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“The Fierce Urgency of Now” M. Shawn Copeland’s address at Boston College on the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z34KlYy8Bo

“Redeeming the Soul of America” with Fr. Bryan Massingale, STD.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhFyaNYkK

Eula Biss, Let’s Talk about Whiteness https://onbeing.org/programs/eula-biss-lets-talk-about-whiteness-jan2017/

Jim Crow of the North” on Minnesota Experience, Twin Cities Public Television

Becoming Human Series from the Basilica of Saint Mary

Week One
Video: Civil War to Civil Rights
Dr. David Williard, Associate Professor of History at the University of St. Thomas, walks participants through a sequence of laws that structured white supremacy in the legal system in the United States from the time of the Civil War up to the Civil Rights Era.

Week Two
Video: The War on Drugs
Dr. Jessica Siegel, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of St. Thomas, guides participants through the impact of the 1980s “war on drugs” on black and brown people in the United States of America.

Week Three
Video: Mass Incarceration
Dr. Amy Levad, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at the University of St. Thomas, describes the dozens of incremental steps that took us from the “war on drugs” to a crisis of mass incarceration that disproportionately affects people of color in the United States.

Week Four
Video: Defeating the “White Savior” Complex
Dr. Amy Finnegan, Associate Professor of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas, examines the “white savior complex,” and identifies how it is inherently problematic.

Week Five
Video: Mobilizing for Social Change
Dr. Michael Klein, Associate Professor of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas, searches his family’s stories and Minnesota’s history as a means to enter humbly into engagement across lines of difference.

Week Six

Video: The Blackness of God

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