The Racial Justice Tikkun Olam Group draws on our common traditions of justice to address structural racism and bigotry by undermining white supremacy as a part of a multi-racial movement for collective liberation. Thus far, our Tikkun Olam group works primarily through a discussion group following the Showing Up for Racial Justice curriculum to develop sophisticated understandings of the root causes of racism and empower our members to take action. We intentionally use discussion tools to create brave spaces for growth and learning.
Our Tikkun Olam group also leads or coordinates gatherings on racial justice topics and leads outings and other activities. Our long-term goal is to develop a collaborative relationship with an organization or organizations to work toward racial justice in our home communities. The work of the group is completely driven by volunteers and there is always room for people to join and lead.
The Racial Justice Tikkun Olam group discussions are listed on the IFFP calendar and we host an IFFP racial justice listserve. Also please see IFFP’s Black Lives Matter statement and community inclusion statement.
Using Our Interfaith Identities to Welcome Our Whole Selves & Sit with Discomfort in Pursuit of Racial Justice, blog post by Cheryl Leanza