Anti-racism Committee

Our mission: We aspire to live into our testimony of equality by recognizing our legacy of racism and working to make a more equitable and just community.

Who we are: This committee was founded at Goose Creek shortly after the killing of George Floyd, on July 15, 2020. It exists under the auspices of the Peace and Social Concerns committee.

The committee has met bi-monthly since its inception, and continues to do so on every other Wednesday at 7:00 pm via zoom. Please feel free to join us! Email dfsud@comcast.net for the zoom link.

Click here to view our latest video pick: “Why I, as a black man, attend KKK rallies” – An encounter with prejudice early in life led black musician Daryl Davis on a quest to determine the source of the hate, leading to how and why he has attended KKK rallies.

What we have done:

  • Created a library of books for adults and children that pertain to issues of white privilege and racism;
  • In conjunction with the Archives committee, we created a land acknowledgement statement now posted at our meeting house, in our e-news posts, and on our website;
  • Support and try to foster relationship with our neighboring African American church, the Grace Church project;
  • Provided information to our meeting through short write ups in our newsletter.

Our continuing goals:

  • Provide opportunities for discussion and discernment within our spiritual and wider community;
  • Work to become aware of own biases as they impact our decisions, both personally and as a spiritual community;
  • Acknowledge the native land upon which our meeting house stands and seek ways to support Indigenous people in our area;
  • Seek to engage with diverse people in our wider community, fostering relationship

Resources

The Story Of Access: Stanley Nelson film for Starbucks – Firelight has documented the African American experience through film for over 15 years. That experience includes stories of personal and collective heroism, as well as interpersonal and systemic discrimination.

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