Category Archives: Antiracism

17 June 2022

Walking. Gym in the Apartment.
Mother Emanuael. Charleston.
Everytime -Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding
Freedom – Pharrell Williams
Wade in the Water – The Fisk Jubilee Singers
Deep River – The Howard University Chamber Choir
Steal Away – The Princely Players
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child – Kehembe Eichelberger
Take My Hand, Precious Lord – Mahalia Jackson
This Is America – Childish Gambino
Too Many Martyrs – Kim & Reggie Harris
Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody – Mary D. Williams
Drown in my Own Tears – Richie Havens
Ghosts of Charleston – Marc S. Kruza
Mother Emanuel – Shirley Caesar
Emanuel – Dead 27s
There Is a Balm in Gilead – Florida A&M University Concert Choir
The President Sang Amazing Grace – Zoe Mulford

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A prayer for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Gracious God,
we confess that we have failed our
Asian American and Pacific Islander siblings.
We have bought into the
“model minority” and “honorary white” myth
while treating our siblings as perpetual foreigners.
We fail to learn about the
many different peoples, cultures, and nations
you have created and you love.
We fail to seek out and tell
the stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
in our schools, colleges, seminaries, and churches.
Forgive us, God.
Forgive our neglect and indifference.
Forgive our stereotyping, prejudice, and racism.
Forgive us for making our
Asian American and Pacific Islander siblings
Inspire us to turn around,
to build connections,
to stop “othering” our siblings,
to embrace one another in love,
and to make your beloved
Asian American and Pacific Islander children
We pray in Jesus’ name.

inspired by Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women
by the Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim

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No More Stolen Relatives: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People

Consider wearing red today in support of the effort to address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People. Here are some resources for learning:

Here are some ideas for actions:

  • Read the Urban Indian Health Institute’s 2018 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report which highlights the MMIW crisis and the high number of cases in the Seattle metro area
  • If and when a Native relative is missing or murdered, access this toolkit on Understanding and Responding to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women for Families and Communities
  • Learn more from the Yakima Herald’s in-depth series, The Vanished, or watch this powerful video by phenomenal youth athlete and WSCADV intern Rosalie Fish (Cowlitz and Muckleshoot)
  • Respond to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center’s calls to action, and follow them on social media for events and resources.

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24 April 2022

Walking. Germantown.
Easter Rising (Ireland). Armenian Genocide.
Who Fears to Speak of Easter Week – Brenden Behan
Amhrainn Na Bfhiann (Gaelic Version) – Pearse
The Irish National Anthem (Traditional Instrumental Version) – Various Artists
The Boys of the Old Brigade – Paddy McGuigan
Men of Easter Week – Mark’s Men
Padraic Pearse – The Wolfe Tones
James Connolly – Dropkick Murphy’s
Tom Clarke (Unrepentant Fenian) – The Irish Brigade
Michael Collins – Brian Moore
Touched by Fire – Black 47
Foggy Dew – Declan Hunt
My Last Farewell – Brier
Banna Strand – Eugene McEldowney
Ireland Unfree – Paddy’s Dream
The Tri-Colored Ribbon – Lori Holland
Freedom’s Sons – The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
The Dying Rebel – Shamrog
Mise Eire – Celtic Woman
Grace – Jim McCann
Merry Ploughboy – Derek Wakefield
The Soldiers Song – The Bogside Volunteers
Mer Hayrenik – Armenian National Anthem [Instrumental] – Global Orchestra
Armenian Rhapsody – V. Knushevitsky & A. Ayvazian Orchestra
Armenian Folk Song – A. Ter-Abramian, National Folk Instrument Ensemble of Erevan & A. Merangulian
Lezginka from Suite No. 5 – Aram Khachaturian & Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
Saber Dance From The Ballet Gayne – Aram Khachaturian & Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre
Lezginka from Ballet Gayne – Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre & Aram Khachaturian
The Armenian Genocide – Julian Cope
Mer Hayrenik – Armenian National Anthem [Sung] – Global Orchestra

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21 February 2022

Walking. Germantown.
Stretching. Gym in the apartment.
Malcolm X / El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz assassination.
Nina Simone birth.
Revolution – Nina Simone
I Wish I Knew How I Would Feel to Be Free – Nina Simone
The Malcolm X Jazz Suite – Terence Blanchard
Roll ‘Em Pete – Big Joe Turner
Flying Home – Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra
My Prayer – The Ink Spots
Big Stuff – Billie Holiday
Don’t Cry Baby – Erskine Childers
Bean and Cornbread – Louis Jordan
Azure – Ella Fitzgerald
Alabama – John Coltrane
That Lucky Old Sun Just Rolls Around Heaven – Ray Charles
Arabesque Cookie – Duke Ellington
Shotgun – Junior Walker & The All Stars

