Click on the image above or here to view the PowerPoint presentation from the 2015 NNAY conference.

 

Click on the image above or here to view the PowerPoint presentation from the 2015 NNAY conference.

Thank you for participating in the NNAY conference and for attending this workshop. I hope these resources will be helpful to you has you seek to embrace new racial narratives. -Megan Pike

toolkit

 
“…it is through narrative that we ‘come to know, understand, and make sense of the social world, and it is through narratives that we constitute our social identities.’”*

 

activities/action steps

> The Privilege Walk :: this activity is eye-opening and is best for diverse groups
--video and questions on the web: www.buzzfeed.com/dayshavedewi/what-is-privilege#.jnlPz857V

 > Engagement Games/Activities :: low, medium, and high risk games/activities to engage your church in race conversations; these games/activities can serve as a follow-up to viewing the film What’s Race Got to Do with It?
--on the web: www.whatsrace.org/pages/games.html

> Action Steps :: suggested action steps for youth, students, faculty, staff, administrators, etc.
 --on the web: www.whatsrace.org/pages/actions.htm

> Get Involved :: suggestions for dialogue, education, and action; great ideas specifically for people of faith
--on the web: www.tracesofthetrade.org/get-involved/
--on the web: www.tracesofthetrade.org/guides-and-materials/faith-based-materials/ideas-for-congregations/
--on the web: www.tracesofthetrade.org/guides-and-materials/faith-based-materials/actions-of-faith-communities/

> RACE: Are We So Different? Educational Exhibit :: A Project of the American Anthropological Association
--on the web: www.understandingrace.com/about/overview
--on the web: www.understandingrace.com

> TEACHING TOLERANCE :: A PROJECT OF THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
--on the web: www.tolerance.org/activities?keys=racism&level=All&subject=All

> EdChange :: awareness activities; diversity awareness quizzes; handouts; social justice songs and quotes
--on the web: www.edchange.org/multicultural/activityarch.html

words

> White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, Peggy McIntosh (1989)

> Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus, Reggie L. Williams (2014)

> Martin Luther King, Jr. & The Civil Rights Movement, John A. Kirk (2007)

> Redefining the Color Line, John A. Kirk (2002)

> The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander (2010)

> “The new threat: ‘Racism without racists’”, John Blake (27 Nov 2014)
--on the web: www.cnn.com/2014/11/26/us/ferguson-racism-or-racial-bias/index.html  

> “Everyday Bias: Further Explorations into How the Unconscious Mind Shapes Our World at Work”, Howard J. Ross (2014)
--on the web: www.cookross.com/docs/everyday_bias.pdf

media

> The Color of Fear, Lee Mun Wah (1994, 90 minutes)
"An insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent."

> Race - The Power of an Illusion, California Newsreel (2003, three 56 minute episodes)
"By asking, What is this thing called 'race'?, a question so basic it is rarely asked, Race - The Power of an Illusion helps set the terms that any further discussion of race must first take into account."

> What's Race Got to Do with It?, California Newsreel (2006, 49 minutes)
"What's Race Got to Do with It? is a documentary film that goes beyond identity politics, celebratory history and interpersonal relations to consider social disparities and their impact on student success in today's post-Civil Rights world."

 > Skin Deep, Frances Reid (1995, 53 minutes)
"Skin Deep chronicles the eye-opening journey of a diverse and divided group of college students as they awkwardly but honestly confront each other's racial prejudices."

 > Them and Us: prejudice and self-understanding, Learning Seed (2007, 23 minutes)
“Them and Us explores common thinking habits to show how they can easily lead to hidden assumptions, bias, and prejudice. Stereotyping and prejudice are not limited to the ignorant or closed-minded. Its beginnings lie in the almost automatic need to group people into categories and to identify clear “us” and “them” groups.” 

> How biased are you?, Discovery Channel (2004 & 2001, 45 minutes)
“Explores the history and practice of racism through its extreme manifestations, such as slavery, the Holocaust, segregation, bias crimes, and racial profiling, as well as its more subtle demonstrations, such as the pernicious subconscious biases that can exert an influence on everyday behavior. Uses hidden cameras to show the different experiences of black and white persons in the same situations, such as shopping in a store. Examines the provocative bias-sensitivity test developed by Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji, which looks for hidden, subconscious biases. Looks at prejudice in children of various ages.”

 > Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, Katrina Browne (2008, 1 hour 26 minutes)
“In the feature documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide.”

