INDIGENOUS WAYS OF KNOWING:
A TRIBAL EQUITY TOOLKIT
Offered by the Native American Program of Legal Aid Services of Oregon, the Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program at Lewis and Clark, the Western States Center, the Pride Foundation, and Basic Rights Oregon. The nation's first guide for Two Spirit and LGBT equity in Indian Country.
SNCC DIGITAL GATEWAY
The SNCC Digital Gateway: Learn from the Past, Organize for the Future, Make Democracy Work is a collaborative project of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Legacy Project, Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, and Duke University Libraries. This documentary website tells the story of how young activists in SNCC united with local people in the Deep South to build a grassroots movement for change, portrays how SNCC, alongside thousands of local Black residents, worked for Black people to take control of their political and economic lives, and unveils the inner workings of SNCC as an organization, examining how it coordinated sit-ins and freedom schools, voter registration and economic cooperatives, anti-draft protests and international solidarity struggles.
BEYOND CONFRONTATION: COMMUNITY-CENTERED POLICING TOOLS
Designed to support communities and activists to develop campaigns aimed at transforming the policies and practices of law enforcement.
Environmental Farming Systems
CORE RACIAL EQUITY TOOLKIT
This is a Level 1 toolkit that offers a basic and comprehensive approach to understanding how racism, white supremacy, and racial equity work.
RACE: THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION
The website is an online companion to California Newsreel's 3-part documentary about race in society, science, and technology. The website includes learning activities, including a timeline and other "games" designed to teach about the power of the race construct.
A KATRINA READER
Dedicated to all Katrina Survivors and the Grassroots Racial Justice Organizations of New Orleans, the reader was compiled by a team of white anti-racist solidarity activists and is designed to highlight grassroots racial justice organizing and activity in New Orleans and beyond.
SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
POLITICAL EDUCATION WEBSITE
This website sponsored by SURJ is designed to support white people to show up for racial justice. The site includes lots of tips and resources for newly engaging activists.
SYLLABUS FOR WHITE PEOPLE TO EDUCATE THEMSELVES
Created in response to the election of Donald Trump, 2017.
GETTING TOGETHER FOR
This is the website of Paul Kivel, antiracist educator, writer, and activist. The website offers a wide range of resources, including exercises, tools, articles, videos, and more.
A resource for nonprofits and social justice organizers to learn how to use social media for sharing a narrative, sharing information, or building a conversation around an issue.
RACE EQUITY TOOLS
Designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity, the site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and help those working toward justice.
BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR THE REVOLUTION
This website offers a "rolling bibliography of books that have been helpful for us while we conceptualize and navigate this movement."
A VISION FOR BLACK LIVES:
POLICY DEMANDS FOR BLACK POWER,
FREEDOM, & JUSTICE
This is the platform of The Movement for Black Lives Matter, with detailed and specific demands in the areas of the war on Black people, reparations, investment and divestment, economic justice, community control, and political power.
A GUIDE ON ORGANIZING AS DEFENSE AGAINST FEDERAL INVESTIGATIONS & PROSECUTIONS
From the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, this is a guide that outlines how to develop a security and defense plan when the government targets people for investigation and prosecution.
JuneBaby Restaurant in Seattle has created a southern food glossary. They explain that "Southern food’s humble beginnings embarked when West Africans were taken from their home and were forced across the middle passage to North America. The term soul food originated during American slavery to not only describe a type of cuisine but also a period of time of oppression and overcoming hardships. It is traditionally cooked and eaten by African Americans of the Southern United States and merges influences from West Africa, Western Europe, and North America. As a result, America’s culinary history was built on corn, rice, peas, and the hog; many of the ingredients associated with Southern food. Southern cuisine has always had and continues to have stereotypical connotations. Seen through the eyes of most Americans as inferior, unsophisticated, and unhealthy, Southern food reflects hard times and resourcefulness and is nothing short of beautiful. It is a cuisine to be respected and celebrated."
Self-Defined seeks to provide more inclusive, holistic, and fluid definitions to reflect the diverse perspectives of the modern world. With the foundation of vocabulary, we can begin to understand lived experiences of people different than us. Words can provide us with a sense of identity and allow us to find kinship through common experiences.
Asian American Curriculum Project
Aimed at educating the public on the great diversity of the Asian American experience.
Teaching about 1963
A website that covers the origins, intellect, and breadth of the Civil Rights Movement to inform us in the present day.
Raising Race Conscious Children
A blog designed to support adults who want to talk about race and racial justice with young children.
