Racial Justice Institute 2016 Resource List
The following resources were compiled for ESA's Racial Justice Institute by Micky ScottBey Jones, Kenji Kuramitsu, Darren Calhoun, AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez, Jennifer Bailey, Sarah Withrow King, and Kristyn Komarnicki
- "What Is Whiteness?" by Kenji Kuramitsu
- "Not Guilty, Just Responsible" by James Bratt
- "Refusing to be Comforted: Charleston, Black Death, and Prophetic Grief" by Jennifer Bailey
- "Black Man, Gay, and Christian: Which Label will the Police see First?" by Darren Calhoun
- "Fighting the US Caste Culture: An interview with Michelle Alexander" by Harold Dean Trulear
- "Reality Check: Being Black in a White-Controlled World" by Drew G. I. Hart
- "At the Lynching Tree" by Sarah Withrow King
- Black Lives Matter Network
- The Movement for Black Lives: A large coalition of folks united for love and dedicated to ending state violence against Black people)
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): A national network of individuals and groups organizing white people for racial justice)
- For Harriet: Commentary and context for current news told through the lens of black women
- Evangelicals for Social Action's blog offers many articles on racial justice, some by our facilitators, and our calendar lists future events. Sign up for ESA's ePistle newsletter to get all the news.
- TR-BE exists to resource and train churches and the next generation to confront racially unjust systems and seek reconciliation through the lens of the gospel
- Keep up with the work of Justice Doula Micky ScottBey Jones
- Faith Matters Network: Keep up with the work of Rev. Jennifer Bailey, Micky ScottBey Jones and others doing intersectional, interfaith justice work throughout the US from a Southern base.
- Keep up with the work of intersectional artist and activist Darren Calhoun in Chicago and throughout the US)
- Keep up with the work of community organizer and mujerista AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez
- Keep up with the work of Kenji Kuramitsu
We could recommend an endless slew of books. Here are just a few we have found helpful. Hopefully they will be the beginning or continuation of an even more robust reading list.
- Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements edited by Adrienne Maree Brown and Walidah Imarisha
- Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation by Jennifer Harvey
- Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Sees Racism by Dr. Drew G.I. Hart
- The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
- Charleston Syllabus edited by Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain
- America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua
- En La Lucha/In the Struggle: Elaborating a Mujerista Theology by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz
- The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- A Booklet of Uncommon Prayer by Kenji Kuramitsu
- Politically Re-Active: Comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu share their curiosity about our political process and constantly changing electoral landscape.
- Show About Race: Authors Baratunde Thurston (How To Be Black), Raquel Cepeda (Bird Of Paradise: How I Became Latina), and Tanner Colby (Some Of My Best Friends Are Black) host a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can't talk, don't talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America. This show is "About Race."
- Tavis Smiley & Cornel West's final show: The two hosts share highlights from their favorite conversations from their show.
Follow the facilitation team using the info below:
Micky ScottBey Jones
Sarah Withrow King
EvangelicalsforSocialAction.org & BeCreaturekind.org