Training Modules

Dismantling Racism with Youth

Realization and Ritual, Evelyn Parker – Video and Discussion Outline

Dr. Evelyn Parker talks about the processes of realization and ritual as they relate to confronting racial prejudice and stereotypes.

Questions for all Youth Groups:

  1. How open are we to experiencing things anew, and allowing God to help us continually grow in our efforts at realizing more about racism?
  2. How might we practice the emotions that are beyond words, especially as it applies to racism and dismantling racism?
  3. How does the creative expression of ritual push against the status quo of racism? How can the collective experience of ritual open the experience for push-back, for lament, and for joy, all at the same time?
Yale Youth Ministry Institute