Albuquerque Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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, 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.
At the October and November Meetings 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 shared highlights from that Assessment that we found personally compelling.
In January, the Whiteness Study Group will lead us in an exercise to discern where AMM stands in its journey toward becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization.
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
Hard copy in brown 3 ring binder in the libary on table.
Questions? Contact: Richard Knottenbelt, (313-5263) Miriam Bennett (440-8919) or Sara Keeney (379-3392) with questions.
December 18th (3rd Wednesday) at 5:00 p.m.
We will complete planning for January Meeting for Worship for Business - consideration of the Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization - Where do we stand?
We welcome new members but please do RSVP to:
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.
Click on link below to find the FGC Institutional Assessment Task Force Report
White Women Doing White Supremacy in Nonprofit Culture
Carrying the Weight of How the White World Imagines You
Converting Hidden Spiritual Racism in Sacred Activism: An Open Letter to Spiritual White Folks
Racial Equity Tools: Implicit Bias
AFSC guide on "Denormalizing Whiteness"
Whiteness for Friends FINAL_0
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
Implicit Bias test:
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/
Mountain View (New England Yearly Meeting)
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:
Check out this great video on Implicit Bias
Check out this video on microaggressions
Join Robin DiAngelo for a very helpful video about white privilege.
Structural Racism, by John A. Power (Structural Racism Discussion Guide)