“Both morally and practically, segregation is to me a basic injustice. Since I believe it to be so, I must attempt to remove it. There are three ways in which one can deal with an injustice. (a) One can accept it without protest. (b) One can seek to avoid it. (c) One can resist the injustice non-violently. To accept it is to perpetuate it.” — Bayard Rustin
Anti-Racism Resource Friends support Quaker communities in their work toward racial equity, justice, and consciousness at both personal and institutional levels. Each of the people is uniquely gifted and skilled in areas of racial justice, organizational change, white anti-racist identity formation, and/or healing and accountability around racial harm. Our intention is to match the request for support with the most appropriate Anti-Racism Resource Friends who are available.
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Current Resource Friends
Dwight Dunston is a West Philly-based facilitator, hip-hop artist, educator, and activist with roots in the Carolinas and deeper roots in West Africa. His passions/gifts include supporting folks to tap into their super powers and supporting communities to develop the tools, skills and techniques to stay connected across different identities.
Most recently Dwight served as the Coordinator of Equity and Justice Education at Friends Central School where he also coached track and field and co-developed two courses in the Literature department on the Black experience in 20th century America and exploring the meaning of love and community in the Anthropocene. He is also a trainer with AORTA and Lion’s Story, a Philadelphia based org that uses Dr. Howard Stevenson’s theory on racial literacy to support individuals to develop skills in navigating racially stressful encounters. As an artist, he is a founding member of the nine-piece hip-hop group, Hardwork Movement, and the musical group, City Love and has performed at schools, venues, and festivals across the country, sharing the stage with Questlove, Talib Kweli, Michelle Alexander, Jonathon Kozol, and many others.
With a BA in music education, Joan was raised in an academic family in cross cultural settings. She has been actively involved in Yearly Meeting committees that faced important issues of their time on conflict and racism. She carries interest and skill developed by working with people, mentored by those who led workshops, and eventually included in the working and planning of workshops. Organizations include: YM Racial Concerns Committee; Friends Conflict Resolution Programs (including assisting latest edition of the Mediation Handbook, NSP); National Coalition Building Institute (Bridge building workshops). Most interested in working with Friends in their Meetings or organizations. Also part of QUIP and QREC, assisting their work in racial sensitivity. (This began with FGC in 1980s in Publications, and the hymnal Worship in Song).