Images, Aspirations, and Lies We Tell Our Children

We’re pleased to offer the recording of this panel discussion. You can watch here (YouTube) or on Facebook where you can view the running discussion.

Here is a list of books recommended by the panelists.

  • Monica Martinez, “The Injustice never leaves you”

  • Natalia Molina, “How race is made in America”

  • Johanna Fernandez, “the Young Lords: A radical history”
  • Ibram X Kendi, “Stamped from the Beginning”
  • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, “An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States”
  • Nick Estes, “Our History is the Future”
  • Marcus Rediker, “The Slave Ship”

And the publications from the panelists.

  • Felipe Hinojosa
    • Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture
    • Apostles of Change: Latino Radicals Politics, Church Occupations, and the Fight to Save the Barrio (forthcoming 2021)
  • Tobin Miller Shearer
    • Two Weeks Every Summer: Fresh Air Children and the Problem of Race in America
    • Daily Demonstrators: The Civil Rights Movement in Mennonite Homes and Sanctuaries
    • Enter the River: Healing Steps from White Privilege Toward Racial Reconciliation
    • Set Free: A Journey Toward Solidarity Against Racism (coauthors Iris de Leon-Hartshorn and Regina Shands Stoltzfus)
  • Ruth Naomi Floyd
    • Frederick Douglass Jazz Works (music composition and project)
    • other music recordings
    • “Blues” chapter in It Was Good: Making Music to The Glory of God
    • “Common Grace and Loving Your Neighbor” chapter in The Problem of Good
  • Jennifer Graber
    • The Gods of Indian Country: Religion and the Struggle for the American West
    • The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 8pm Eastern. Join our Facebook Live stream for a panel discussion about about history to gather and share how the past can inform our present day. A historical lens can be used as a tool for social justice organizers, antiracism educators, teachers and other professionals (and individuals) to contextualize today’s unrest with facts of the past. Moderated by ROJ trainer Conrad Moore.

Ruth Naomi Floyd, musician and composer; Director of Jazz Studies at Cairn University; Adjunct and Artist in Residence at Temple University; music educator at The City School.

Jennifer Graber, Professor in the History of Christianity at The University of Texas at Austin
Felipe Hinojosa, Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University

Conrad Moore, panel moderator; ROJ trainer, activist, and self-described history nerd.
Tobin Miller Shearer, Director of the African-American Studies Program and Associate Professor of History at University of Montana. Also a co-founder of what would become Roots of Justice.

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