Training Modules

Dismantling Racism with Youth

Setting Up the Historical Context, Evelyn Parker – Video and Discussion Outline

Dr. Evelyn Parker talks about some strategies and resources for setting up the historical context for discussing the subject of race with youth.

Questions for a Black or Racially Mixed Youth Group:

  1. How does knowing the history of the church play into the history of racism?

Questions for a Predominantly White Youth Group:

  1. What might be the importance of helping our young people understand their history? How might we do this in the church, in our programming?
  2. How might we use our regional history to bring to life the challenges around racism that our youth are seeing today? What tools are at our disposal for doing this?
Yale Youth Ministry Institute