.

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First Presbyterian Church is inviting you to a scheduled discussion via Zoom on Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm

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