“Let's Face Race” Group Addresses Race and Racism

The extended “Let's Face Race” conversation, conducted in four Adult Sunday School sessions in September/October and three additional sessions in January, culminated with the adoption of a vision statement. The statement declares the commitment of the group of participants to promote racial reconciliation, justice, healing, understanding and forgiveness. The document, “Vision Statement: A Journey Toward Racial Justice and Equity at Hinsdale United Methodist Church,” has been presented to the HUMC Administrative Council, and can be found by clicking here. 


All members and participants are invited to share in the journey toward racial justice. The “Let's Face Race” conversation represented our local church effort to engage the United Methodist Church (UMC) denomination's current initiative on “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom,” and the UMC Northern Illinois Conference's goal “to live out the conviction that racism is incompatible with Christian teaching."


A compilation of resources on the subject of race and racism is listed below.



Resolutions:


Films


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Web Events and Announcements:


Books

  • The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
  • How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
  • So You Want To Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo   
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson


Radio Interview: