Black History Month 2022
Below from items for prayer, study and action during February 2022, Black History Month…
- Join Shannen Dee Williams on Feb. 12 for a Black Catholic History presentation
- Pax Christi Anti-Racism Team member Vicki Lott will lead book study on Caste for JustFaith
- At start of Black History Month, Pax Christi USA joins over 350 groups to urge U.S. House leadership to back H.R. 40
- “A history of Black Catholics in the United States,” by Cyprian Davis
- There are no African American saints. A lay Catholic group seeks to change that.
- The Catholic Church in Black and White: The Bystander Syndrome, by Pearlette Springer
- The Catholic Church in Black and White, by Vicki Lott
>> Find more resources on racial justice, Black Lives Matter, and Pax Christi USA’s anti-racism initiative begun in 1999, Brothers and Sisters All, at this link.
From Black History Month 2021…
- National Council Chair Isaac Chandler reflects on Black History Month, recent events & more in February letter to membership
- Black Catholic History: Vision, Voice and Vigilance, a webinar on Sunday, 2/28 at 4pm ET from the Catholic Racial Justice Collaborative in St. Louis; watch the video here.
- Celebrating Faithful Democracy as Black History Town Hall, Thursday, 2/25 at 4:30pm ET
- A reflection for the first Sunday of Lent from M. Shawn Copeland, Ph.D.
- Your Struggle is My Struggle, a recent episode on the Parting the Waters podcast featuring former Pax Christi USA National Council member Adrienne Alexander, co-author with Michael N. Okińczyc-Cruz of the article, “Black & Latino Catholics agree: Our lives matter”
- The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., a video presentation by Dr. Vicki Vernon Lott, Pax Christi USA National Council member
- “Guns are white supremacy’s deadliest weapon. We must disarm hate.” by Rev. Sharon Risher
- Find resources for incorporating the work of Black Catholics into our educational institutions by going to this link to the Black Catholic Syllabus by Tia Noelle Pratt, Ph.D.
- Download this resource packet from the Archdiocese of Washington, DC’s Office of Black Catholics created for the observance of #BlackCatholicHistoryMonth.