**This page will be updated from time to time with new resources. Please bookmark this page and check back.**
Many anti-racist resources are widely available. Below is a sampling that we have come across, used, and shared within our own networks. It is divided into three sections: listen, learn, and act. The first section, Listen, names a handful of influential leaders and organizations. Part of being an ally is listening to the voices that are being marginalized and lifting up their messages. The second section, Learn, lists various resources and curricula that you can engage with to deepen your understanding and become a better ally. The third section, Act, is about taking action. There are many ways to do that and listed below is only a handful of ways to support.
Here is a Table of Contents if you need to quickly find something.
People and Organizations to Listen to, Learn From, and Amplify their Message
- Alicia Garza: Facebook | Twitter
- Audre Lorde Project: Website | Facebook | Twitter
- Black Lives Matter: Facebook | Twitter
- Brittany Packnett Cunningham: Facebook | Twitter
- Color of Change: Facebook | Twitter
- Equal Justice Initiative: Facebook | Twitter
- Ibram X. Kendi: Facebook | Twitter
- Ijeoma Oluo: Ijeoma Oluo
- Jemele Hill: Facebook | Twitter
- Kimberle Crenshaw: Facebook | Twitter
- NAACP: Website | Facebook | Twitter
- Rachel Cargle: Facebook | Twitter
- Rashad Robinson: Twitter
- Showing Up for Racial Justice: Facebook | Twitter
- Southern Poverty Law Center: Website | Facebook | Twitter
- The Conscious Kid: Facebook | Twitter
People and Organizations to Learn From
Coursework for Allies
- Rachel Cargle is offering her 30-day anti-racism course #DoTheWork for free. After you enter your email, you will receive a syllabus with links.
- This Social Justice Toolbox offers activities and facilitation guides to help make the most of your diversity workshops and social justice trainings.
- The National Museum of African American History & Culture’s Talking About Race offers resources and frameworks to talk about race.
- Seeds for Change offers these facilitation tools for meetings and workshops.
- Use JStor’s syllabus of anti-racist material to help students understand George Floyd’s death in the context of institutionalized racism.
Videos to Watch, Share and Discuss
- Explaining Systemic Racism | Presented by act.tv
- Deconstructing White Privilege | Dr. Robin DiAngelo in the Vital Conversations series
- How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools
- 5 Tips for Being an Ally & Getting Called Out: How to Apologize | Franchesca Ramsey
- The Danger of Silence | Clint Smith at TED@NYC
Resources for Your Company
- Listen to Harvard Business Review’s podcast on Talking About Race at Work
- Race Forward offers these 10 Ways to Start a Conversation About Race
Resources for Parents and Caregivers
- 31 children’s books to support conversations on race, racsim, and resistance from EmbraceRace.org
- Interviews, articles, advice from experts, and more on talking about race, racism, and racialized violence with kids from the Center for Racial Justice in Education
- Jason Reynolds Talks About Racism and the Protests on The Kojo Nnamdi Show
- NPR’s Michel Martins talks to Jennifer Harvey, author of ‘Raising White Kids’, on how white parents can talk about race with their kids
- Books to teach children and teens how to undo racism and white supremacy
- Talking Race with Young Children podcast from NPR and Sesame Street Workshop
- Parent Toolkit on How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism
Recommended Books for Adults to Share and Discuss
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo with reading guide
- So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
- A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
- Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
- I Bring the Voices of My People: A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconciliation by Chanequa Walker-Barnes
- Dear White Christians by Jennifer Harvey
Recommended Podcasts, Movies, and Shows
- White Lies by NPR
- The Witness Podcast Network by Pass the Mic
- Code Switch by NPR
- Intersectionality Matters! by Kimberle Crenshaw
- Uncivil from Gimlet Media
- Pod Save the People from Crooked Media
- There Goes the Neighborhood on WNYC Studios
- 13th on Netflix
- If Beale Street Could Talk on Hulu
- The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (documentary) on Netflix
- Fruitvale Station available to rent
- Just Mercy available to rent for free in June on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Google Play
- That Hate U Give on Hulu
- Moonlight on Netflix
- When They See Us on Netflix
- Whose Streets? (documentary on Ferguson Uprising) available to rent
Ways to Take Action
- Write letters to your elected officials and sign petitions demanding action and change. This link includes email templates and active campaigns.
- Support black-owned restaurants. This list, compiled by Anela Malik of Feed the Malik, lists black-owned restaurants that are currently open across Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
- Support black-owned businesses. Scroll through Support Black Owned, a listing of thousands of black-owned businesses across the country in hundreds of different industries.