- [Appropriate for all people] Dear White Friend: The Realities of Race, the Power of Relationships and Our Path to Equity, by Melvin J. Gravely II PhD
Planning Ahead for 2022: In the spirit of alternating between faster reads and deeper dives:
- Just saw the movie: The Best of Enemies. [Stick with it at the beginning if white fragility if stirred.] Powerful.
- Article: For Churches – The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
- Black Liberation Walking Tour in Oakland Self-guided tour (they also have Mural Tours). Let’s consider a group outing!
- Link to a feature on radio KALW about John Templeton’s and his African-American history Bay Cruise. Mr. Templeton has been a guest on East Bay Yesterday.
- Sad yet hopeful article about racial bullying. [Hopeful in that it’s being made public and the school seems to be responding.]
- Passing (movie)
- America to Me (documentary series)
- My Monticello (fictional book, a reaction to Charlottesville events)
Liz and Leona: Colin in Black and White: Short series depicting white privilege.
Kathleen: (podcast) The Queer Spirit: Yoga, Dharma and Social Justice with Jacoby Ballard
Please let me know if you have a resource to share with the group!
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