Anti-Racism

The goal of the Anti-Racism Committee is to dismantle racism within the Diocese of Arizona with the ultimate goal of Becoming a Beloved Community.

Our Anti-Racism Training curriculum, Pathways for Engaging in Anti-Racism Initiatives, is designed to provide an understanding, self-examination, and spiritual awakening grounded in our Baptismal Covenant into issues of racism. The training will “strengthen our life together as a denomination that understands the intricate ways in which the sin of racism infects individuals, congregations, and communities.” (General Convention 2018- A044). 

Committee members are available to facilitate a conversation on race and faith with your Vestry/Bishop’s Committee, congregation, or deanery group. To reach a member of the committee, send an email.

The committee is always interested in training new trainers to use our anti-racism curriculum. We are especially interested in people who would like to focus on the technical aspects of the training and are competent with running Zoom meetings and other online resources. Facilitators can be lay or ordained. They should be active members of an Episcopal Church or community. We like to raise up facilitators of diverse ages, races, and congregations.

Email the Anti-Racism Committee at antiracism@azdiocese.org if you are interested in being trained as a Facilitator.

Future 2022 Cohort Dates:

  • April 24th, May 6th & 7th
  • May 7th, 20th & 21st  

Registration for June Cohorts will open on May 4th

  • June 5th, 17th & 18th
  • June 12th, 24th & 25th

Registration for July Cohorts will open on June 1st

  • July 17th, 29th & 30th
  • July 31st, August 12th & 13th

Registration for August & September Cohorts will open on July 6th

  • August 28th, September 9th & 10th
  • September 11th, 23rd & 24th
  • September 25th, October 7th & 8th
  • November 6th 18th & 19th

Intro Sessions are held via Zoom from 4:30 pm to 6 pm

Day 1 Sessions are held via Zoom from 6 pm to 9 pm

Day 2 Sessions are held via Zoom from 9 am to 4:30 pm

Committee Members

  • The Rev. Tara Bartholomew
  • The Rev. Canon Anita Braden
  • Canon Judith Conley
  • The Rev. Scott Deasy
  • Ms. Sara Dechter (Co-Chair)
  • Ms. Teina Heavyrunner
  • The Rev. Robin Hollis
  • Mr. Barry Regan
  • Ms. Josefina Sanchez
  • The Rev. Monica Whitaker (Co-Chair)
  • The Rev. Vivian Winterchaser
  • Mr. Cheak Yee

Resources

General

Articles

Books

Other Reading Resources

Children & Youth

Safe Alternatives to Calling the Police

Prayers

Arizona History of Native American Tribes