Pretrial Fairness Act Discussion | Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Guest speaker, Lauren Lowry, Pretrial Fairness Organizer with the People's Lobby
Moderated by Lauren Jiles-Johnson
Every year, a quarter of a million people cycle through Illinois jails. Most of them are incarcerated not because they pose a threat to their community but because they can not afford to pay a money bail. By reducing the role of wealth as the determining factor for pretrial incarceration, the Pretrial Fairness Act will increase equity by reducing the number of people incarcerated unnecessarily.
Panel Discussion of the film Same God | Friday, July 10, 2020
Guest speakers, Dr. Larycia Hawkins, Linda Midgett, director and Dr. Michael and Patti Mangis
Moderated by Wendy Mospan
Courageous Conversations: Reckoning With The History of Slavery | April 2022
Resources for Understanding Systemic Racism
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
*National Book Award Winner and Pulitzer Prize Finalist
Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill
*Nautilus Award Winner
Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas In America by Ibram X. Kendi
*National Book Award Winner
**This is an intellectual history. For a social history that brings together ideas with social, economic and political practices that built racist structures in the US, see Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview by Audrey and Brian Smedley.
The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Moore
*A focused look at segregation in Chicago.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
*New York Times Bestseller
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
*On the United Methodist Women’s reading list. For deeper learning, sign up for a free online companion class through the UMW.
Racism without Racists: Colorblind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla Silva
*A very good introductory book.
Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination by Alondra Nelson
NPR’s Throughline Podcast: American Police
NPR’s Throughline Podcast: Mass Incarceration
On Being with Krista Tippett: John Lewis, Love in Action
On Being with Krista Tippett: Eula Biss: Talking About Whiteness
On Being with Krista Tippett: Bryan Stevenson: Finding the Courage for What's Redemptive
Resources for Exploring Systemic Racism and the Church
One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Methodists, Murder, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in Neshoba County by Carol V. R. George
Resources for Racial Justice | Youth and Children Resources
This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work, by Tiffany Jewell (Middle School/High School)
MLK Talks 'New Phase' Of Civil Rights Struggle, 11 Months Before His Assassination (Middle School/High School)