What Is Anti-Racism?

“Anti-racism is a process of actively identifying and opposing racism. The goal of anti-racism is to challenge racism and actively change the policies, behaviors, and beliefs that perpetuate racist ideas and actions. Anti-racism is rooted in action. It is about taking steps to eliminate racism at the individual, institutional, and structural levels.”                          -Kendra Cherry

Loving Kindness: Anti-Racism Training

Loving Kindness, Antiracism Training

Join us on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom to become better prepared to “Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8).

The prophet Isaiah charged God’s people to become “repairers of the breach, restorers of the streets to live in.”  Antiracism consultant Chris Burton believes that we, as Christians, are called to the ministry of racial reconciliation. Throughout the season of Lent, Chris will equip participants in his Loving Kindness course to acknowledge personal privileges, work on changing personal racial biases, and confront acts and systems of racial discrimination.  

While the concept of antiracism has been around for years, most of us are new to this practice and worldview. Shallowford is “a place of grace” where your questions and curiosity are welcome! Join us on Wednesday nights at 7pm via zoom to become better prepared to “Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8).

Chris Burton

Chris Burton, Course Leader

Chris Burton is the director of equity and inclusion at The Stony Brook School and the founder of Di Baddest Consulting, an anti-racism education agency. Born and educated in Brooklyn, Chris is a writer for himself and others. He is a proud Davidson alum, received his Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary, Master of Science in Education from St. John’s University and is back at Union as a Doctor of Ministry candidate. Chris has been podcasting since 2008 and co-hosts a podcast about race, culture, and soul care called CrossStreets. His writing has been featured in Boomshots, The Hill, Unbound, The Sports Fan Journal, and the Human/Kind Journal. Chris writes about Jamaican culture, music, sports, living with lupus and his journey with God. You can find Chris’ writing at www.lupusawhadat.com.

2/24/2021 Confession Is the Start

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  • Take a journal with you as you go about your week. Walk through your daily life this week with your privilege in mind. Write down when you notice your privilege and how it works for you.

3/3/2021 On Mission Together

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  • Share and listen to a friend’s understanding of his or her identity

3/10/2021 Intersectionality

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  • Start intentionally thinking systemically and structurally. Think about your community (workplace, school, church, etc.) and how you fit in there. What POWER do you have in your community? What power does your community have in greater society?

3/17/2021 Lament

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Reflections 3/24/2021

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  • Notice moments of rage and lament
  • Pick a justice issue that you want to participate in
  • Complete Survey