Racial Justice

  Racial Justice  

“What can we, as a community of faith, do to address racial reconciliation, healing and justice?”

This question is on the hearts and minds of many in these troubled times. Care & Justice will spend the next year or more exploring questions of faith and race.  

Sacred Ground, a year-long curriculum on institutional racism and personal responsibility.
Forum on Faith & Race, an occasional series of videos, lectures, interviews and readings with group discussion.
Trinity Teen Challenge, a challenge to Parishioners to exercise our anti-racist muscles.
Care & Justice Recommends, vetted resources for your personal learning and reflection.

Trinity Teen challenge  

Youth Anti-Racist ACTION Challenge debuts!

Join Trinity’s teens in actively building the path toward racial justice.  From time to time, one of our teens will record a video challenge to the people of Trinity, suggesting 3 different actions that each of us can take. 

Access Youth Challenge I: here.

Watch the video.  Consider the suggested actions.  (Note:  you may need to goolge around a bit to figure out your implementation plan!)  Take your action.  Return to the same link above to report your action(s) and record any reflections on your experience.  
Results will be shared in the weekly newsletter. 

Let’s join our youth in fighting systemic racism together!




Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith.  Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.

Trinity is offering Sacred Ground as a Zoom-based program, beginning in September 2020.  Participants have committed to a full year of monthly meetings, with homework consisting of readings, videos and reflection.  More information on the national program is available here.
Sacred Ground at Trinity info HERE.



This occasional series has engaged for 2 discussions thus far with Rev. Frannie.  Stay tuned for more to come.

Prior offerings:

  • "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North" 
  • "How to be an Anti-Racist" Ibram X. Kendi

C&J Recommends  


Online Exhibit     
Black Lives Matter 

A powerful new online exhibit from the Stanford Libraries:  https://exhibits.stanford.edu/saytheirnames.  (After reading the introduction, click on the block of Black faces to enter the actual exhibit.)  

Faith and Citizenship Guide for Advocacy

The Episcopal Church's Faith and Citizenship Guide for Advocacy is a resource that seeks to help you fulfill baptismal covenant to strive for justice and peace. While it is focused on the federal level, the advocacy tips and tactics are applicable to state and local advocacy as well.

BOOK / Author event video

The modern roots of institutional racism -- US government housing policy.  It happened right here in our own zip code, the effects persist to this day, and the solutions will demand much from all of us. 

Video converstaion with the author Richard Rothstein here and recommended reading:  

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
 “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.”



"TRACES OF THE TRADE: A Story from the Deep North" 

Watch the film (1.5 hrs.) here ($2.99 rental) OR watch it free here with a Menlo Park library card or Stanford affiliation.



This summer St. Mark's conducted a very successful "all parish book read" on Ibram X. Kendi's best selling book, How to be an Anti-Racist.  Shall we do the same?  

Or for those of us who feel we need to begin this journey with the "deep dive" historical context, Kendi's National Book Award winning work is an excellent start:  Stamped from the Beginning:  The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.