BE BRAVE. BE BOLD. Become ANTI-RACIST with us.

Becoming Anti-Racist is a journey, a life-long commitment to "do justice". We are not all starting from the same place or life experiences and that is okay. We are simply asking you to lean in and open yourself up to learning. We're sharing resources and encouragement, hosting trainings and events and taking action to help each of us become Anti-Racist. We want to impact our community and bring about change. Will you partner with us? To commit to this effort, join the email list and follow us on social media. We'll make sure you know about all the ways we can partner together for this movement. Create bold change with us.

Lead

Help raise the next generation of justice leaders by volunteering to plan and launch St.Luke’s Freedom School for students in the summer of 2024. 

Dream Keepers Panel

The St. Luke’s Dream Keepers Panel was developed in 2020 out of St. Luke’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist church and to supporting and expanding diversity of color within our congregation. The Dream Keepers Panel seeks to provide a space for people of color to share perspectives on how they see the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being lived out in our community today. It also offers an opportunity for St. Luke’s white community to deepen their understanding of the lived reality of their neighbors of color. 

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The Indiana Remembrance Coalition

We are committed to remembering and acknowledging past and present racism, including racial violence, in Central Indiana. We engage our community through education, reflection, dialogue, and advocacy to promote healing and justice.

The Indiana Remembrance Coalition was formed by a group of community-focused individuals who felt that it was vital to acknowledge and address the difficult heritage of lynching here in Indianapolis. By doing so, the IRC hopes to facilitate a means of healing for affected individuals and communities. Click here to view our Executive Summary.

Barriers and Breakthroughs

At the beginning of February, the Indiana Remembrance Coalition presented "Barriers and Breakthroughs: A Long History of Unequal Education in Indianapolis" at the Central Library downtown.

IRC Stories of Impact

Barriers & Breakthroughs | Presented by the IRC
February 6, 2024
Barriers & Breakthroughs | Presented by the IRC
The Indiana Remembrance Coalition
A Downtown Lynching in 1845
September 30, 2023
A Downtown Lynching in 1845
Phil Bremen
A Whitewashed Lynching in 1922
March 12, 2022
A Whitewashed Lynching in 1922
Phil Bremen
Ways to Participate in Black History Month
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Ways to Participate in Black History Month
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Resources for Adults

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Videos to Watch

Dream Keepers Panel 2024

Meet the Peacemakers Tour

Dream Keepers Panel Discussion 2023

What Does a Justice-Seeking Church Look Like?

PBS Kids Talk About: Race & Racism

The Black Church

13th Documentary

Resources for Kids and Parents

Books with Family Discussion & Activity Guides

Click here for a local Children's book store in Indianapolis. Here is another great spot that supports local bookstores with a little longer shipping time.

Videos To Watch

Talking to my 4yo About Racism

Black is a Rainbow Color

Sesame Street: Colors of Me

More Resources

Want ideas on what books to add to your library or just watch read-alouds?

Articles on Being Anti-Racist

2024 Dream Keepers Panel Resources
January 12, 2024
2024 Dream Keepers Panel Resources
St. Luke's UMC
Meet the Peacemakers Tour
August 11, 2023
Meet the Peacemakers Tour
Shelly Clasen, Director of Outreach and Justice
SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG
February 19, 2023
SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG
Jody L. Dedon, Blogger and Author of Silent No More