Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for Adults, November 2022
prepared by Alvin R. Blount
Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee
Costs may vary depending on where items are purchased.
Nobody Wants to Talk About It: Race, Identity, and The Difficulties in Forging Meaningful Conversations
-Michael Sidney Fosberg
-description: Michael Frosberg has performed an autobiographical one-man play for intermediate and secondary schools, colleges, and community groups throughout the country. He grew up White and later discovered that his biological father was Black. This book offers readers tools to help with conversations about race, identity, diversity, in addition to stereotypes.
Fosberg, M. S. (2020). Nobody Wants to Talk About It: Race, Identity, and The Difficulties in Forging Meaningful Conversations. Incognito, Inc.
Revolutionary Nonviolence: Organizing for Freedom
-James M. Lawson, Jr.
-University of California Press
-description: Lawson is a Methodist minister and social change activist who helped launch the 1960s Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, Memphis sanitation strike, and Freedom Rides. Revolutionary Nonviolence with contributions from Angela Davis and others, is a resource on the history of nonviolent teachings of Rev. Lawson and demonstrations of how we can overcome violence and oppression through organized direct action.
Lawson, J. (2022). Revolutionary Nonviolence: Organizing for Freedom. University of California Press.
The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community
-description: Spellers guides the reader through the American story and the Episcopal story to find out how communities with a history of racism and privilege can love Jesus, walk humbly with the most vulnerable, and embody a beloved community.
Spellers, S. (2021). The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community. Church Publishing.
Jesus and the Disinherited
-description: First published in 1949, Martin Luther King, Jr. sought inspiration from this book that helped shape the civil rights movement leading up to the days of the Montgomery bus boycott. Thurman uses this resource to demonstrate how Jesus is a partner with the oppressed, and how only with love can justice prevail for all.
Thurman, H. (1996). Jesus and the Disinherited. Beacon Press.