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- Current Action Alerts are also available in the Action Center. https://elca.org/advocacy/actioncenter
- Join the conversation through social media @ELCAadvocacy and #ELCAadvocacy.
- Plus find great information and tools from our blog and resource page. Get to both from https://elca.org/advocacy To start the conversation with others, consider using the video viewed during the webinar, one of two introductory videos on the ELCA Advocacy resource page.
- “Advocacy Tools for Loving Your Neighbor” webinar video - https://youtu.be/w7XXNZCdUF4
- “ELCA Advocacy: Tips for Your Engagement” - https://youtu.be/6aGGvy7Dt9o
- “ELCA Advocacy: Set Free to Do Justice” - https://youtu.be/F5bXlUXVixg
- Advance the right to vote for all citizens in the upcoming election with the ELCAvotes initiative. Great tip sheets on registration and Get Out The Vote drives plus more are available in the ELCA Civic Engagement Guide. o https://elca.org/votes https://elca.org/Resources/Advocacy#CivicEngagement
- Implicit bias tests -am I biased?https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/
- Find a way to do the work of anti-racism. Some examples might include attending a training, joining an allies group, participating in a protest. Keep working to grow, instead of settling into shame, and ask folks how you can grow.
- Ted Talk on how being anti-racist is a process (growth mindset-influenced framework) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbdxeFcQtaU
- Powerful podcast of a courageous conversation with Brené Brown and Ibram X. Kendi, Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University and author of How to Be an Antiracist: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unlocking-us-withbren%C3%A9-brown/id1494350511?i=1000476611079
- Another great episode of Brené Brown’s podcast featuring Austin Channing Brown, anti-racist activist and author of I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unlocking-us-withbrenébrown/id1494350511?i=1000477381573
- Reject the desire to ask Black folks, Indigenous folks or people of color (BIPOC) to explain racism for you. Instead, find resources created by BIPOC to help educate yourself, or offer to financially compensate BIPOC folks who are educating you!
- Interrupting racism is an essential part of showing up. Don’t stay silent when you hear a ‘racist jokes’, or if someone says ‘I can’t be racist I have a black friend’, or if someone says ‘all lives matter’ . You don’t have to have all the answers or a deep conversation to help interrupt racism.
- Helpful list of 10 racist interrupters:
1. That is not okay with me
2. What you just said is harmful.
3. We don’t say things like that here.
4. I’m not comfortable with that.
5. I find that offensive.
6. That’s not funny.
7. I’m sorry, what?
8. Hold on. I need to process what you just said.
9. Help me understand your thinking.
10. I didn’t realize you think that.
Here is a link with some excellent "script"-type suggestions for how to talk with others about racial injustice.https://www.opportunityagenda.org/explore/resources-publications/lessons-talking-about-race-racism-and-racial-justice
- NPR special-good discussion in talking about race with younger kids – has a number of “take-aways” and an application piece for adults when interacting with kids https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children
I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
How to be An Antiracist by Ibram Kendi
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
w/Video: " Why Are White People So Bad at Talking About Race?" - short video summarizing the book by Robin DiAngelo