How to come together

The following websites lead you to organizations with publications, models, or suggestions for approaching conversations about race and racial reconciliation:

Coming to the Table (Eastern Mennonite University)
Crossroads: Anti-Racism Organizing & Training

Erasing Racism  

Everyday Democracy (formerly the Study Circles Resource Center) 

Facing History & Ourselves
United to End Racism - A Project of the International Re-evaluation Counseling Communities    
The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
YWCA (Racial Justice and Women's Economic Advancement)


These organizations or web pages provide information about the specifics of planning and presenting a film program about race relations at community screenings and how to facilitate group discussion and navigate emotional or disturbing content.

From Media Rights, Tips for Hosting a Screening of the Fourth Annual “Media That Matters” Film Festival:

From the Two Towns of Jasper documentary film discussion guide: Towns_Discussion_Guide.pdf

From the ITVS Community Cinema Program Toolkit:

From Working Films, Working Films Community Screening Guide:

From Encounter Point documentary film discussion guide:

Recommended Books and DVDS

Banished directed by Marco Williams  

Family Name directed by Macky Alston

The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subjects:  A Practical Hands-On Guide by Lisa Schirch and David Campt  

Traces of the Trade directed by Katrina Brown

Two Towns of Jasper directed by Marco Williams and Whitney Dow

Uprooting Racism:  How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel