Race Relation Resources
To aid in the discussions around the history of lynching and to support the community, please find below information on race relations activities in the Indianapolis area, as well as links to articles and news broadcasts available here.
NATIONAL - #CHARLESTONSYLLABUS
In the aftermath of the Charleston shootings, scholars Keisha Blain, Chad William, and Kidada Williams developed an EXTENSIVE list of articles and scholarly works exploring the complex history of race and racism from various angle that laid the foundation for the Charleston massacres to occur. This is an impressive list articles exploring white supremacy, slavery, Jim Crow, the confederate flag and so much more.
Click here to connect with the syllabus.
NATIONAL - RACIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP TRAINING
"Race Forward's Racial Justice Leadership Institute is an interactive training for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address structural racism and advance racial equity. Unlike “diversity trainings” which primarily focus on interpersonal relations and understanding, the Institute emphasizes how to challenge and change institutional racial inequities."
Contact Race Forward to bring these resources to your city at www.RaceForward.org
INDIANAPOLIS - THE RACE and CULUTURAL LEADERSHIP NETWORK
The Race and Cultural Relations Leadership Network (RCRLN) is a standing committee of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC) established to serve as a mechanism to foster positive relationships among diverse populations and respond to racially and culturally charged issues in the greater Indianapolis community. Meetings are the first Friday of each month at the Urban League from 8:00-9:30 am.
For more information: contact Toby Miller at (317) 289-4692 or via email at
INDIANAPOLIS / NATIONAL - UNDOING RACISM COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
Developed by The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, this workshop, "focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. [The] workshops utilize a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism."
In the Indianapolis, IN area Child Advocates administers the Undoing Racism training. Workshops are a full two days of training and are scheduled throughout 2013.
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Contact the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond to bring these resources to your city at www.PISAB.org.