The San Leandro Church of Christ has hosted two “Listening Summits for Racial Justice” in June 2020. We heard from both black and white community members as well as speakers from law enforcement, education, and local government. In addition to listening to others’ stories, we heard about action steps that we all can do to advance racial justice in our society.
Find recordings of these events below, and also resources for learning more.
Our first Summit was held June 14, 2020. Below is an audio recording. (There was a technical difficulty with the video recording.)
Listening Summit 1 6-14-2020
Our second Summit was held June 28, 2020. Below is the video recording.
Here is a list of books, links, and other material to consider:
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
How To Be An AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rosthstein
(These are non-affilate Amazon links)
Netflix (search for these if you have an account)
"Black Lives Matter" collection
"When They See Us," directed by Ava Duvernay