When I went to the final session of our anti-racism film and discussion series last night, I discovered that one of the organizers had listed this blog as a resource for further conversation and dialogue among those who participated. I’m not sure that’s what I had in mind, as I didn’t expect this to be an ongoing theme for the blog. But perhaps this is the Holy Spirit’s way of directing where this blog will go; an invitation for us to engage with each other in some ongoing reflection on the work of dismantling racism on every level, personal, social, institutional.
So on a trial basis I’ve created a new category called anti-racism, to see if the posts I put in this category stimulate any conversation – not just among those who attended the sessions – but among any of you who are interested in this work. I welcome any of you who are engaged in the work of dismantling racism to send me reflections, and I’ll use you as guest bloggers to start some discussion. Just e-mail me your reflections, or if you prefer, you can just jump in with your perspective on any of the posts that I do put up here.
Tomorrow, I hope to post a summary of last night’s session and share a little of what really grabbed my attention.