Conversations for Change
Explore Ways to Become an Active Ally in the Black Community
Conversations for Change is a series of explorations that will provide a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies for the black community. Join the conversations on Mondays at 5:00 p.m. Click here to register.
Each week the readings, videos and discussion materials will be posted, and previously discussed materials will stay posted for reference as well.
Week of July 20:
Monday: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
Tuesday: The Story of Robert Smalls
Wednesday: What the Courage to Change History Looks Like
Thursday: Color Blind or Color Brave
Friday: Seeing Whiteness
Saturday: “I’m leaving, I’m Just Not Coming Back”: Black Americans head overseas
Week of July 13:
Monday: The Real Story About Rosa Parks and Why We Need to Confront Myths About Black History
Tuesday: The Case for Reparations
Wednesday: The Black-White Wage Gap Is as Big as It Was in 1950
Thursday: The Power of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Anger; Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream Speech
Friday: How We’re Priming Some Kids for College and Others for Prison
Saturday: My Road Trip Through the Whitest Towns in America
Sunday: Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups
I Am Not Your Negro on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80144402
On Youtube ($2.99/3.99 rental) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXfzFh0eBZQ
Freedom Stories: Unearthing the Black Heritage of Appalachia
Reflection question for Monday, July 20: What’s the most important image, encounter or experience you’ve had regarding race?
Week of July 6
Monday: My Descent into America’s neo-Nazi Movement & how I Got Out
Tuesday – Thursday: Talking About Race: Becoming Antiracist
Friday: Why it’s so Hard to Talk About the N-word
Saturday: Let's get to the root of racial injustice
Sunday: These Black teens are turning 18 in Tamir Rice’s America
Reflection question for Monday, July 13: What is one or more small shift(s) you can make in your life to become more antiracist?