Dismantling Racism - What Can You Do?


The Faith In Action Team from Portage Chapel Hill is encouraging everyone to engage in activities to help dismantle racism in our society. Here are some ideas that you and your family can do:

  • Read a book: Chapel Hill’s current Book Study is “Tears We Cannot Stop” by Michael Eric Dyson. This is a challenging read, and you will encounter some harsh language. While this is a read-at-your-own-pace book study, and it doesn’t directly coincide with a sermon series, Director of Discipleship Tonya Boot has formulated discussion questions to go along with the book. Email tonyaboot@pchum.org to get the questions, or to join or form a book study group. Please purchase your copy from a local bookseller (https://www.discoverkalamazoo.com/10-unique-shops-for-book-lovers-in-kalamazoo/); if cost is prohibitive please contact the church office.
  • Find antiracist reading lists from ERACCE and Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training
  • Attend an “Introduction to Systemic Racism” Workshop: Chapel Hill will pay the $150 registration fee for all those who attend this 2-day workshop put on by Eliminating Racism And Creating/Celebrating Equality (ERACCE). These workshops are held monthly and they fill up quickly! Go to eracce.org/event-calendar to register, then contact the church office at office@pchum.org for reimbursement.

If you have any questions, concerns, or additional ideas to share, please contact Faith In Action Team Chair Richard Derenne at richard.derenne@stryker.com or the church office at   office@pchum.org.