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Current Events

Palestine / Israel Conflict

Resources to promote peace and reduce suffering

 

Places to donate: 

The Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund - www.pcrf.net 

Dror Israel - www.drorisrael.org

 

Social media handles/links of voices/activism on the topic of Israel/Palestine:

Gabor Mate @gabormatemd

Jewish Voice for Peace - @Jewishvoiceforpeace 

Independent Jewish Voices - www. ijvcanada.og 

If Not Now - @Ifnotnoworg

Democracy Now! - @democracynow

Norman Finkelstein - @normfinkelstein

Anti-Racism

The below information is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

  • Books:

    • Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults

    • 31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

  • Podcasts:

    • Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’

    • Fare of the Free Child podcast

    • Integrated Schools podcast episode “Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey”

  • Articles:

    • PBS’s Teaching Your Child About Black History Month

    • Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup from Pretty Good

  • The Conscious Kid: follow them on Instagram and consider signing up for their Patreon

 

Articles to read:

  • “America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)

  • Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists

  • ”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)

  • The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine

  • The Combahee River Collective Statement

  • “The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)

  • Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD

  • ”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh

  • “Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)

 

Videos to watch:

  • Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)

  • "How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)

 

Podcasts to subscribe to:

  • 1619 (New York Times)

  • About Race

  • Code Switch (NPR)

  • Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

  • Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)

  • Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

  • Seeing White

 

Books to read:

  • Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

  • How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

  • Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock 

  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    by Michelle Alexander

  • The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century
    by Grace Lee Boggs

  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

  • This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga

  • When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD

 

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent

  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO

  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax

  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

 

Organizations to follow on social media:

  • Antiracism Center: Twitter

  • Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

  • Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • The Conscious Kid: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • Families Belong Together: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • MPowerChange: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

  • Muslim Girl: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • National Domestic Workers Alliance: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • RAICES: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • SisterSong: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • United We Dream: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

More anti-racism resources to check out:

  • 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

  • Anti-Racism 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

  • Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide by Tatiana Mac

  • Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits

  • The [White] Shift on Instagram

  • “Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie

  • Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials

 

Document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.

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