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DISMANTLING RACISM YOUTH CURRICULUM

The Process

A collaboration between the Center and the Office of Youth Ministries of the Diocese of Atlanta began in November of 2016 with the goal of bringing the work of dismantling racism to young people. In January 2017, we began developing a new curriculum to address these issues with middle and high school youth. The first draft of the curriculum was completed in July of 2017. During the 17-18 school year, 8 parishes of our diocese piloted the curriculum with over 100 youth in participation. After receiving feedback, we made course refinements and are now ready to share our work with anyone and everyone. Let us continue to be Christians that address tough issues choosing love over all else.

Curriculum Materials

  • A Leader Guide

  • Student Journals

  • At least 1 video for each lesson


Curriculum Overview

  • Lesson 1—Introduction and Covenant

    • Creating an agreement on how we will relate to God, each other, and ourselves in discussing this subject, and learning the stories of those who have already started to dismantle the effects of racism in their own lives.

  • Lesson 2—God, The Artist

    • Witnessing the beautiful diversity of all God’s creation, including all of humanity, and recognizing that every people, race, language, culture, and ethnicity on earth bears God’s image, revealing something wonderful about who God is.

  • Lesson 3—History of Racism in America: How we Got Here

    • Bringing to light the deep roots of systemic racism throughout our country’s history is needed before we can truly understand the pain from racism we are seeing today, and what is needed to dismantle it.

  • Lesson 4—White Privilege

    • ​Understanding how racist systems give advantages to certain groups (and disadvantage others), and how to respond when we find ourselves in a place of privilege. 

  • Lesson 5—Internalized Oppression

    • Understanding how racism negatively affects disadvantaged groups, particularly their understanding of their own identity, and beginning to choose God’s understanding of what
      makes people valuable.

  • Lesson 6—Repentance, Healing, and Reconciliation

    • Understanding that even though we didn’t create racism, we have a responsibility to dismantle it, and, learning from the example of the Prophets, we will start to turn toward each other through naming racism in all its forms as sin, and resolving to turn away from (confession and repentance)


Qualifications for Curriculum Use

  1. By fulfilling the below requirements, you will be able to use the Dismantling Racism Youth Curriculum in your church or diocese.​1) Complete Dismantling Racism Training of the Episcopal Church

  2. Attend a Dismantling Racism Youth Curriculum Training


Cost
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Samples
Want to view a sample video? Contact us for a direct link. 

Contact: 

Sally Ulrey

sally.ulrey@gmail.com

(404) 601-5320

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