Our hearts continue to break, this time in relation to the shootings in Atlanta. Here are some resources for engaging in fighting racism that are specific to Asian and Asian American communities:
Stop AAPI Hate: www.stopaapihate.org
Asian Pacific Environmental Network: http://apen4ej.org/
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/
Asian Mental Health Collective: https://www.asianmhc.org/
Children’s book on fighting anti-Asian racism during COVID-19: https://www.youngproudsungjee.com/
House Judiciary holds a hearing on the history of anti-Asian discrimination and rise in anti-Asian hate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=547JYf-VA_Q
Here’s a powerful set of short story films created by Black filmmakers about their favorite neighborhood spots: Stories in Place.
We’ve talked about the power flower exercise before, here is another version of it that is part of the LGBTQIA+ toolkit.
The American Friends Service Committee held a several session e-course on radical faith during the late summer of 2020. They have posted all of their webinar presentations and other materials at their website. This is a great resource to engage along with others. Use it to spark discussions, lead learning, and so on.
Ordinarily we only blog about media pieces that otherwise don’t fit easily into the bibliography which, let’s face it, is heavily print oriented. But a new book just out — From Lament to Advocacy: Black Religious Educators and Public Ministry — is such a powerful resource that it’s worth highlighting here.
Written by nine African American scholars of religious education, this book weaves together critical pedagogy, theological reflection, and personal/communal experiences into a compelling exploration of religious education. Its clear focus on racial justice is highly effective, and the book is both an accessible read and full of footnotes and other connections to a variety of literatures.
It is a book worth engaging in multiple courses and spaces far beyond religious education.