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 ERACCE (Eliminating Racism & Creating/Celebrating Equality). These virtual workshops are offered September 23-24 and October 21-22. Go to eracce.org/event-calendar to register, then contact the church office at office@pchum.org for reimbursement.
  • Take a “Virtual Journey to D.C. for Racial Justice”: ISAAC (Interfaith Strategy for Action & Advocacy in the Community) invites the whole family to run, walk, bike, or roll on a virtual      journey to Washington, D.C. through September 20. Registration is free; simply get out and move, track your miles and log your journey on ISAAC’s website and social media. For more information please go to walk.isaackalamazoo.org.

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.