Anti-Racism

  • Dedication of

    Jesus of the People by Janet McKenzie

    In the mystery and wonder of God, we are each created unique and in the image of God. Jesus of the People is a reminder that envisioning God is like looking in a mirror and seeing all of God's children in our reflection.

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  • Sunday, Feb. 9, 9:30 - 10:45 AM

    PBS Reconstruction film 4

    At the turn of the century racist imagery and Southern propaganda manipulates the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction. But African Americans find ways to fight back, using artistic expression to put forward a “New Negro” for a new century. (Source: PBS)

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  • Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 PM

    Reconstruction Speaker

    Explore U.S. history you probably didn’t learn in school. "It"s impossible to understand the United States without coming to terms with the Civil War, which makes it a challenge and a delight to teach." -Dr. Gary Gallagher, UVA, Professor Emeritus, American Civil War

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Crisis in Black Education - Black History Theme 2017   

Letter to My Son, adapted from Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Atlantic


Multiethnic Conversations: An eight-week journey toward unity in your church

By Mark DeYmaz, Oneya Fennell Okuwobi


The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Racial injustices in the United States penal system


The people behind the integration of Alexandria Public Schools by Jim McElhatton  

Reflections/Faith Talks


Spirituals - Lenten reflection series, 2016

Taking a knee during the national anthem

What Is Juneteenth? by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

PBS


Listen/Podcasts

The Forgotten Racial History of Kentucky's State Song

NPR Code Switch


How Georgetown University Once Relied on the Slave Trade and New Efforts to Reconcile with Its Past

Diane Rehm Show, WAMU/NPR

About

Guided by the August 2015 resolution, Our Response to Racism and the Murders at the Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC (pdf), Good Shepherd’s Anti-Racism Team provides activities and outlets for individuals to:

  • Learn about the experiences, tragedies and triumphs of our African American brothers and sisters through history and to today.
  • Explore and prayerfully reflect on racism, white privilege and unconscious bias.
  • Stand with those who face discrimination.
  • Act to stem structural racism.

GSLC Anti-Racism Team annual reports (pdf)

Have questions or want to get involved?

Contact Corinne Berkseth Baker, Anti-Racism Team Chair

Do we not all have one Father ? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to one another? Malachi 2:10