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Racial Equality & Equity

Resources on racism, Black history, anti-racism

By William Hughes | September 24, 2020 |

Enjoy these resources for learning more about anti-racism and Black history

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Why is it so difficult to talk about racism?

By Pearlette Springer | September 24, 2020 |

People of Color internalized their oppression as a means of survival. They developed strategies, actions and emotions to help live within these disadvantages. We learned that we had to be better, try harder, endure more.

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Join the conversation: systemic racism and wealth, discussing across divides

By Sister Emily TeKolste | September 10, 2020 |

When I started at NETWORK and had the opportunity to participate in the Racial Wealth and Income Gap workshop, my initial reaction was “This is what I’ve been searching for for years to explain systemic racism.”

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Those who cannot remember the past…

By Sister Dina Bato | July 4, 2020 |

In “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” can we say that all are free? Not strictly financially, what has been the human cost of the war on racism, both in lives and dignity on all sides?

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Reflecting on Juneteenth

By Kay Hassan | June 26, 2020 |

I would like to think that my mother’s faith would be buoyed by changes that have occurred in my lifetime.

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Facing institutionalized racism within myself

By Amanda Lakstins | June 16, 2020 |

I’ve never considered myself racist, I always do my best to treat everyone fairly. But in that moment, I realized that skin color is something I notice and something that matters to me, not in conscious higher-level thought, but almost at an instinctual level. I felt a sense of unease being surrounded by black people, black children.

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Sisters of Providence join Terre Haute’s peaceful Black Lives Matter protest

By Amy Miranda | June 8, 2020 |

Three Sisters of Providence and two Providence Associates joined the Terre Haute community in speaking out against inequality on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Despite challenges of social distancing, we added our voices at the March for CommUNITY in Terre Haute, Indiana. Black Lives Matter! How are you adding your voice?

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Sisters of Providence Support Seeking Justice and Denounce the Violence Inflicted on Black Americans since the Birth of This Nation

By Sisters of Providence | June 2, 2020 |

The Sisters of Providence leadership team and the Providence Community strongly condemn the heinous violence against and ultimate murder of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers

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Am I doing enough about racial injustice?

By Amy Miranda | June 1, 2020 |

Am I doing enough? It sure doesn’t feel like it when I see a video of a man murdered because of the color of his skin.

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Intersectionality – what is it?

By Sister Donna Butler | January 19, 2018 |

Today, even as random violence seems to become the norm in our country, there are some for whom violence and discrimination are nothing new. Whole classes of people face discrimination on a daily basis because of how their realities overlap: discrimination in housing, the workplace, our churches, our criminal justice system, health care, our immigration system.

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The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy: A Call to Action

By Sister Donna Butler | January 15, 2018 |

These words are certainly true today as we address the issues of climate change and environmental racism

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Disrupting apathy and injustice: Sister Tracey Horan and World Meeting of Popular Movements

By Sister Emily TeKolste | May 16, 2017 |

“Now, we must all become disruptors.” Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego addressed a crowd of nearly 600 clergy, women religious, and grassroots activists at the first regional meeting of the World Meeting of Popular Movements. Bishop McElroy called on them to disrupt apathy and injustice, racism and rejection of the stranger.
“This is not a moment for us to stay on the sidelines,” Sister Tracey Horan said. “The gospel calls us to step up.”

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