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9 April 2022

Walking. Stretching. Hand weights. North East, Maryland.
Anniversary of Marian Anderson concert at Lincoln Memorial.
Paul Robeson birthday.
The first two songs are by Marian Anderson. I need to get more.
The remaining songs are by Paul Robeson.
My Lord, What a Morning (feat. Franz Rupp)
Stille Tränen, Op. 32, No. 10
Deep River
Go Down Moses
On My Journey
Water Boy
The Minstrel Boy
Danny Boy
Loch Lomond
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
Get on Board Little ChildrenS
Someone Scandalize My Name
Eriskay Love Lilt
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Mexican Lullaby
All Through the Night
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
The Four Rivers
John Brown’s Body
The House I Live in
Ballad for Americans
Balm in Gilead

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4 April 2022

Walking. North East, Maryland.
Now’s the Time – Charlie Parker & Miles Davis
Motel in Memphis – Life, Explicit
Martin, Martin – Denise Erwin
Wake Up – Rage Against the Machine
They Killed Him – Kate Campbell
Just a Little More Love – David Guetta (feat. Chris Willis)
Ballad of Martin Luther King – Pete Seeger, Brother Kirk & The Sesame Street Kids
Like a King – Ben Harper
God Rest His Soul – Gregg Allman
MLK – U2
Mlk Song – Mavis Staples
So Beautiful or So What – Paul Simon
Why? (The King of Love Is Dead) – Nina Simone
Heaven Will Welcome You Dr. King – Big Maybelle
We March – Prince
Abraham, Martin and John – Harry Belafonte
Take My Hand, Precious Lord – Mahalia Jackson

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27 March 2022

Walking. Germantown.
Stretching. Gym in the apartment.
Revolution – Kirk Franklin & The Family
Rock and Roll All Nite – Kiss
Edge of America – Annie Humphrey
Ohentoon Karihwateken Karenna – Bear Fox
My Country ’tis of Thy People You’re Dying – Buffy Sainte-Marie
Blackbird – Emma Stevens
No More – Fawn Wood
Native America – J25
I Am Your Friend – Joanne Shenandoah
Running – Joy Harjo
Gentle Warrior – Kaolin Johnson
Fight for the Rights – Kelly Fraser
Some How – Nizhoni Girls
Earth and Sun – Sharon Burch
Heart of a Hero – Shelley Morningstar
Native Child – Thunder Bird Sisters

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24 March 2022

El Padre Antonio Y Su Mongaguillo Andres – Ruben Blades
Oscar Romero – Dafydd Iwan
Romero – The Project
El Salvador – Peter, Paul, & Mary
Eulogy for Oscar Romero – Jean-Luc Ponty
Oscar Romero – Garth Hewitt
Oscar Romero – Richard Gilpin
La Ultima Carta – Natalia Cantalejo
Espejo – Cartas a Felice
Puerto Libertad – Camelo
Mercedes – Galicia
Frutsi – Gabriella Triste
Goodnight – Melissa Etheridge
Open Your Eyes – Annie Humphry
Ghosts of Houston Street – Raye Zaragoza

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16 March 2022

Remembering My Lai and Hugh Thompson.
Xiaojie “Emily” Tan
Daoyou Feng
Delaina Yaun
Suncha Kim
Soon Chung Park
Hyun Jung Grant
Yong Ae Yue
Paul Michels
Song for Hugh Thompson – David Rovics
For Hugh Thompson, Who Stood Alone – The Oaks
Pinkville Helicopter – Thom Parrott
Peace Anthem – Sera
Change the World – Magdalen Hsu-Li
Us – Ruby Ibarra, feat. Rocky Rivera, Klassy and Faith Santilla
Feel It Out – Yaeji
Never – jennylee
Not Yo’ Butterfly – Nobuko Miyamota, feat. Tylana Enomoto
No More – KHA
Gold – Ella Jay Basco, feat. Ruby Ibarra
Us – Jessica Sanchez
We Belong ’21 – Magnetic North and Taiyo Na, feat. Ann One
I Belong – MILCK
The Human Color – Jen Shyu, feat. Ambrose Akinmusire, Mat Maneri, Thomas Morgan & Dan Weiss

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