The Whiteness Study group

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Who We Are and What We Do!

The Whiteness Study Group (WSG) is a self-created group of AMM members/attenders with a dedication to  understanding racism and whiteness in ourselves, our community, country and the world.  


We are also dedicated to facilitating AMM's participation in this process.  In 2018 we engaged in studying numerous  topics including: whiteness, white supremacy, racism, implicit bias, microaggressions, and  more.  We reflected on how each of these impacts our individual  spiritual lives and the collective life of the Meeting.  The WSG  actively participated in preparing a monthly presentation for Meeting  for Business, frequent movie nights, and at least two workshops.


In  2019 - 2020, we continue to meet monthly for purposes of mutual support and  continued learning.  We also continue to organize movie events on topics  related to our anti-racism work.  We invite AMM members, attenders and  friends to attend.

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Toward Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Faith Community

 At the January Meeting for Worship for Business the Whiteness Study Group reminded Meeting of the AMM minute passed in 2017 in support of the Friends General Conference Institutional Assessment on Structural Racism.  We also reviewed AMM's work on whiteness & racism over the past two years.


AMM members and attenders are invited to indicate where they think AMM stands on a Continuum toward becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Faith Community.  A poster, with definitions, is on the door to the library, where it will remain until 2/2/20.


MINUTE held for seasoning until February 2, 2020:

Albuquerque Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, acknowledging that we are affected by structural racism within a historical framework of white supremacy in the United States, commit to a period of self-reflection and discernment toward becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Faith Community.  The process will be guided by an anti racism assessment team made up of volunteers, with a report back to AMM by September 2020, or sooner.


DOWNLOAD BELOW a copy of the Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization to be used in our own exploration at the January Meeting for Worship for Business.


If you missed reviewing the FGC Institutional Assessment, links are provided below:

FGC Institutional Assessment Full Report

FGC Institutional Assessment Executive Summary


Questions?  Contact:  Richard Knottenbelt, (313-5263)  Miriam Bennett (440-8919) or Sara Keeney (379-3392) with questions.

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Our Next WSG Meeting - Join Us!

January 29, 2020 (Wednesday) 5-7 p.m.

February 27, 2020 (Thursday) 5-7 p.m.

March 19, 2020 (Thursday) 5-7 p.m.

We welcome new members but please do RSVP to:

sarahmalone1949@gmail.com

BECOMING AN ANTI-RACIST MULTICULTURAL FAITH COMMUNITY

Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Faith Community

AntiRacismContinuumRevised (PDF)

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Whiteness Study Group Format

Download below the format we adopted at our April 2019 WSG meeting.

Whiteness Study Group Format adopted April 2019 (pdf)

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Articles

There's much to see here. So, take your time to look around, read, learn and reflect. Find more in the AMM library on the whiteness shelf.


 READINGS

Click on link below to find the FGC Institutional Assessment Task Force Report

 https://www.fgcquaker.org/sites/default/files/attachments/IA%20Task%20Force%20report%20-%20final.pdf 


White Women Doing White Supremacy in Nonprofit Culture

 https://www.wokeatwork.org/post/white-women-doing-white-supremacy-in-nonprofit-culture?fbclid=IwAR3WGwrRQKJnFZeq2XTjTxfbLxPvSiavm00_GlZ8QsRKjlBBWOA467NSgP4 


Carrying the Weight of How the White World Imagines You
https://onbeing.org/blog/miguel-clark-mallet-carrying-the-weight-of-how-the-white-world-imagines-you/

Converting Hidden Spiritual Racism in Sacred Activism: An Open Letter to Spiritual White Folks
 https://virginiarosenberg.com/blog/2016/7/10/converting-hidden-spiritual-racism-into-sacred-activism-an-open-letter-to-spiritual-white-folks

Racial Equity Tools: Implicit Bias
http://www.racialequitytools.org/act/communicating/implicit-bias

AFSC guide on "Denormalizing Whiteness"
Whiteness for Friends FINAL_0

What Is Whiteness_ - The New York Times

Understanding Whiteness | Calgary Anti-Racism Education | University of Calgary

White Fragility-Why Its Hard to Talk White People Racism

White Fragility Is Racial Violence | Huffington Post

White Fragility_DiAngelo_fullpaper

TheSubtleLinguisticsofPoliteWhiteSupremacy
 

https://melmagazine.com/a-practical-guide-to-whiteness-in-the-age-of-trump-ea96515ac2a1#.ss75ybg2b

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/11-things-white-people-can-do-be-real-anti-racist-allies

https://thsppl.com/i-racist-538512462265#.kkyw49t5t

http://www.friendsjournal.org/white-garden/

“People of Color are in an Abusive Relat... (with White America)

'mAbsolutelyAngryBlackWoman

Letter_Birmingham_Jail
 

A recent blog post from AFSC on learning our stories connects to our witness on immigration: “The stories we tell- Reckoning with our...e | AFSC


Race Related - A weekly news magazine on Race https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/race 


The 1619 Project - Slavery in America

The New York Times 8-14-2019

 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 


 Implicit Bias test:
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html 


 White Privilege Dicussion Guide (See video below) by Robin DiAngelo (DiAngelo is the author of several books on whiteness and race, and is the originator of the term "White Fragility.")
PuttingRacismTable_Discussion Guide - White Privilege 

 

Putting Racism on the Table is a series of videos that help develop a shared vocabulary for moving deeper into this work.
Full website here: http://www.puttingracismonthetable.org/

Podcasts:
https://soundcloud.com/washingtongrantmakers

 

Mountain View (New England Yearly Meeting)

https://quakersfordismantlingracism.wordpress.com/
NEYM 

1. Noticing patterns report before NEYM https://neym.org/sites/default/files/committees/meetings/Report%20to%20Yearly%20Meeting%20Ministry%20and%20Counsel%204-30-19%20.pdf2. 

2.  Reflection after sessions:
https://neym.org/sessions/news/noticing



Video

Check out this great video on Implicit Bias

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Check out this video on microaggressions

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Join Robin DiAngelo for a very helpful video about white privilege.

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Structural Racism, by John A. Power (Structural Racism Discussion Guide)