TOGETHER WE STAND

For Racial Reconciliation

Together, we mourn (lament) and condemn our country’s long relationship with racism. We humbly come forward to announce we don’t have all the answers, although we praise the One who does. We will commit to fighting for justice for the murder of many black and brown men/women– Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Botham Jean, David McAtee, and more. We are thankful justice is being served in some of these cases (not all), but the fight at the policy level is still in need of action.

Together, we stand in heartbroken solidarity with the Black and Brown communities so that they may one day live and raise their families with peace, safety, and equal treatment under the law that so many of us have been afforded.

So as an organization,

WE ARE COMMITTED TO

Firstly, to engaging and acting with compassion. To continuously learn, grow, and be curious, no matter the discomfort it brings our lives. To invigorate people to be at peace and do good. That’s why Noble Clay exists.

Our current items of action are as follows:

Making A Donation

Be the Bridge & The And Campaign

We will donate to Be the Bridge, which serves to empower individuals and communities with racial healing, equity, and reconciliation, to support the fight against racism and injustices, and to The And Campaign, which educates and organizes Christians for civic and cultural engagement that results in better representation, more just and compassionate policies and a healthier political culture.

Educating Our Leaders and Team

Jude 3 Project

We will compile and make available resources and training as education is a meaningful step toward change. Our first step is to take the staff of Noble Clay through the Jude 3 Project “Through the eyes of color” curriculum, starting Monday, June 8th.

Continue to Diversify Recruiting

To Do Better

We will develop and implement more comprehensive, integrated and strategic initiatives for diversity and inclusion in our recruiting efforts.

Increasing Representation

Amplify Black and Brown Voices

We will seek out additional opportunities to increase representation on our social media platforms and marketing efforts, providing a space to discuss racism and injustice in our country and community, AND amplify Black and Brown voices.

Instagram

Resources

What To Listen To

Podcast Shows:

  • Hood politics by Propaganda
  • Code Switch NPR
  • Truth’s Table
  • 1619 from the New York Times
  • Seeing White on Radio (Stitcher/ Apple Podcasts/ Spotify)
  • The Diversity Gap
  • “Our Shared Podcast” – made by Emma Watson, a compilation

Podcast Single Episodes:

  • “Dismantling White Fragility” from The Groop Podcast
  • “Let’s Talk about Whiteness” from On Being with Krista Triplett
  • “Why The Coronavirus Is Hitting Black Communities Hardest” from NPR’s Code Switch
  • Code Sw!tch: “A Decade Of Watching Black People Die”
  • “Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment” Season 2, episode 3 of Revisionist History
  • Unlocking Us: Brene Brown with ibram X. Kendrick on “How to Be an Antiracist”
  • The Allender Center: “Racial Trauma and White Supremacy”
  • Pod Save the People: Keep the Fight (with Justine Barron and Amelia McDonell-Parry)
  • “The Nothing Is Wasted” Podcast: RE-Release episode 33- Miles McPherson

What To Read

Articles to read:

Books:

  • Racism without racists by Bonilla Silva
  • White fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
  • I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
  • Between the World and Me AND the Waiter Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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