Race & Justice

Build and Grow Equity

“LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER” ARTS CONVERSATIONS through Equity Voices… Isn’t it time to be working together for equity and against white supremacy in our churches, schools, and everywhere we’re connected, using the many creative gifts we have all been blessed with to transform lives and make some real changes?

This is one of seven sets of questions for all ages that might be used in Equity Voices arts conversations, for participants to express themselves artistically using words, images, photos, a video, a song or any creative means of responding, and also get to know a bit about other people participating in the conversations. The other topics include Self & Family, Other People, Community & Country, Values, Visions, Equity Actions. Now, during Lent, each topic includes one Scripture-based question as the first in the list.

Please create your answers/responses to these questions using words, images, photos, a video, a song or any creative, artistic means of responding. Then share your response online (on this website) and/or with your Equity Voices group, friends, family, or other people.

RACE & JUSTICE: What do you believe and how do you feel about race and justice?

  1. SCRIPTURE: (Micah 6:8) “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,  and to walk humbly with your God?” How would you explain justice? Injustice? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey how you understand justice? And injustice? How might you show kindness to other people and/or walk humbly with God?
  2. Consider the color labels (black, white, red, yellow, brown etc.) and the racial labels (White, Black, Indigenous, Asian, LatinX, Arab, Other etc.) Which of these labels applies to you? Or if you would say None, define your race/color in your own way. Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey this?
  3. When were you first aware of races and racial differences? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey some of these early experiences you had related to race and racial differences?
  4. How would you describe racism? antiracism? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey how you understand racism and/or antiracism?
  5. What do you think about the children’s song “Jesus Loves the Little Children” (“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red, brown, yellow, black, and white, they are precious in his sight…” Listen to the full song or read the full lyrics)? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey how you think/feel about the words of this song?
  6. How would you describe equity, and what does equity mean to you? Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey how you understand equity and what equity means to you?
  7. When have you felt that life is unfair—to you or to other people? Try to describe a specific feeling or situation. Can you use words, a story, picture, statement, song, poem, video etc. to convey this sense of unfairness or injustice?

Published by equity-voiceswriter

We explore equity, justice & peace through conversations and the arts...

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: