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From Diocesan Librarian Sue Tait: In 2016, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (305.8 Ken) was received with acclaim and won the National Book Award. In 2020, Jason Reynolds, who is a very big deal in literature for young people, “remixed” that book in Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (305.8 Rey) – in partnership with Kendi. His book is not just a synopsis, although they cover the same ground; Reynolds claims often that this is not a

Anti-Racism Response: Organizational Practices Update

Anti-Racism Response: Organizational Practices Update

Dear People of the Diocese of Olympia, Two weeks ago, we released a letter outlining our assumptions and priorities for our shared work of anti-racism. That letter was meant to orient members of our diocese to how leadership are thinking about the sin of racism and how we will respond. This letter and the Organizational Practices Update (below) describe the first steps we will take together to renew our commitment to rooting out White Supremacy and racism from our common

Anti-Racism Plans and Priorities in the Diocese of Olympia

Anti-Racism Plans and Priorities in the Diocese of Olympia

Dear People of the Diocese of Olympia, As our nation continues to grapple with deeply embedded and systemic racism – particularly evident in the continued murder and acts of violence directed against Black lives – we are all, as representatives of the Body of Christ, rightly looking for ways that we can address this racism in our church, our nation, our communities, and our lives. In addition to the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) to prepare us for working across cultures