“Race, Law and the Body Politic” materials

Once again, after the attempted insurrection at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021, we are forced to ask ourselves the question: What does it mean to be the body politic, and how do the dynamics of race and law influence our response?

This six-week adult religious education series facilitated by the Rev. Dr. C.W. Dawson centered on the dynamics of race and law and what it means to be “we the people.” The videos linked below were intended to guide thinking and encourage discussion and debate.

Week 1 – Jan.12, 2021 – Race and America: Revisited

Uncomfortable Conversations with A Black Man (video)

Week 2 – Jan. 19, 2021- We the People: Chaos or Community

https://youtu.be/ufUOLEK3SFU (video)

Facilitator’s notes

Week 3 – Jan. 26, 2021 – An Analysis of Law and the Body Politic

PBS Law and Race – https://youtu.be/FFebp7GZeHY (video)

Facilitator’s notes

Week 4 – Feb. 2, 2021 – The Threat to American Democracy: Overcoming the Trump Cult

Trumpism – https://youtu.be/nhdI4T1wDAw (video)

Facilitator’s notes

Week 5 – Feb. 9, 2021 – Personal Responsibility and Response: Re-Imagining a More Perfect Union

Facilitator’s notes

Week 6 – Feb. 16, 2021 – Round-up: What Shall We Say about These Things?