BE BRAVE. BE BOLD. Become ANTI-RACIST with us.

Becoming Anti-Racist is a journey, a life-long commitment to "do justice". We are not all starting from the same place or life experiences and that is okay. We are simply asking you to lean in and open yourself up to learning. We're sharing resources and encouragement, hosting trainings and events and taking action to help each of us become Anti-Racist. We want to impact our community and bring about change. All proceeds from merchandise sales will benefit the Minority Business Incubator. Will you partner with us? To commit to this effort, join the email list and follow us on social media. We'll make sure you know about all the ways we can partner together for this movement. Create bold change with us.

Lead

Help raise the next generation of justice leaders by volunteering to plan and launch St.Luke’s Freedom School for students in the summer of 2023. 

A Conversation for Us All

The death of Tyre Nichols has many people asking questions within their faith around racial justice and policing. Join Pastor Eric and Pastor Jevon on Wednesday night from 8-9PM on zoom to to have a conversation together, a conversation for us all.

Housing Symposium: Exploring Issues of Equity & Stability

February 8 from 6-8PM | North Indy – Sanctuary & Online 

Have you heard that Indiana has one of the highest eviction rates in the country*? Did you know that 1 in 14 renters in Marion County and Indianapolis had an eviction filing between March 2020 and April 2022*? Do you wonder how this has happened and what we can do about it? Do you also wonder why fair housing issues are also racial justice issues?

The Housing Symposium kicks off our observance of Black History Month by addressing these questions and more. Against the physical backdrop of the exhibit entitled "Unwelcomed: A Fair Housing History of Sales & Lending Discrimination," expert local speakers from the Fair Housing Center, Family Promise, and Fairbanks School of Public Health will address the state of housing in Indianapolis and its impact on the overall health of our community. We will bring together people who share a commitment to protect and further the rights of those facing housing instability in our community to share ideas on how to affect change on a local level. You will not only learn more about this crisis, you will also walk away with actionable steps to become part of the solution. Among other things, this includes a fundraising project designed to support a family from homelessness to housing stability through a one-year relationship with Family Promise.

Fair Housing Exhibit

February 1-28 | Viewable during business hours & on Sundays| North Indy - Narthex

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI), in partnership with St. Luke’s in Indianapolis, is hosting Unwelcomed: A Fair Housing History of Sales & Lending Discrimination, an interactive exhibit, from February 1-28. The exhibit will educate participants on the systemic barriers that have impacted today’s neighborhoods through redlining, racial covenants, steering, neighborhood intimidation, and other forms of housing discrimination. Modern-day forms of housing discrimination in sales and lending will also be highlighted. The exhibit is located in the Narthex on the first floor St. Luke’s North Indy Campus. It may be viewed during its normal operating hours and/or Sunday mornings. The exhibit is funded through support by First Merchants Bank.

Northwest Incubator for Creators, Hustlers, and Entrepreneurs

Crooked Creek Community Development Corporation’s neighborhood business incubator supports residents in their efforts to start, manage, and grow their own business by pairing them with consultants and mentors to develop strategies and financial models that position businesses for future success. Come learn about this year's group of entrepreneurs and discover ways you can support their businesses! 

Dream Keepers Panel

The St. Luke’s Dream Keepers Panel was developed in 2020 out of St. Luke’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist church and to supporting and expanding diversity of color within our congregation. The Dream Keepers Panel seeks to provide a space for people of color to share perspectives on how they see the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being lived out in our community today. It also offers an opportunity for St. Luke’s white community to deepen their understanding of the lived reality of their neighbors of color. 

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Videos to Watch

Dream Keepers Panel Discussion 2023

What Does a Justice-Seeking Church Look Like?

PBS Kids Talk About: Race & Racism

The Black Church

13th Documentary

Resources for Kids and Parents

Books with Family Discussion & Activity Guides

Click here for a local Children's book store in Indianapolis. Here is another great spot that supports local bookstores with a little longer shipping time.

Videos To Watch

Talking to my 4yo About Racism

Black is a Rainbow Color

Sesame Street: Colors of Me

More Resources

Want ideas on what books to add to your library or just watch read-alouds?

Articles on Being Anti-Racist

2023 Dream Keepers Panel Resources
January 15, 2023
2023 Dream Keepers Panel Resources
St. Luke's UMC
2023 Black History Month Events
January 9, 2023
2023 Black History Month Events
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Juneteenth Events
June 9, 2022
Juneteenth Events
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