Advocacy

Community Resources to Act Against Racism

 

 

Our community works to foster greater understanding and action on gender inequality. Given the latest occurrences of police brutality in the US, we want to dig deeper to educate ourselves and address the systemic issues that disproportionately affect people of color. It is no longer sufficient to say that we are not racist and have that position guide our daily interactions. At this moment, we must act. We have to engage as anti-racists in word and deed through our advocacy and actions.

This page will continually update resources for personal education through books, articles and podcasts, action links, guides for having difficult conversations about race, and parenting resources to begin to raise conscious kids. 

 

Take Action

Register to Vote (This link can also be used to check if you are registered.)

Find out where to vote in your area

 

 

 

Read

The 1619 Project by Hannah-Nikole Jones (New York Times)

2020 is the Summer of the Road. Unless You’re Black by Tariro Mzezewa (New York Times)

The Other America speech by Dr. Martin Luther King

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility : Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin J.  DiAngelo

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel

They Can't Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery

Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence : Understanding and facilitating difficult dialogues on race by Derald Wing Sue

Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett

"Why Are All the Black kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" : and other conversations about race by Beverly Daniel Tatum

White Like Me by Tim Wise

Dear White America by Tim Wise

Dispatches from the Race War by Tim Wise

Biased by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele, PhD

Race for Profit by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal M. Fleming, PhD

 

 

Educate and Learn

NYC Commission on Human Rights: Racism Report 

Outsmarting Human Minds - Test your implicit bias

The #SayHerName Project - African American Policy Forum (AAPF) brings awareness to the often invisible names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence, and provides support to their families.

Center for Policing Equity - Center for Policing Equity’s work continues to simultaneously aid police departments to realize their own equity goals as well as advance the scientific understanding of issues of equity within organizations and policing.

 

 

Parents

The Conscious Kid - Diverse children's book library centering underrepresented and oppressed groups

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey

Skin Again by bell hooks

This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality by Jo Ann Allen Boyce & Debbie Levy 

Raising Race Conscious Children - a resource for talking about race with young children

 

 

Follow

Rachel Cargle a writer and lecturer who explores the intersection between race and womanhood

Ibram X. Kendi, the author of How To Be An Antiracist and Director of the Antiracism Center

Nikkolas Smith, the artist behind portraits of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and others

Charlene Carruthers, founder of the Black Youth Project 100

Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD - Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice

 

 

Listen

Into America with Trymaine Lee

8 minutes and 46 seconds with Chris Hays & Trymaine Lee

Into Protest and the NFL

Talking to kids about racism

White Accountability with Tim Wise

A conversation with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison 

Can you hear us now? - Being Black in America Today

A conversation with James Clyburn

Code Switch an NPR podcast tackling race from all angles

Hear To Slay with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom

Pod Save The People Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from fellow activists Brittany Packnett, Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Dr. Clint Smith III

 

 

Watch

Robin DiAngelo discusses her book White Fragility

Ibram X. Kendi on How to be an Anti-Racist