There are many opinions, resource lists and reports moving across the various screens as conversations about system racism continue. As you work to educate yourself and join the conversation on a community or person level,  consider exploring some of these resources.

“Just Mercy”

 This 2019 movie, which chronicles courtroom struggles against racial injustice and mass incarceration, is being made free on digital platforms throughout June by Warner Brothers.

In the film, Michael B. Jordan plays civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, who helps a character played by Jamie Foxx. The movie is based on Stevenson’s 2014 memoir, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” one of the books that has rocketed to the top of best-seller lists as protests have swept the country.

Warner Brothers announced June 2 that it would offer free viewing of the movie on digital platforms during June. Click below to find information on where to access a copy of the movie.

How should we protest, and why?

A web series features three veteran activists talking about protests past and present.

Posted June 3, 2020 

By Rick Copley | Presbyterian News Service

Free resources to help prompt conversations

Access to several resources to help people educate themselves about racism, join conversations about anti-racism, and figure out how they can work to create a more just society is being offered for free by the PC(USA) Store. The available resources include:

·         “White Privilege” – A one-session adult study that is part of the “Racism Study Pack” from the Thoughtful Christian.

·         “Responding to Racism” – A one-session youth study from The Thoughtful Christian helps leaders guide preteens and teens through the complicated subject of racism.

·         “For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World” – A discussion and activity guide with suggestions about how parents and teachers can talk with children about race and violence, ideas on how to create a safe space for meaningful dialogue, and more. It was written by the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY, a multi-cultural center and museum committed to promoting respect, hope and understanding. The guide is inspired by an upcoming picture with the same title by Michael W. Waters that will be available in September.