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"Now is the time to do your own work in order to come alongside of The Work.”

- Sarah Bessey

"Now is the time to do your own work in order to come alongside of The Work.”

- Sarah Bessey

Today, we are more committed than ever to being a safe, loving, inclusive church community that truly welcomes and respects everyone. We stand unequivocally against racism, bigotry, and hatred. Therefore, we will continue to listen, learn, and embrace change so that we can help build a just society that truly respects and honors one another as equals.

As one of many future steps, we have put together a list of resources that we believe will help form us and lead us towards repentance, transformation and justice.

Resources

Reading

Films by Black Film Makers

Fruitvale Station (2013): The first movie directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan, both of Creed and Black Panther fame. Tells the story of the last day of Oscar Grant who was killed by police in Oakland, CA in 2009. A beautiful picture of someone’s life, and a devastating look at their death. I wish people were streaming this the way they streamed Contagion when the pandemic started.

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018): Director Barry Jenkins’ follow up to Moonlight. Based on a James Baldwin novel. Set in New York in the 1970’s, a tender love story about a young black couple whose lives are ripped apart by false rape allegations.

She’s Gotta Have It (1986): Spike Lee’s first movie. This movie, part drama, part comedy focuses on Nola, a black artist living in a thriving black community in 1980’s Brooklyn.

Something New (2006): Directed by Sanaa Hamri. A romantic comedy/drama about an interracial dating relationship told from a black perspective.

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