 > The danger of a single story, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (TED, posted Oct 2009)
--on the web: www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story/transcript?language=en

 > How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them, Vernā Myers (TED, filmed Nov 2014)
--on the web: www.ted.com/talks/verna_myers_how_to_overcome_our_biases_walk_boldly_toward_them

 > Question Bridge :: “Question Bridge is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of black men from diverse and contending backgrounds and creates a platform for them to represent and redefine black male identity in America.”
--on the web: www.questionbridge.com/

church work

> Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, Racial Reconciliation Ministry Team
CBFNC Racial Reconciliation curriculum: “A five-week racial reconciliation curriculum produced by the CBFNC Racial Reconciliation ministry team. Consider where this curriculum could be presented in your church - i.e. staff, Sunday school, small groups, leadership teams, deacons!”
--on the web: www.cbfnc.org/missions/racial-reconciliation-

> Cry Out, sermon, Mary Alice Birdwhistell (July 26, 2015)
--on the web: www.maryalicebirdwhistell.blogspot.com/2015_07_01_archive.html

> “Rhode Island Church Taking Unusual Step to Illuminate Its Slavery Role”, Katharine Q. Seelye (23 Aug 2015)
--on the web: www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/us/rhode-island-church-taking-unusual-step-to-illuminate-its- slavery-role.html

> New Baptist Covenant, “The New Baptist Covenant movement marks a major turning point in the life of Baptists. Never before has such a diverse array of Baptists so enthusiastically come together to work for the expansion of God’s Kingdom on earth. All across the country, Baptists from different racial, theological, and geographic backgrounds have gathered to work side by side to care for the world that God so loved. The value of the relationships built through the New Baptist Covenant cannot be overestimated. Friendships have deepened, partnerships have developed, lives have changed, and communities renewed.”
--on the web: www.newbaptistcovenant.org 

> Sojourners, online articles addressing racial reconciliation
--on the web: www.sojo.net/tags/racial-reconciliation

 > Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, General Assembly, Dallas (June 2015)
--on the web: www.cbfblog.com/2015/06/19/cooperative-baptists-challenged-to-build-bridge-over-gaping-wound- of-racism-to-conclude-dallas-assembly/
--on the web: www.cbfblog.com/2015/06/19/let-justice-roll-down-racism-in-america-and-goandmakechange/
--on the web: www.cbfblog.com/2015/06/18/new-baptist-covenant-luncheon/ 

research

> Helm’s White Racial Identity Development Model
Helm's White Racial Identity Development Model // Boise State University
--on the web: www.mss.boisestate.edu/tunnel-of-oppression/inside-the-tunnel/helms-white-racial-identity-development-model
White Racial Identity (.ppt file) // The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
--on the web: www.goo.gl/3f0qTY

> The Implicit Association Test (IAT), Harvard University
“The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science.”
--on the web: www.implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

credits

I would like to thank those you have helped me to better understand my narrative in the process of embracing new narratives in order to be a better advocate in the work of race relations and racial reconciliation. The following training experiences have been extremely beneficial to me in my journey. A majority of what I have shared comes from my interaction with these learning experiences. Thank you!

 > LeadershipPlenty Institute, Today’s Action Tomorrow’s Leaders, Waco, TX (Fall 2014/Spring 2015)
LeadershipPlenty Institute participants gain skills and knowledge in developing community partnerships, addressing community problems and promoting communication and collaboration amongst diverse   constituencies.
--on the web: www.todaysactiontomorrowsleaders.org/our-programs/the-leadershipplenty-institute/

> STILL WORK TO DO: Christians, Churches, & Race Relations, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas Annual Gathering, New Millennium Church and Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR (17/18 April 2015)
--presenters: Rev. Kasey Jones, Dr. John A. Kirk, Dr. Reggie Williams, and Hannah McMahan
--on the web: www.cbfar.org/annual-gathering/

> Racial Dialogue and Conscious Engagement Training, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock, AR (27/28 April 2015)
“Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site in partnership with Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will facilitate a 2-day training event at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Dr. Terrence Roberts and Kristin Gallas will cover the following: Practicing Racial Dialogue, Unintended Discrimination, Tools to confront a learning crisis, Living consequences, what does comprehensive and conscientious Interpretation look like and Contested narratives.
      In addition, an understanding of how to increase conscious engagement to break down social and cultural barriers, discuss the impact of lost knowledge and disconnection from your/our cultural heritage and the impact of being different or feeling ashamed. This training will also seek to generate dialogue on what is perceived as past and present racial challenges.”
--presenters: Dr. Terrence Roberts (one of the Central High Little Rock Nine) and Kristin Gallas
--on the web: www.nps.gov/chsc/index.htm

> Going Deep on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Young Non-Profit Network National Conference, Ron Robinson Theater, Little Rock, AR (6 Aug 2015)
“It takes more than commitment to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion; it also takes knowledge, skill, and practice. During this deep dive, seasoned facilitators will walk the group through definitions, exercises, and facilitation techniques that will leave participants equipped, confident, and ready to move from commitment to action.”
--presenters: Ganelle Holman and Ruth Shepard, both of Just Communities of Arkansas
--on the web: www.arkansasjustcommunities.org/

 *http://blogs.sciences-po.fr/recherche-inegalites/files/2011/05/Jennifer-Silva-POLINE-2011-11.pdf (page 5)