Are you convicted that the racism you see around us must change but feel overwhelmed about where to start or how to sustain this work (and not just go from outrage to apathy)? Do you acknowledge that there is a lot you do not know but are willing to learn? Do you want to see REAL sustained change in our country? Does your faith demand you care abut justice issues?
You can learn from Jemar Tisby and his new book How to Fight Racism in community through his Facebook community that includes study questions, lives, and intentional discussions.
Some things I have already been challenged by in the group so far:
-Intent vs. Impact?
-How to use our platforms to advocate and elevate voices of People of Color.
-Why historical understanding is critical to understand our current moment and how to work for lasting change.
This book is such a needed book for this racial moment in the United States. Please order your copy and read in community. Learning AND action must both happen if we are to see change. The book has 3 sections; Awareness, Relationships, and Commitment.
“Racial justice must occur at both the individul and the institutional level.“
“It is not just the progress we make but also the opposition we face.” -Jemar Tisby
“We cannot give up. We are people of hope. Hope is not blind optimism. It is a realistic assessment of current conditions with the faith that tomorrow can be different. We are people who believe that a brutal, unjustified murder resulted in resurrection … We pray and work for that kingdom to come and for God’s will to be done right here and now. The journey for racial justice continues, but the music we hear along the way is not a funeral dirge; it is festival music leading us to a banquet of blessing and a harvest of righteousness. Today is the day and now is the time to join this journey towards racial justice.” -Jemar Tisby.
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