On February 17, Megan spoke as one of two keynote speakers at the Allies for Racial Equity conference in Fort Worth, Texas. She is excited to share with conference attendees and all who are interested the sources cited in the keynote itself (full-text available here) as well as the audio recording.
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Karin Case, “Claiming White Social Location as a Site of Resistance to White Supremacy,” in Disrupting White Supremacy from Within: White People on What We Need to Do
Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez – definition of white supremacy as a “historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of continents, nations, and peoples of color by white peoples and nations of the European continent, for the purpose of maintaining and defending a system of wealth, power, and privilege.” (quoted in Tema Okun, Challenging White Supremacy Workshop with Sharon Martinas, and lots of places…)
Tema Okun, The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know and “White Supremacy Culture”
Jennifer Harvey, Whiteness and Morality
James Perkinson, White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity
Catalyst Project and Chris Crass, Catalyzing Liberation Toolkit: (for the 99% Movement), http://www.organizingupgrade.com/2012/02/anti-racist-organizing-to-build-the-99-movement/
Robert Jensen, The Heart of Whiteness
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God and well, everything.
James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room, and well, everything.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Ed. Norton Anthology of African American Literature
Katie G. Cannon, Black Womanist Ethics, (quoted)
Delores Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God Talk
Becky Thompson, A Promise and a Way of Life: White Antiracist Activism
Janie Victoria Ward, The Skin We’re In: Teaching our Teens to Be Emotionally Strong, Socially Smart, and Spiritually Connected
Janie Victoria Ward et al. Souls Looking Back: Lifestories of Growing Up Black
Resilience: “The ability to withstand and rebound from crises, adversity and the risk factors known to effect negatively developmental outcomes.”
Resistance: “the marshaling of inner strength to survive physically, psychologically, and spiritually through centuries of intense human degradation and subjugation—at individual and collective levels.”
Traci West, Disrupting White Supremacy from Within: When Racism and Women’s Lives Matter
Lydia Pelot-Hobbs, activist and organizer with the AORTA Collective and Occupy NOLA
Nichola Torbett, founding director of Seminary of the Street and organizer with Occupy Oakland
Vanissar Tarakali, Tarakali Education, http://www.vanissar.com
Howard Thurman, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Claire Bohman, “Swells of Resistance” and “Herbal Aftercare”, http://www.claradelfuego.blogspot.com/ [student in course]
Nastasha Ostrom, “Lessons Learned about Street Medics…”, http://resilienceresistance.com/2012/01/27/lessons-learned-about-resilience-resistance-from-the-occupy-oakland-street-medics/ [student in course]
Questions for further reflection:
- What are two or three things you are curious about?
- Where do you go with your heartbreak?
- What do you love?
From the Workshop Session:
- “The Immediate Need for Racial Justice” Yolo Akili, The Crunk Feminist Collective http://crunkfeministcollective.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/the-immediate-need-for-emotional-justice/
- “Ella’s Song” lyrics by Bernice Johnson Reagon, sung by Sweet Honey in the Rock, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Uus–gFrc
- Mary Zournazi, Hope: New Philosophies for Change