NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC
NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC

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Newtown

Congregational

Church

14 West Street

Newtown, CT 06470

 

 

Office Hours:

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday through Friday

 

Phone:

203-426-9024

203-426-9600

 

Email:

newcong@sbcglobal.net

 

Fax:

203-270-7741

 

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ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES

Online Sacred Conversations On Race

The NCC Racial Justice Team invites you to participate in a group conversation to improve  personal internal work to remove racial biases and prejudicies and learn the most helpful methods of assisting our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) sisters and brothers in their quest for racial freedom. Please contact the NCC office and request to be emailed a link to these online discussions. 

If you are interested in joining the NCC Racial Justice Team, please specify to be included in the Team planning conversations.

 

 

The NCC Global Community Ministry/Racial Justice Team has compiled a list of resources to aid each of us in our continued study as Christians and as a people concerned for the safety and well-being of BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) in our community and in our world. 

There are multiple ways to engage in this work and not everyone is capable of or desires to join a rally, protest, or march at this time due to health and safety concerns in the midst of this pandemic, but we are all capable of learning our entire lives long how to reconcile and heal the world around us in our own ways. The resources below reflect the multiple individual paths toward justice and healing. Please explore them and discern which  might spark your interest and be right for you. (Note: The blue underlined resource listings are links to sites; black font are books)

 

Resources for Children

 

Resources for Youth

  • The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
  • A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope (edited by Patrice Caldwell)
  • Trevor Noah: Born A Crime (Trevor Noah)

 

Resources for Parents

 

Books for Adults

  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (by Robin DeAngelo)
  • How to Be An Antiracist (by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Between the World and Me (by Ta Nehesi-Coates)
  • Stamped From The Beginning (by Ibram X. Kendi)
  • Stamped (by Ibrim X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds)
  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (by Michael Eric Dyson)
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (by Isabel Wilkerson)
  • Jesus and the Disinherited (by Howard Thurman)
  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
  • My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies (Menakem)
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?:And Other Conversations about Race (by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum)
  • Me and White Supremacy: A 28-day journey to kickstart your life-long anti-racism work (by Layla Saad (online book available) at www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com)
  • The White Ally Toolkit Workbook: Using Active Listening, Empathy, and Personal Storytelling to Promote Racial Equity (by David, W. Campt)
  • Praying with James Baldwin , a free theological devotional series based on the writings of James Baldwin

 

Movies for Adults and Older Youth

 

Other

 

Questions? Suggestions for our list?

 

Be in touch at anytime.

Until then, may your continued personal journey into racial equality work be a blessed and fruitful one.

 

Peace,

The NCC Racial Justice Team

 


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