Study and Facilitation Guides
Waking Up White Study and Discussion Guides
Presbyterian Church Waking Up White Study Guide, by Reverends Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston. A four-week, faith-based study guide complete with facilitator tips and week-by-week curriculums.
Truax/Hagen Ten-Week Study Guide, by St. Louis women Jenny Truax and Grace Hagen who created the curriculum for their own group’s use and offered to share it with all of us.
Being the World We Dream About, a Unitarian Universalist resource and not just for faith organizations!
Creating an Anti-Racist Agenda, list of resources to dig into true history, family histories, white identity, storytelling, challenging white culture, standing in solidarity, and more.
White Privilege: Let’s Talk — A Resource for Transformational Dialogue, from the United Church of Christ. An adult curriculum that’s designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race.
Understanding What It Means To Be White And Privileged Journal, by Tom Schweizer. A journal to motivate you and/or your group to reflect on one question a week for a full year.
White People’s Guide to Responsible Cross-Racial Engagement, by Debby Irving. Why and how it matters that white people show up in cross-racial relationships and settings aware of the dynamics, a.k.a. the elephant in the room.
Witnessing Whiteness, by Shelly Tochluck and designed to build community while increasing skills and capacity.
World Trust Learning Modules, have embedded texts and videos in addition to guided curriculum. The module “Raced In America” focuses on white culture, privilege, and bias and includes the work of Chimamanda Adiche, Peggy McIntosh, Tim Wise, and Debby Irving.
Race Talk Tool Box - list of resources to assist with race talks
Better Conversations: A Starter Guide. From the On Being Podcast with Krista Tippet Civil Conversations Project. “A a flexible roadmap for speaking together differently in a way that allows us to live together differently. This guide is intended to help ground and animate a gathering of friends or strangers in a conversation that might take place over weeks or months. Adapt this guide for your group and your intentions, choosing a focus and readings you find meaningful and relevant.”
Implicit Bias Test Find out your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics.
Scroll down or navigate through the menu to the left to discover ways you can learn more or get more involved. We recognize that this is just a beginning list, but it should help you get started!
Local Seacoast Area Organizations
Other Organizations and Websites
Citizenship & Social Justice ( See Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism – From Ferguson to Charleston)
Institutes, Classes & Conferences
AWARE – LA Summer Institute – Los Angeles, CA
Courageous Leadership: Tools to Manage Difficult Situations and Challenging Conversations – Six week virtual class taught by Kathy Obear.
Hard Conversations: An Introduction to Racism – Four Week Intensive Online Seminar
Knapsack Institute – Colorado Springs, CO
UnityWorks Summer Institute – Yakima, WA
White People Challenging Racism: Moving From Talk to Action – various locations in MA