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St. James's encourages people interested in the pervasive evil of racism and in its dismantling for the sake of making God's love known to all to connect with local organizations led by people of color, to follow their lead, and to learn from their perspective in order to participate.

In early 2017, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) offered their 'Racism 101' presentation at St. James's for our friends and neighbors in West Hartford. The class aimed to define racism as: "the pervasive, deep-rooted, and longstanding exploitation, control and violence directed at people of color, Native Americans, and immigrants of color, and the benefits and privileges that accrue to white people, particularly to a white male-dominated ruling class." Below you will find the presentation slides, facilitator packet, and notecatcher for the presentation.