BLACK HISTORY MONTH 

"Egypt will send gifts of precious metals. Ethiopia will stretch out her hands to God in adoration"

Psalm 68:31

Black History Month 2020 Resources

 

Seeking to follow Jesus we are a church that does not discriminate in any way on grounds of age or physical ability, nationality or colour, economic power, gender, sexuality or mental health. We believe in a church that welcomes and serves everyone in the name of Jesus Christ, that is scripturally faithful, seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation, and in the power of the Holy Spirit allows all people to grasp how wide and long, and high and deep is the love of God.

With this in mind, we have pulled some resources together in one place for you to consider this Black History Month. Suggesting them is not an endorsement but it is an opportunity for listening and learning as we continue to love one another.

Books:

Why I’m no Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge

 

Me and White Supremacy – Layla F Saad

 

So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo

 

We Need to Talk About Race – Ben Lindsay

 

The Good Immigrant - Nikesh Shukla

 

Roots – Alex Haley

 

How to Argue with a Racist – Adam Rutherford

 

BECOMING – Michelle Obama

 

White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo

 

Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman

 

Slay in Your Lane – Yomi Adegoke

 

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son – Tim Wise

 

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging - Afua Hirsch

 

White Fragility: Why It’s Soo Hard for White People to Talk About Race – Robin DiAngelo

 

How to be Anti-Racist – Ibram X. Kendi

 

Why Are All the Black Kids Siting Together in the Cafeteria? – Beverly Daniel Tatum

 

Films/TV Series:

Black is King

Fruit Vale Station

When They See us

13th

Dear White People

Time: The Kalief Browder story

Explained: The racial wealth gap

Sitting in Limbo – BBC1

Roots

The Secret life of Bees

Do the Right Thing

Boyz N the hood

Moonlight

12 Years a Slave

The Hate U Give

Hidden Figures

If Beale Street Could Talk

Black Panther

BlacKKKlansman

Dear White People

Queen & Slim

A United Kingdom

All Day and a Night

 

Podcasts:

About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge

Code: Switch NPR – “Hosted by journalists of colour, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on.” Explores everything from pop culture, to politics, to sport. Race impacts every part of life.

Momentum: A Race Forward – Features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice.

Intersectionality Matters! – Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

Nova Reid and Vicki & Selina from loveprojectlove – A powerful conversation about race, racism and white privilege with Nova Reid

All My Relations hosted by Matika Wilbur

Witness Black History' by BBC World - This podcast features interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history.

Slay In Your Lane: The Podcast - This new podcast by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, who wrote the book “Slay In Your Lane”, looks at the news and pop culture from a black British woman’s perspective.

Organisations/Charities:

Black Minds Matter is raising money to support black people struggling with their mental

health during this particularly triggering time for the community. The money will go towards

linking black families and individuals with black therapists and provide free sessions for those in

need.

https://www.blackmindsmatteruk.com/

 

The Exist Loudly set up by youth worker and activist Tanya Compas to support Queer Black young people in London and across the country.

https://www.instagram.com/existloudly/?hl=en

 

Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racist educational charity providing workshops, training sessions, multimedia packages and a whole host of other resources to tackle racism throughout society. You can support the charity in a variety of ways, including making a donation or volunteering.

https://www.theredcard.org/

 

Runnymede is the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank, which challenges race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debates and policy engagement. A donation to Runnymede will help them to continue conducting research and engaging with policy makers to make long lasting change.

https://www.runnymedetrust.org/

 

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust was set up in the light of Stephen Lawrence’s murder in a racist attack in 1993. The charity works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13-30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice, in the hope that the UK will become a place where everyone has the opportunity to achieve. https://www.stephenlawrencetrust.org/

 

Stand Up to Racism is a nationwide movement which aims to tackle the influx of discriminatory rhetoric across the world and demand a society where racism is no more.

https://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/

Head to: https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk for more information and resources.

Leytonstone United
Free Church

020 8518 7725 

minister@leytonstoneunitedfree.co.uk

 

55 Wallwood Road,
Leytonstone,
London
E11 1AY

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