This book discussion will explore the concept of antiracism through a discussion of the book How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi.
Are you a white Friend who wants to go deeper in your reflections on racism and white supremacy in a challenging yet compassionate virtual space? Join us for an 8-week virtual affinity group, “White Friends Receiving the Ministry of Friends of Color: The POC Pre-Gathering Epistle,” to engage with the queries posed in the Epistle.
"If you have come to help me, you are are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."
—From the 'collective wisdom', Lila Watson, Aboriginal woman of Australia. "Mawiyane!"
What is the Doctrine of Discovery?
In 1997 Central Committee approved the formation of an Ad Hoc Committee on Racial Diversity.
Since then, Central Committee has continued to expand its commitment to racial justice and diversity work. This web page provides the history of Diversity at Central Committee.
History of Diversity at Central Committee
October 1997 Central Committee approved formation of Ad hoc Committee on Racial Diversity.
This resource is based on a discussion from March 13th, 2015, held in the FGC-sponsored Quaker hospitality room at this year's White Privilege Conference (WPC16). We hope you will use it to generate worthwhile discussions in your meeting.
At the end of the Committee for Nurturing Ministries Visioning Session for the Future of the Ministry on Racism, one of the members of the Working Group shared a moving piece of ministry: a song titled "When We Started." This song had a powerful impact on those present. Please listen to it at the right.
When I attended the FGC conference in Grinnell, I learned that FGC was encouraging Quakers to participate in the White Privilege Conference. So I attended the 13th White Privilege Conference in spring, 2012. It was like going into a lively, open city where everyone was talking about all aspects of privilege.
Power, Privilege, and the Search for Community:
A Reflection on the White Privilege Conference – March 28-31, 2012, in Albuquerque, NM
"In the beginning was darkness—and it wasn't good enough." This heart wrenching comment on Genesis 1 burst forth from a middle aged African American man in a class on Racism and the Bible. Instinctively I knew this wasn't true, and as a white person I had never thought of reading the text in this way; I could think of nothing to say.