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Dominican Center for Justice Resources

In an effort to keep our community strong and safe, we are canceling the Implicit bias training, Racine Reads: "Just Mercy" and the three presentations by Reggie Jackson. All of this programming will be rescheduled when the threat from the coronavirus has passed. We appreciate your support and understanding.  
- The Opening Our Hearts and Minds to End Racism Team.

Igniting hearts to build communities in keeping with God’s vision of truth and justice.


The Dominican Center for Justice Resources provides leaven for individuals, groups, and organization to increase their capacity to promote the dignity and worth of each person and to stand in solidarity with the vulnerable. 

Open our Hearts and Minds to End Racism

(POSTPONED - Reschedule TBD)
Implicit Bias Training with David Liners, Executive Director for Wisdom, and Catoya Roberts, Former Wisdom Associate State Director

When:  TBD

Where: First Presbyterian Church of Racine (716 College Ave, Racine, WI)

Wisdom’s workshop on implicit bias is focused on deepening our understanding of implicit bias and the ways it impedes our ability to connect with people of different races.

  • Free Parking
  • Lunch will be served
  • Free Will Offering

Upcoming Events

Author and Developer Katrina Browne Sacred Ground Dialogue Circles are a film-and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.  The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.



Reggie Jackson speaks on three aspects of mass incarceration


Racine Public Library

Postponed: Just Mercy Film Presentation

Where: Racine Public Library

When: Postponed


Postponed: Just Mercy Discussion

Where: Racine Public Library

When: Postponed

Presenter: Ana Garcia-Ashley 

Position: Executive Director, Gamaliel Foundation

Date: 12/12/2020 at 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Gateway Technical College, Great Lakes Room, Racine, WI 53403

Register Online

Always in Action


Online Resources about Racism

1. Ten Lessons for Talking About Race, Racism and Racial Justice

2. Equal Justice Initiative

3. Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice | TED Talk

4. The future of race in America: Michelle Alexander at TEDxColumbus

5. International Institute for Restorative Practices

6. The blog by Dr. Donald

7. Black History Month

8. Be Bomb Book Club


Print Resources

1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

2. Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh, PhD, LPC

3. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

4. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson

5. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson 

6. Becoming by Michele Obama

7. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander


Faith Based Resources

1. DENOUNCING RACISM A Resource Guide of Faith-Based Principles

2. Prayer for the Elimination of Racism





1. America's Black Holocaust Museum

2. Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum



Reminder: Be aware that these events may be postponed due to the COVID-19 delays. To check the status of each event -- contact the event organizer.

Video of Sky Hopinka"s works 2/4/2020-03/20/2020

Where: Mathis Gallery, Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities, UW--Parkside

3/11/2020: "artist talk"

3/11/2020: Reception from 4 to 6 PM

America: A Racial History Series
Wednesdays @ 12 PM
Carthage College, Todd Wohr Center WOH's Place, Kenosha, WI

Are You Living "Laudato Si," Care for Our Common Home?

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Siena Retreat Center, Inc., 5637 Erie Street, Racine, WI

Prison Reform Summit
David Liners, Carl Fields, Ramiah Whiteside, Linda Boyle & Tamerin Hayward, Pastor Prentiss Robbins Jr

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • UW Parkside -  Molinaro 105
  • Free parking in all campus lots

Center for Ethnic Studies Annual Conference - Decolonizing History Native Americans

  • Monday, April 15, 2020 from 9AM to 5 PM
  • University of Wisconsin Parkside Alumni Room

MOSES Lunch & Learn
Justice Janine Geske

Dr. David Pilgrim , Curator Presentations


A Change is Gonna Come: Musical Journeys Through American Race Relations Eric Dozier, blues musician
April 20, 2020 10:00 AM
UW Parkside Student Center Cinema, Kenosha

Still on the Jourey: 100 Years Fighting for the Right to Vote Professional Women'sNetwork for Service, AAUW and Olympis Brown Unitarian Universalist Church
April 25 10 AM -12 PM
Great Lakes Room Racine, Gateway Technical College

Them: Images of Separation


Stand Against Racism 2020
Wednesday April 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM 
Racine Public Library – 2nd Floor
Cost: Free


A Change is Gonna Come: Musical Journeys Through American Race Relations
Eric Dozier, blues musician
April 24, 2020  Time TBD
St. Catherine's High School, Auditorium




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Contact Us:

Dominican Center for Justice Resources: Igniting Hearts for Justice
5635 Erie St
Racine, WI 53403
Phone 262 898-4094

Meet the Directors


Ann M. Pratt, OP
"See, I am doing something new!” IS 43:19. As one of the Co-Chairpersons directing the creation of the Dominican Centers it has been inspiring to consider the possibilities for Justice collaborations locally, nationally, and globally.


Mare Wheeler
“Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”  As a co-chair in this Dominican Center, I bring life in migrant camps, homeless shelters and street ministry in springing forth new justice resources!