Building an online community to discuss and share best practices for raising and caring for kids, all kids, in the context of race.
Rethinking Schools Magazine
An activist publication, with a whole host of articles and resources written by and for teachers wanting to teach a social justice curriculum.
The National Center for
Fair & Open Testing
Works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.
Teaching for Change
A fabulous selection of children's books on
racism and other topics.
Zinn Education Project
Based on the work of the late historian Howard Zinn (best known for his People's History of the United States), this website offers an accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of U.S. history to teachers and students.
critical examination of the failure of urban schools.
A first hand account of teaching elementary school children to think critically about their world.
First person stories about transracial adoption by those directly living it.
A source book of curricular frameworks for social justice teaching practice.
The Color Line. A teaching activity by Bill Bigelow on the countless colonial laws enacted to create division and inequality based on race. From the introduction: The social elites of early America sought to manufacture racial divisions. Men of property and privilege were in the minority; they needed mechanisms to divide people who, in concert, might threaten the status quo. Individuals’ different skin colors were not sufficient to keep these people apart if they came to see their interests in common. Which is not to say that racism was merely a ruling class plot, but as Howard Zinn points out in chapters 2 and 3 of A People’s History of the United States, and as students see in this lesson, some people did indeed set out consciously to promote divisions based on race.
Slavery, Race, Capitalism. A collaborative course and syllabus from Robert L. Heilbroner that looks at the connections between capitalism, race, and coerced labor across time and the globe. This course ranges across different disciplines and regions to survey how race and capitalism have been and continue to be joined,
A Class Divided. The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small town in Iowa tried a daring classroom experiment. She decided to treat children with blue eyes as superior to children with brown eyes. FRONTLINE explores what those children learned about discrimination and how it still affects them today.
A Lesson Plan on Confederate Monuments. This website, organized by Jonathan Milner, offers a large number of lesson plans to tackle issues related to government and politics from a social justice perspective. In addition to a lesson plan on Confederate Monuments, you'll find lessons on Make America ImmiGreat Again (about DACA), the Bill of Rights, Money in Politics, Ferguson, and How Free is Online Speech and many more.
The #Charlestonsyllabus offers a list of reading that teachers can use to talk about the events of June 17, 2015, when Dylann Roof, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, entered the Charleston Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church and killed the pastor and eight parishioners. This syllabus was created by Chad Williams, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University with the help of other scholars and bloggers.
Black Lives Matter
Created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin's murder and rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist de-humanization, Black Lives Matter is a call to a world where Black lives are affirmed.
Jewish Voice for Peace
Using grassroots organizing, education, advocacy, and media to work for a lasting and just peace that recognizes the rights of both Palestinians and Israelis for security and self-determination.
Builds communication capacities among low-income families of color and provides multiple ways to shift public dialogue on local, regional, and national levels. Offers leadership development, people-centered communication tools, education, and civic engagement to build a social movement infrastructure in the U.S. South.
United for a Fair Economy
Challenges the concentration of wealth and power that corrupts democracy, deepens the racial divide, and tears communities apart. Uses popular economics education, trainings, and communication to support social movements working for a sustainable and equitable economy.
The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
Focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone.
A center for political education and movement building based in the San Francisco Bay area; committed to anti-racist work with the goal of deepening anti-racist commitment in white communities and building multiracial movements for liberation.
OpenSource Leadership Strategies
Addresses the leadership and organization development needs of nonprofits and other social change agents seeking to be the change they seek in the world.
Racial Equity Institute
An alliance of trainers and organizers devoted to the work of anti-racist transformation.
Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance
AORTA is a worker-owned cooperative devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy through education, training, and planning. AORTA bases their work on an intersectional approach grounded in the belief that true change requires uprooting all systems of oppression.
advances racial justice through research, media, and practice. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and hosts Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.
offers a radical vision for social movement philanthropy, including accountability to racially just grant-making practices.
Crossroads AntiRacism Organizing & Training
Working to dismantle systemic racism and build antiracist multicultural diversity within institutions and communities.
Organizing Against Racism
A network of anti-racism groups and activities based in the North Carolina Triangle area coming together to continue developing awareness about how racism lives in us and our institutions in order to create strong, organized, and clear efforts to dismantle racism.
Southerners on New Ground (SONG)
A regional Queer Liberation organization that embodies the best of the South's freedom traditions and works towards the transformation of our economic, social, spiritual, and political relationships. SONG envisions a multi-issue southern justice movement that unites us across class, age, race, ability, gender, immigration status, and sexuality.
Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia
MERI is a network of North Carolina organizations with a mission to end racism and Islamophobia by building a movement that challenges all forms of oppression.
can be as simple as letting readers comment on digital articles to reporting and publishing a story.
Highlander Research and Education Center
Serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South.
Showing Up For
Racial Justice (SURJ)
A national network of groups and individuals organizing white people to show up for racial justice through community organizing, mobilizing, and education.
Equity and Inclusion
Advances equity and eliminates disparities through a wholistic approach focused on raising consciousness and building tools that equip individuals, schools and organizations to build more inclusive environments and advance equity within their institutions and communities.
Color of Change
Designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back and champions solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.
United We Dream
The largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation; a powerful nonpartisan network made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. Organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.
Love While Challenging Racist Behavior. By Ana Perez.
Staying off the Megaphone and in the Movement: Cultivating Solidarity and Contesting Authority Among White Antiracist Activists. By Amie Thurber, Kelley Frances Fenelong, and Leah Marion Roberts.
Social Justice Primers - a list of 9 books that are essential reading for social justice activists.
Bustle offers 18 Books Every White Ally Should Read.
Charis Books offers Understanding and Dismantling Racism: A Booklist for White Readers.
Native American Heritage Reading Recommendations.
The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism captures the learning of the years of experience with dRworks facilitating racial equity work.
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel. Offers a framework for understanding institutional racism and provides practical suggestions, tools, and advice for how white people can show up for racial justice. 4th Edition.
Seeing White - a 14-part documentary series that explores where "whiteness" came from, what it means and what it is for. Produced by John Biewen with regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika. 2017.
dRworks cofounder and trainer Michelle Johnson has launched the Finding Refuge podcast, which emerged from work based in the exploration of collective grief and liberation. It exists to remind us about all the ways we can find refuge during unsettling and uncertain times, and to remind us about the resilience and joy that comes from allowing ourselves to find refuge. In this fourth episode, Michelle has a conversation with Tema Okun, also from dRworks, on Love and Humility.
Talking about White Supremacy in the Context of Pandemic: A Podcast with Tema Okun at The Radical Bureaucrat.
Facing into Your Own Racism with Courage and Love: A Podcast with Tema Okun at Unleashing Social Change.
Big Tobacco's Child Workers
Angela Davis from Black Power Mixtape.
Your Black Friend - written and narrated by Ben Passmore.
Alicia Rodríguez, a former political prisoner who has been part of the Puerto Rican independence movement for the last 40 years, Corrina Gould, Ohlone leader currently leading the fight to save the West Berkeley Shellmound and return sacred land to native stewardship, and Lara Kiswani, Director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center speak at a panel on Colonization and Resistance organized by the Anne Braden program of The Catalyst Project.
Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director of Highlander Center, Pierre Labossiere, co-founder of Haiti Action Committee, and Kamau Walton, Communications Associate at the Transgender, Gender-variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP) talk about Black Liberation Across Geographies at a panel organized by the Anne Braden program of The Catalyst Project.
How microaggressions are
like mosquito bites.
From White Racist to White Anti-Racist: White Anti-Racist Identity Development . Tema Okun
Giving Big is Trusting Big - Supporting Sex Workers Now and Always . Jes Kelley
Honoring the Hearts of Our Nation . Vivette Jeffries-Logan and Marshall Jeffries
On Abolishing Inheritance and the Untapped Potential of Poor People. Jes Kelley
Open Letter to White North Carolinians . dRworks white caucus (2013)
Seeking Wholeness in a Race Constructed World . Suzanne Plihcik
There is No Neutral (xTed Talk) . Michelle Johnson
Unquantifiable Data . Jes Kelley
Walking the Sacred Healing Circle . Vivette Jeffries-Logan
White Supremacy Culture . Tema Okun
Harvest of Dignity features stories about farmworker families and their struggles.
Just 13 and Working Risky 12-Hours Shifts in the Tobacco Fields. By Steven Greenhouse.
My Immigration Story: The story of U.S. immigrants in their own words.
A Reflection on My Non/Asian American Life. By Alison Roh Park.
America has locked up so many Black people it has warped our sense of reality. By Jeff Guo.
Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System. 2020.
Beyond the Model Minority Myth. By Jennifer Pan.
Blackness is the Fulcrum. By Scot Nakagawa.
Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people's survival strategies from Eric Garner to Alton Sterling. By Daniel Denvir.
