Racism

IFTJ Keynote Reflections 2022

Reflection
This discussion guide can be used to help break open the keynote discussions during the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice held from October 22-23 in Washington D.C. Use this document to reflect on...

Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church

Book Discussion Guide
This discussion guide is based on the book, Birth of Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church written by Olga M. Segura. This guide focuses primarily on the chapter titled, "The March for...

Resource List on the Relations of Indigenous Peoples and Catholics

Fact Sheet & Handout
This resource list provides suggested books, articles, and videos that teach about the legacy of colonization and the genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada. In particular,...

Buffalo: A Prayer in a Time of Racism and Gun Violence

Prayer
This is a prayer to remember the lives of the people who died in the Buffalo mass shooting and for all people affected by the sins of racism and gun violence.

CST and the Voting Rights Struggle (2022)

Reflection
The dignity of the human person demands that all citizens have the opportunity to freely exercise their right to vote. This resource provides a brief history of voting rights in the United States and...

Prayer to Deliver us from the Legacy of Slavery and Racism

Prayer
December 2 is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Use this resource in your prayer today, for global deliverance from the sins of racism and slavery.

The New Teachers

Prayer
The Catholic Church continues to grapple with its role in the legacy of Indigenous boarding schools and colonization. This prayer invites us to open our eyes to our colonizing ways and to the...

Crash Film Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan
This lesson plan is a companion to the film Crash (2004). During the lesson, students  follow a character throughout the movie and consider the question: What happened in the relationships between...

Prayer for My White Colleagues in Education

Prayer
This prayer invites white educators to wallow in their discomfort as a first step on a journey toward systemic change that includes looking at the history of their institutions with new eyes and...

Conversations on Race in the Classroom: Gallery Walk

Activity
Conversations about race are more crucial now than ever, and it is important to know how to facilitate these conversations in a classroom. In this series, Justin White and Br. Ken Homan, S.J. share...

Crossing the Big Divide: Bridging the Income and Wealth Gaps in Our Nation

Fact Sheet & Handout
In this presentation, Sr. Simone Campbell explains race-based income and wealth disparities, the historical causes of these inequalities, and the importance of addressing structural racism in...

Conversations on Race in the Classroom: Defining the Terms

Activity
Conversations about race are more crucial now than ever, and it is important to know how to facilitate these conversations in a classroom. In this series, Justin White and Br. Ken Homan, S.J. share...