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Inner Work - Education

Session 7 • Justice & peace • Activation

Mending brokenness outside in the world at large must begin with us confronting the brokenness within each of us. There is an invitation for us to do some inner work. Hopefully in this long list of books, you will find a place to begin, or continue that journey.

More helpful books on Justice and Peace:

Recommendations from the Heaven to Earth Team


  1. What exactly is a microaggression? by Jenée Desmond-Harris
  2. What is white privilege really? by Christine Emba (article + video component)
    1. A testimony on white privilege by Kyle Korver.
  3. What is unconscious bias? / Unconscious Bias: How It Affects Us More Than We Know by Dr. Pragya Agarwal
    1. Additional resources:
      1. Justice is Blind Sometimes, So Is Prejudice by Neil Gross
      2. The subdility of unconscious bias byJennifer L. Eberhardt
        1. A much longer featuring Eberhardt on a deeper dive into implicit bias by looking at the psychological association between race and crime.
  4. How is race a social construct? → The myth of race, debunked in 3 minutes, YouTube video by
    1. Additional resources:
      1. Is Race Only A Social Construct? by Dr. Charles W. Mills
      2. Race and Racial Identity Are Social Constructs by Angela Onwuachi-Willig
  5. Janice Lee & Connie Li’s podcast, But Where Are You Really From?
    1. Supplementary material for this topic:
      1. Why You Shouldn’t Ask “But Where Are You Really From?” by Simmi Uppaladadium

Books for healing, restoration, and support (specifically for people of color)

  1. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  2. And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
  3. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf by Ntozake Shange
  4. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Books for diving into racial reconciliation as a white person:

  1. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
  2. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  3. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

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