Dismantling Systemic White Supremacy: Slowing Down to Go Deeper
Two years ago the MidAmerica Fieldstaff Team embarked on a course of group study in order to do personal work around dismantling systemic white supremacy. Here is sample of what we have viewed and discussed:
- The 2017 film, Get Out, by writer, actor and director Jordan Peele,
- Brittany Packnett's 2018 Ware Lecture, and
- Transforming Hearts Collective's course, “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations"
Later this fall we will be discussing the book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel Van Der Kolk. Recently we decided to take more time to process what we learn. So instead of covering one book, lecture, class, or movie a month, we are slowing down and going deeper by discussing one work for two or more months. In this, we hope to spend more time in reflection and conversation.