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Dear Friends: I want to highly recommend a new discussion paper, “Dismantling Racism and Militarism in U.S. Foreign Policy,” recently published by the Friends Committee on National Legislation. It does an excellent job challenging the present paradigm of Racism and Militarism in the U.S., shares a possible new paradigm, and explores how we can get from here to there.
Jed Walsh and Mackenzie Barton-Rowledge are close friends who do police and prison abolition work together. They sent Western Friend a conversation about what abolition means to them, and how it fits into their lives as Quakers.
Mackenzie: Let’s start with: What does being a police and prison abolitionist mean to you?
A conversation between Valerie Ireland and Western Friend concerning racism and pandemic in the public schools.
A poem reflecting on race and inequity.
Monthly meeting minutes of action, approved in 2020, collected by the Peace and Social Order Committee of Pacific Yearly Meeting.
Blog of a Black-Indian Quaker, who shares insights from her life among “colorblind racist” white progressives.
I am an African American whose encounter with God is more an attitude than belief system, a certain swagger and daring in the face of what black liberation theologian James Cone would refer to as “obvious failure.” By all quantitative standards, the post-Reconstruction experience of African Americans would meet the definition of failure.
Video of a spoken-word performance by James Thunder about the urgent need to decolonize our thinking and pursue reconciliation.
Resources compiled by NPYM, Summer 2018 -- articles, books, videos, and more.