Inspired by the popular Humans of New York campaign, #HumansOfBrownicity features your stories and how you’ve been impacted in some way by our work! Your journey encourages others. Thank you for sharing.
Certified Instructor, Rev. @KamalHassan, shares his experience with the course that provides a foundation for racial healing.You can access the course 3 ways: live, pre-recorded, or on-your-own.1. For updates on live courses, join our mailing list at Brownicity.combrownicity.com/2. To purchase the pre-recorded, self-paced, online version of the course, go herejoin.brownicity.com/courses/what-lies-between-us-self-paced3. To study on your own, access the What LIES Between Us Resources herejoin.brownicity.com/courses/what-lies-between-us-resourcesAnti-racism Education Curriculum Specialist, Lucretia Carter BerryCarter Berry, PhD and the Brownicity: Many Hues. One Humanity Team designed the What LIES Between Us series to guide, support, and equip learners with an analytical framework for examining race and racism in the United States.You will be equipped with a historical, political, and social context for understanding race/ism and how it is sustained. The content will allow you to build a sound knowledge base and develop a perspective beyond popular discourse and uninformed opinions. With a practical understanding of contributing ideologies -- like white supremacy, meritocracy, colorblindness -- and interpersonal and systemic dynamics — like unconscious bias, and power and privilege — you will have a broadened awareness of yourselves, “others,” and our interconnected society.@pcusa @presbyteriancpj @sojournertruthpc #pcusa #wlbu #antiracism #antiracismeducation #racism #love #stopracism #justice #endracism #humanrights #peace #diversity #education #inclusion #justice #belonging #learn2learn @brownicity #manyhuesonehumanity #diversityactivities #socialjustice #diversity #racialhealing #antiracismeducation #learn2learn #faith #teachtruth #humansofbrownicityyoutu.be/uA39T0c5S0w ... See MoreSee Less
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!🎉👏🏾🎊Meet Fia Cronin and Carole Harding, 2 of our 10 new Certified Instructors (CI) for the ‘What LIES Between Us - Fostering First Steps to Racial Healing’ curriculum.📚Throughout this month, we are highlighting all 🔟 as we celebrate the curriculum turning 5️⃣! 🙌🏾Our CI’s have met the certification requirements for facilitating the course.🎉🎓If you are interested in learning how to teach the curriculum, let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and subscribe to our newsletter to receive enrollment information.📰 #teachtruth #racialhealing #learn2learn #antiracismeducation #humansofbrownicity @whatLIESbetweenus ... See MoreSee Less
#humansofbrownicityAmy Ray ParrisI have had the honor of teaching students of diverse backgrounds for the entirety of my 25 year teaching career. However, some of that was in overseas schools. When I returned to the US and began teaching mostly African American students, I realized I and my colleague were facing the same cultural issues that arose when I was teaching overseas. Just because we were all Americans, we were definitely not the same. Our experiences were so different. My teaching partner said it best, “If some people have to face racism why can’t others go through the discomfort of understanding what this means and how it exists in our country?” We tend to think this is far removed from us, but it was her grandparents that couldn’t buy a house in some neighborhoods because they were black. It is uncomfortable and challenging to understand that systems in our country give others such a disadvantage. It is uncomfortable to try to understand how I have either helped or hurt their cause. The Brownicity course I took was amazing in that it asked me to be silent at first-To just listen and reflect and think. When the kids course became available my teaching partner and I used it in our 3rd grade classroom. It changed how the kids talked to each other. They felt more comfortable talking about their differences because they had the tools and the words to do it in a way that respected everyone.#diversityactivities #socialjustice #diversity #racialhealing #antiracismeducation #learn2learn #kidsandrace #antiracismresources #antiracismcourse ... See MoreSee Less
#humansofbrownicity@emersonrayNot too long ago, I remember telling my family over dinner how “I didn't really feel like I would ever be able to have a real relationship or make deeper connections with someone who had beliefs so different from mine.”I had no idea how wrong I was. This idea that our differences only divide us, is a mindset that plagues the whole world right now. I'll admit, it is not always easy to share your heart with someone whose beliefs might hurt or confuse you. It is hard to choose to love someone even when you disagree with them. By telling myself that I would not pursue connection with people who thought differently than me, and in turn deciding to shut out anyone who didn't align with my values, I was actually being ignorant, and starving myself of great opportunities for connection.I believe we are all products of our experiences, and you cannot change what you have experienced, only learn from others. I haven't changed my beliefs, but it has become freeing to open myself up to all kinds of people. If I were only surrounded by people who thought like me, I would never learn. So every day, instead of putting up walls where there seems to be a divide, I am working on choosing to spread love. I hope that I continue to grow and learn from others, and recognize that difference does not have to be division. ... See MoreSee Less
#humansofbrownicity @sinclairedenberry In 2020 (summer), I went to a #BLM protest. At first, I didn’t want to go. It was boiling hot outside, we were in the beginning of a pandemic, and I had seen on the news all the horrible violence at protests -- mainly going down between police and protesters. My family drove down to Charlotte. We met at a big open space. People from my church were there. There were a lot of people, with a lot of different signs. We said prayers, sang songs, and then started to walk. This was something that I only saw on television, but never thought that I’d participate.If I’m being honest, walking a bunch makes me exhausted and impatient. But this time, I was so taken in by my surroundings that I barely focused on my steps. There were so many people walking, and shouting encouraging words! And there were so many police officers surrounding us. Being connected and in community with all those people was an amazing experience and I am glad I participated. ... See MoreSee Less
"Thank you, Brownicity, for your amazing bkids: Let's Learn About course! My two-year-old son, [..,], enjoyed the activities and the conversations that came from it. While my son was not able to understand everything (because of his age), we were able to use the course to guide conversations about skin color, hair texture, and culture in a way that made it relevant and memorable for him. He loved painting his self portrait, listening to the stories, and drawing a picture of his curly hair. My favorite moment of the course was the first lesson where we talked about how everyone in our family has the skin color of honey! It reminded me of how approachable the topic can be for a young kid and how important it is to start these conversations young."Thanks for this!All,Rachel#humansofbrownicityCourse at join.brownicity.com/collections ... See MoreSee Less