In Antiracism

Please join us for our Antiracist Work Group (AWG) Sunday Nov 22 from 10-11am CT

Each week, we decide what we will discuss the following week, we agree to dig deeper into that topic that week, and then we come together on Sunday mornings to discuss what we have learned (and unlearned). At last week’s meeting, considering that US Thanksgiving is this coming week and that Indigenous voters made a big difference in the election this year in Arizona, Wisconsin, and other states, it was suggested that we turn our attention to Indigenous people (the “I” in the acronym BIPOC).
By request, I am sending out this email a bit earlier than I usually do and that’s a good thing because Cynthia W and I have compiled quite a few resources. Please note: You do not have to read all of this — choose any one of these topics and join us this Sunday to discuss your thoughts, observations, concerns, etc. Please note that we include the week’s topic in the Indivisible IL9 newsletter that goes out every Tuesday, so if you ever want to get a head start, that’s a great place to look. We also update the notes during the week. If you have anything to contribute to the week’s topic at any time, please let me know.

Topic: Indigenous People Allyship


Land Acknowledgements

Indigenous voters swung the 2020 Election

Native American women in office

This Week in Racism: Indigenous Peoples’ edition

Note: “This Week in Racism” is a segment of our meeting each week where we bring news articles that may not seem racist on the surface, but we dig deeper to examine the inherent racism within the story. Honestly, you don’t have to dig deep at all to see the problems with these two…

Deeper Reading

Reading Native News Online is a great way to listen to Native voices.

If you are looking for a book to read on this topic, I recommend An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.  There is also a version of the book for younger readers: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese that includes a website with resources.

View our ongoing notes with resources here:
Sunday’s meeting will be facilitated by Cynthia W and me.
Hope to see you there,

– Kelly

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