Vale Social Justice Statement
Social Justice Task Force News
The Social Justice Task Force (SJTF) meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month to watch a short video and have discussion after. Our topics range from racial justice to implicit biases to LGBT community to whatever else is appropriate to caring for our community as God calls us to care for one another.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00pm. The format is hybrid, so you can go to church and join us in the Resource Library or join us on Zoom.
We will also meet on Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00pm in the same way!
Topics are still being determined and will be announced shortly.
Book Studies, Books, Podcasts, and Movies to Educate:
These books, movies, and podcasts can crack open an understanding of what it means to be Black in America through the stories and research of people of color. We will highlight different media several times a month.
“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates is a letter written by Ta-Nehisi to his son about what it means to be Black, his fears for his son, and what it was like growing up Black in the 60’s and 70’s.
For elementary children : “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry” by Mildred D. Taylor
Documentaries and Webinars:
“A Class Divided” is a film that can be found on YouTube by FRONTLINE. It follows a , Jane Elliott, and an experiment she did the day after the killing of Martin Luther King, Jr and how this launched a movement to teach about discrimination.
On Being with Krista Tippett: “Fortifying Imagination” with Jason Reynolds. Tippett interviews Reynolds, who co-authored a young reader’s edition of Ibram X. Kendi’s book, “Stamped from the Beginning”.
Ways to Engage: