Thoughts and Resources from the Commission for Racial Understanding

September 2016
Conversations on Race and Our Call to Reflect God’s Unconditional Love:
Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio Commission on Racial Understanding-West Mission Work-ing Group.
“How will we finally overcome the cultural psychosis we call racism? The many tragic deaths that have been hitting us like electrical shocks should unite us in striving to answer that question."
—The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, 7/8/16
Monthly films followed by conversation from 4-6 p.m. Refreshment will be served.
9/18/16 St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2770 West Central Ave, Toledo
"Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North"
Episcopal priest Katrina Browne discovered that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in the U.S. She and her family retraced the Triangle Trade and gained new perspectives on the black/white divide.
10/16/16 Trinity Episcopal Church, 316 Adams St, Toledo
"Fifty Years Later: the State of Racism in America"
Excerpts from a forum by the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi held to com-memorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and other important milestones in the civil rights movement.
11/20/16 St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 871 E Boundary St, Perrysburg
Where Do We Go From Here?
Discussion on how to respond to the challenges of racism in our society today.
Please contact Catherine Huber or Sallye Miyara for additional information.
Here are some links:
The New York Times has started a newsletter called Race/Related. It’s free; you can view or subscribe at
ESPN’s “The Undefeated” produces “long and short-form stories at the cusp of sports, race and culture”, including a town hall on August 25 on athletes, responsibility and violence.