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19, June, 2020Posted by :Amy

Click here for the lyrics to the worship songs for this service

GOING DEEPER

Discussion Questions (or journal prompts)

Is race hard for you to talk about?  Why or why not?

What is your earliest experience dealing with race or racism?

What was the racial makeup of the neighborhood you grew up in? 

What messages do you recall getting from your parents about race? What messages do you recall getting from others when you were young?

Has your involvement in Christian community ever helped you to understand racism better or become more racist?

Resources

The Black Experience Projectclick here

The Black Experience Project is a research study focused on examining the lived experiences of individuals who self-identify as Black and/or of African heritage living in the Greater Toronto Area.  

Resources on Netflix

When They See Us  – Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.

13th -Explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

Becoming – Learn about race through the eyes of former first lady Michelle Obama.  This documentary is also a book by the same name.  

Resources on Youtube

The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Racism

Resources on Prime Video

Little Fires Everywhere – Based on the 2017 bestseller, by Celeste Ng.   Little Fires Everywhere explores the story of two families whose lives are brought together in suburbia.  The series explores race, motherhood and the danger of secrets.

Books

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism

The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Racism in Canada

Articles

These Authors Are Glad You’re Buying Their Books. Now Do the Work.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/books/review/me-and-white-supremacy-layla-saad.html

Test your bias at Harvard educlick here