Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Recent Additions to the Anti-racism Digital Library

Presidents of Greater Louisville Higher Education Institutions
New information resources have been added to the Anti-racism Digital Library to inspire, support, and help learn how to be an anti-racist.

The three items in the beginning are by the President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Alton Pollard, III.  They highlight Louisville Seminary's activism and support of the peaceful protests nationwide, and in Louisville. They are short pieces and highly recommended reading.

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus - How can we help students understand George Floyd's death in the context of institutionalized racism? (From JSTOR)

What Can We Do In Times of Crisis?  By Debra Mumford is a list of things to do right now in Louisville.

To all who have been engaging in the work on the ground, we stand in prayer with you, with heads high and confidence in our God and LPTS.

Read. Reflect. Engage.  To suggest a resource for the Anti-racism Digital Library, email me acoleman at lpts dot edu!

Photo Credits:  Top: President Alton (in yellow) at the Jefferson Square protest on June 3, 2020 with other area college and university Presidents. Right: The memorial plaque near Caldwell Chapel reads: It is not enough to profess, we have to practice. It is not enough to talk, we have to do. It is not enough to promise, we have to embody the promise. It is not enough to say "Ain't it awful." We have to get close enough to get hurt.  The Rev. Dr. George Dewey Carter, Jr. May 7, 1935 - Sept. 3, 2002. Director of Field Education, Professor of Ministry from a Louisville Seminary Chapel Sermon 11/11/94.