Upcoming Events

As we move towards a vote on whether to become a Racial Justice Church in June, we hope you will join us in May for crucial information aimed at helping all make an informed decision.

Racism: Present and Powerful in NH May 5, 2021 from 7-8 pm
We will share articles and videos that represent the presence of racism in the individuals, policies, and systems of New Hampshire now, today! We will look at the hate groups in existence in NH. There will be consideration of our responsibility, as people of faith, to educate ourselves and act when efforts to weave and strengthen the hold of racism into our laws and systems take place. We are fortunate to have James T. McKim, PMP, ITIL as our guest speaker! He has contemporary knowledge of the manifestation of racism in NH.

James T. McKim, PMP, ITIL Mr. McKim serves as Managing Partner of Organizational Ignition. He is driven by an intense need to help organizations achieve their peak performance through the alignment of people, business processes, and technology. He is recognized as a thought leader in organizational performance, the use of Neuroscience, and Program Management.

Mr. McKim has led organizations such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, FIRST, Hawkeye Data, LLC, and Digital Equipment Corp to deliver award-winning product launch and performance enhancement solutions that increase company efficiency and revenues.

Mr. Mckim has, also, played an active role in the shaping of public policy affecting the Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Technology industries having served on several boards including the Software Association of New Hampshire, NH PBS, Economic Vitality NH, and the Manchester NAACP.

Educational Recommendations

articles about racism in New Hampshire and elsewhere
Podcasts and other Web-based Opportunities
Books
  • Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone
  • White Too Long, by Robert P Jones
  • How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, by Heather McGhee
  • The Lessons of Ubuntu, by Mark Mathabane
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem
  • My Vanishing Country: A Memoir, by Bakari Sellers
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander
  • Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race, by Derald Wing Sue
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
  • Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving
  • The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
  • White Fragility , by Robin DiAngelo
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Movies
  • 13th – Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.
  • The Color of Fear
  • Freedom Riders – Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws in order to test and challenge a segregated interstate travel system, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.
  • Just Mercy
  • Selma
  • Gather – Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.
  • Suppressed – Suppressed weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election. Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. while her opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, was in charge of running the election. In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America.
  • Shadows Fall North – A documentary exploring how a state with the motto “Live Free or Die” and a celebrated history of abolitionism confronts and understands its participation in slavery, segregation and neglect.
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