2023 Dream Keepers Panel Resources

January 15, 2023 • St. Luke's UMC

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. For 2023, we hope it invites discussion between panelists about the successes and challenges facing our community with regard to equity and diversity in education.

This year's panel included Dr. Lasana Kazembe, Clete Ladd, Ryan Calvin and was hosted by Leslie Bowles. Throughout the discussion the panelists mention impactful resources, we have compiled that list for you.


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram Kendi: BUY HERE

The Third Reconstruction: America's Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century by Peniel Joseph: BUY HERE

Birth of a White Nation by Jacqueline Battalora: BUY HERE

Teaching White Supremacy: America's Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of Our National Identity by Donald Yacovone: BUY HERE 

How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice by Jamar Tisby: BUY HERE 

The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jamar Tisby: BUY HERE 

Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement: BUY HERE 

What I Learned in the Midst of Kaos: The Making of an Ubuntu Teacher by: Dr. Lamar Shields: BUY HERE 





Indiana Department of Education 

The And Campaign

Indy Freedom School

Freedom School at St. Luke's 

Indiana Historical Society 


Rachel Maddow Podcast: LISTEN HERE 

Thom Hartmann Podcast: LISTEN HERE 

Wake Up Everyday Podcast: LISTEN HERE

Bettina Love Podcast: Teaching to Thrive: LISTEN HERE 


Building the Public Will

Liberation Fridays at Martin University 

Black History Month Events 

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