We are all made in God’s image and any denial of that leads to death and destruction for both the oppressed and the oppressor. Jemar Tisby’s work calls us to lament, healing, and action…..
In my own life Jemar Tisby inspires me to risk in this area, “Standing for racial justice involves risk. But effective advocacy is a skill just like any other, and skills can be learned. Ultimately, though, you cannot read your way, or watch your way into skillful advocacy. At some point you must act. Go forth not in fear but in faith that even your mistakes will increase your capacity to disrupt racism.” I am trusting his words and “praying while moving me feet.” May I; as someone who is no expert and still on this journey of learning and relearning, humbly suggest a few places to start that I have learned from others engaged in this work.
Please check out Hawa Image’s blog for more & some suggestions for engaging in this work.