Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me, has a list of 13 books that he hopes readers of his book will also read. Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about cultural, social and political issues, particularly regarding African Americans. He is also the writer of the current Black Panther series for Marvel Comics launched in 2016.
In 2016, the Beloved Community Staff Team was formed at Unity Church to strengthen and coordinate Unity’s anti-racism and multi-cultural work, and to share the stories of this journey with the wider community. We commit to sharing the struggles, the questions, and the collaborations here at Unity and in the wider world of our faith and city. The current members of the team include Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs, Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs, Rev. KP Hong, Drew Danielson, Ahmed Anzaldúa, Laura Park, Karen Hering, Angela Wilcox, Pauline Eichten, and Erika Sanders.
Unity Justice Database
As a “next right action,” the Racial and Restorative Justice Team asked the Library and Bookstall Team to team up to search for, vet, and organize resources related to anti-racism, defunding/reforming police, legislation around policing, etc. The Unity Justice Database is your one-stop location for information about and links to books, articles, news, podcasts, films, events, organizations, and more. If you know of a good resource that is not already in the database, please do request that we add it.
Graphic: How to be a racial transformer