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The enemy of systemic racism is a well-informed citizen who is prepared to speak, act, and vote. Your library supports you in that work. Read:
Digital ebooks and audioboooks on Overdrive Race & Racism in America – fiction and non-fiction created by African-Americans, available on Hoopla African-American Voices – – booklist with titles available on Hoopla Conversations on Race – a booklist intended to help youth in grades 6-12 process recent events and protests Race, Justice, & Activism: A Tween/Teen Starter List – fiction booklist from Memorial Hall Library (Andover, MA) for tweens and teens that deal with racial justice and other issues facing today’s youth. These books are available as ebooks from either Overdrive (Libby) or Hoopla. Racial Justice Books for Tweens & Teens – Booklists from Cary Memorial Library (Lexington, MA), from board books through young adult Black Lives, Black Voices Black Lives: Children’s Books 31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance Black Children’s Books and Authors Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults We Need Diverse Books | Atlantic (May 12, 2020) “Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011) “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | Vox (May 28, 2019) “The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston “Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism | “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, Vol 3 (3) (2011) pp 54-70 Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide by Tatiana Mac How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice 6 Ways Asian Americans Can Tackle Anti-Black Racism in Their Families Watch:
Hair Love | Oscar®-Winning Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures Animation CNN/Sesame Street Racism Town Hall A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory Systemic Racism Explained (4:24) – The Brown Bookshelf is honoured to host the KidLit4BlackLives Rally that took place on June 4, 2020. Led by Kwame Alexander, Jacqueline Woodson, and Jason Reynolds, the Rally featured inspiring words, music, and numerous calls to action in support of equity and justice. Kidlit4BlackLives Rally | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26) “How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” | Luvvie Ajayi 2017 TEDtalk (10:47) “Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable” | Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor 2019 TEDtalk (19:22) “Why It’s So Hard to Talk About the N-Word” Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48) (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix 13th — Netflix, Amazon Prime All American (Kenny Leon) — Netflix American Son — Available to rent Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent Blindspotting (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent Clemency (Justin Simien) — Netflix Dear White People — Hulu, Amazon Prime For Life (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent Fruitvale Station (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy I Am Not Your Negro (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu If Beale Street Could Talk (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Amazon Just Mercy — HBO King In The Wilderness (Swart, C.) — Priced Out (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix See You Yesterday (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent Selma — Available to rent The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax The Hate U Give (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix When They See Us Listen:
– An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling. 1619: A Podcast From The New York Times – A lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America. About Race – podcasts and articles Code Switch (NPR) – from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights Pod For The Cause – features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast – podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory Intersectionality Matters! – activism, social justice, culture, and politics Pod Save The People – 14 part documentary podcast Seeing White Integrated Schools podcast episode “Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey” – weekly-published podcast community centering Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color in liberatory living and learning practices Fare of the Free Child podcast – By offering listeners historical context, this podcast highlights that what’s at stake this election season is much deeper than party politics or Donald Trump. The United States of Anxiety Follow:
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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity, and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture. Talking About Race – Simmons University Library Guide On Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism The African American Children’s Book Project Evanston, IL Public Library’s Anti-Racism Resource List Keep Talking to Your Kids About Race and Racism Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup Anti-Racism Project National Visionary Leadership Project Jenna Arnold’s resources (books and people to follow) Rachel Ricketts’ anti-racism resources Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials – What does it mean to “do the work”? The Anti-Racist Roadmap helps you focus your time, energy, and resources in the movement towards racial justice. Created by Kate Slater, a White anti-racist scholar and educator, and Mira Stern, an anti-racist educator from the Bay Area. Anti-Racist Road Map