11 Ways White America Avoids Taking Responsibility for Its Racism. By Robin DiAngelo.
Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys. By Emily Badger, Claire Cain Miller, Adam Pearce and Kevin Quealy in The Upshot.
Face the Racist Nation. This audio program takes a deep dive into what the news media often get wrong about white supremacists and what those errors expose about the broader challenge of confronting racism.
The Far Right's Toxic Forbearts: Super-Wealthy Secessionist Slaveholders. By James Brewer Stewart at The History News Network.
Frederick Douglass On How Slave Owners Used Food as a Weapon of Control. By Nina Martyris.
How a Half Century of Redlining Successfully Segregated American Neighborhoods. By Ofo Ezeugwu.
Is Reverse Racism a Thing? The Root.
Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia. Ferris State University.
Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America. Access to collection of maps used by the Home Owners' Loan Corporation to racially color code credit worthiness.
What's Killing America's Black Infants: Racism is fueling a national health crisis. By Zoe Carpenter.
Why the Myth of Meritocracy Hurts Kids of Color. By Melinda Anderson in The Atlantic.
Why White Parents Won't Choose Black Schools. By Abby Norman.
RESISTANCE and TAKING ACTION
Alternate Conversations for Creating Whole-System Change Around Diversity and Inclusion. By Frank D. Golom, AAUCU (Association of American Colleges & Universities).
Black Study, Black Struggle. By Robin D. G. Kelley.
Coming Back to Black Life. By Ratasha Elise.
Decolonizing the Sacred. By Lily Oster.
Do You Prefer 'Native American' or 'American Indian'? 6 Prominent Voices Respond. By Amanda Blackhorse.
Do's and Don'ts for Bystander Intervention. By American Friends Service Committee.
Don't Get Your Undocumented Friends in Trouble: A How-To. By Felicia Jarvis.
15 Ways to Strengthen Anti-Racist Practice. By Catalyst Project.
5 Ways to Fight ICE Raids With Power, Not Panic. By California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance.
The Ground on Which We Stand: (Re)membering the Combahee River Collective. By Frank Leon Roberts.
Here are the Demands from Students Protesting Racism at 51 Colleges. By Leah Libresco.
How to Talk about #NoDAPL - North Dakota Pipeline: A Native Perspective. By Kelly Hayes.
Inclusive Language Guide - Northwestern Counseling Staff.
Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice. Moving from Actor to Ally to Accomplice.
The Right Heart is More Important than the Right Analysis in Fighting Racism. By Chris Crass.
Toward Movement Grace: Criticism, Self-Criticism and the Wisdom of Silence. From Higher Ground.
Towards Decolonization and Settler Responsibility: Reflections on a Decade of Indigenous Solidarity Organizing. By Liza Minno Bloom & Berkley Carnine.
Transcript of New Orleans Mayor Landrieu's Address on The Removal of Confederate Monuments.
White Anti-Racism Must Be Based in Solidarity, Not Altruism. By Jesse A. Myerson in The Nation,
A short comic gives the simplest, most perfect explanation of privilege I've ever seen. By Laura Willard.
At-Risk: Who Will Save Our Rich White Boys? By Abraham Lateiner.
At Yale, We Conducted an Experiment to Turn Conservatives into Liberals. By John Bargh in The Washington Post.
Dear White People/Queridos Gringos: You Want Our Culture But You Don't Want Us - Stop Colonizing The Day Of The Dead. By Aya de Leon.
5 Things White Women Do That Black Women Can't Get Away With. By A. Moore.
Micro-aggressions, Unpacking privilege, and the Knee Jerk Response. Ello's World.
7 Things Black People Want Their Well Meaning White Friends to Know. Erin Canty. Upworth.
9 Things Phrases Allies Can Say When Called Out Instead of Getting Defensive. By Sam Dylan Finch in Everyday Feminism.
100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating for People of Color. By Keseina Boom in Broadly.
The 10 Most Dangerous Types of Supposedly "Cool" White People. By Damon Young.
10 Common Things Well-Intentioned Allies Do That Are Actually Counterproductive. By Cody Charles.
Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups. By Craig Elliott.
Turning the Lens: Seeing White. A series of podcasts exploring what it means to be white. By John Biewen with special guest Chenjerai Kumanyika.
Robin DiAngelo's classic article on White Fragility (scholarly version). For a more popular version, go here.
White People Explain Why They Feel Oppressed. By Touré in Vice Channels.
Whites and the Fear Caused by White Supremacy. By Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith.