Below are some educational resources on racial justice. They are divided into materials to read, watch, and listen. This is not an exhaustive list of resources or strategies. We welcome and appreciate feedback from the community to improve this space.
Materials to read about Racism, Health and Wellbeing
- Uprooting Institutionalized Racism as Public Health Practice
- Racism and Health
- Racism – the public health crisis we can no longer ignore
- Research on Racism and Public Health
- Physiological & Psychological Impact of Racism and Discrimination for African-Americans
- Racial Justice, Racial Equity, and Anti-Racism reading List
Material to watch/listen/discuss
- What is your vision for racial justice
- What is systemic racism?
- Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus
- 29 Movies, Shows, Documentaries on Racial Injustice
- 8 lessons for talking about race, racism, and racial justice
- 5 points to discuss racial injustice
- 20 must-read books to learn about Black History, racism and social justice
- America reckons with racial injustice
- 12 movies to educate yourself about racism and protest history
Action Steps For Allies/Accomplices
- Be willing to listen and learn
- Be a good listener in order to understand the experiences of people you want to support
- Understand your privilege
- What rights, opportunities, resources, etc. do you have that others don’t?
- Help open up spaces without taking them over
- Never speak for others; rather, take down obstacles facing oppressed individuals so they can speak for themselves
- Do your research
- Read books & articles, google terms, get involved in community organizations or organizing events
- Do not ask BIPOC communities to explain racism and oppression; it places a burden on the individuals you are trying to assist
- Speak up!
- Call out friends, family, and coworkers on their racism and microaggressions
- Ask individuals what they need.
- Be mindful that at times individuals may not want to engage or answer. Respect boundaries they put up for themselves to protect their wellbeing.
- Ex: “What kind of help do you need?”
- Make being an ally/accomplice about what you do, not who you are
- You are an ally through continuous action and choice; it’s something you have to work on every single day
- Being an ally is a verb.
- Support BIPOC-owned businesses
- Realize that you will make mistakes
- Listen, thank others for feedback, commit to changing your behavior, and move forward
References: This information gathered from various resources including: