On PAUSE Episode 1: White Women & Race

In response to the murder by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of George Floyd and the viral video of Amy Cooper threatening a black birder in Central Park, Peggy and Sarah discuss white women's role in upholding white supremacy in the United States. Dismantling oppressive structures starts with recognizing our place within them. This episode is appropriate for all, but specifically addressed toward white women. Please see the show notes at bit.ly/WhiteWomenRace for a bibliography of further resources on this topic!

Take Action/ Further Reading:


NAACP We Are Done Dying campaign: https://naacp.org/campaigns/we-are-done-dying/


Equal Justice Initiative, "Tragic Death of George Floyd Reveals Continuing Problem of Police Violence": https://eji.org/news/tragic-death-of-george-floyd-reveals-continuing-problem-of-police-violence/


Alex S. Vitale, "The answer to police violence is not 'reform'. It's defunding. Here's why": https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/31/the-answer-to-police-violence-is-not-reform-its-defunding-heres-why



"Police, Prisons, and Mass Incarceration", Black History Month Library compiled by Charles Preston: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1i23mTTM9BvlRZCVgp9vbY6WRmucgf1X2


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Hosted by Reverend Peggy Clarke (Community Church of New York) and Reverend Sarah Lenzi (The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, NJ)
Produced by Amy Wilson
Original music by Graham Clarke
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