Listen

The first step is always to show up, show up then listen.
Listen without preconceptions or judgement.
Listen without mentally replaying white cultural values or myths.
Listen without expectation.

At the Maine State House and Beyond

At the Maine State House and Beyond

Long-time Bangor Civil Rights leader James Varner, 86, delivers an emotional message about the last moments of George Floyd’s life and death to an anti-racism protest in Augusta. James Varner is the co-founder of the Bangor chapter of the NAACP and president of the Maine Human Rights Coalition.

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Walking in my Shoes – by James Varner

Walking in my Shoes – by James Varner

By reading this article in the Healing Racism Toolkit, you have chosen to explore an experience that can change your thinking and interaction with other human beings that seem different from you but if you really really think about it, we as human beings, are very much alike.

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Reparations: Through my Black Eyes to Your White Minds

Reparations: Through my Black Eyes to Your White Minds

America used the cruelest most inhumane system of slavery to build the richest most powerful nation. America, the land of the free, the home of the brave, but at what cost in human life, pain, cruel inhumane treatment, the effects of which are still being felt today? Does America owe a debt to black Americans, the descendants of African slaves: You bet! America owes a huge debt.

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Letter to My White New England Yearly Meeting Friends

Letter to My White New England Yearly Meeting Friends

My friends, what the Black Lives Matter movement is saying is that black lives are just as important as white lives, just as important — not more important, just as important. Why, why my white friends is it so very hard for so many of you to love us as humans with something of God in us? Why, why my white friends, is it so easy for so many of you to hate and want to do us harm because of the color of our skin? Why is it so hard for you, my white brothers and sisters, to get beyond just words and act in love for us blacks the same as each other? The Black Lives Matter movement is saying all human life should be treated with love and respect; after all, whether we like it or not, we are all God’s children and part of the human race.

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Dear White People

Being Allies

James, Rachel, Dragon

Reparations

Three Candles

Spiritual Foundations

Slave Owners Are in Your Pocket

Public Displays

Performance Art

Workshops

Freedom and Justice Crier

Activist Resources

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History

Appropriation / Aggression

White Privilege / Supremacy

Introduction

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Dear White People

Being Allies

James, Rachel, Dragon

Reparations

Three Candles

Spiritual Foundations

Slave Owners Are in Your Pocket

Public Displays

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Workshops

Freedom and Justice Crier

Activist Resources

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History

Appropriation / Aggression

White Privilege / Supremacy

Introduction

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