Dismantling Racism & Social Justice Resources

Here are some books, articles, videos, podcasts, and organizations to help you continue the conversation and work of being an anti-racist and social justice for all. This is by no means a perfect or exhaustive list.

If you are purchasing books, please consider ordering from a black-owned, independent bookstore. To order from a local black-owned bookstore, try Harambee Books and Artworks in Alexandria or Loyalty Bookstore in Silver Spring, MD.

Talking with Our Children about Race—Wendy Claire Barrie

A Short Family Guide to Supporting Racial Justice Now—Wendy Claire Barrie

10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids about Race—Embrace Race

Talking to Children after Racial Incidents—University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice—Teaching Tolerance

Talking about Race—National Museum of African American History & Culture

Talking About Race and Racism with Children—Christine V. Hides

Resources for Addressing Race and Racism with Young Children—Lovery

You’re Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup—Pretty Good Design

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America—Jennifer Harvey

Multicultural and Social Justice Board Books for Children—Social Justice Books

Books to Teach White Children and Teens How to Undo Racism and White Supremacy—Charis Books & More

31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance—Embrace Race

Anti-Racism Resources by Forming Faithful Families

11 Children’s Books to Teach Your Kid about Racism and Discrimination—Essence

The Conversations We Must Have with Our White Children—On Being

Resources for Talking about Racism with Youth

The 2018 Ultimate List of Diverse Children’s Books—Here Wee Read

Black Lives Matter videos for kids—YouTube

30 books to help you talk to your kids about racism—Today’s Parent

The ABCs of Diversity: Helping Kids (and Ourselves!) Embrace our Differences—Carolyn B. Helsel & Y. Joy Harris-Smith

These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids—NY Times

Black Lives Matter Instructional Library—audio children’s books in English & Spanish

Sesame Street Racism Town Hall—CNN & Sesame Street

Dismantling Racism—Resources from National Capital Presbytery

Racial Justice Resources—PC(USA)

Support Justice in Policing Act—PC(USA) Office of Public Witness, part of GA’s anti-racism call

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources—extensive list with various levels of stages of white identity development, resources and what to do next

Read, Watch, Listen and Learn: a curated collection on combating racism and advancing inequality—Yale Alumni web site

Racial Justice Resources—St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, TX

Becoming Beloved Community—movement/program of the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement

An Essential Reading Guide for Fighting Racism—Buzz Feed News

8 Lessons from: “The Future of Solidarity: How White People Can Support the Movement of Black Lives”—The Catalyst Project

How to be an Ally to the Black Community—Washington Post

Justice in June—cultivates a community rooted in truth, inspires action and is committee to awareness

26 ways to be in the struggle, beyond the streets—Disability Visibility Project

Race and the Church—A Group Watch Series and Live Discussion—NEXT Church

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man—Emmanuel Acho

Where Do We Go from Here?—Oprah & OWN Spotlight—free on Amazon Prime

Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to be an Antiracist—Brené Brown Unlocking Us Podcast

‘Interrupt the System’: Robin DiAngelo on ‘White Fragility’ and Anti-Racism—NPR podcast

Seeing White—podcast—14-Part Series (as part of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and “Scene of the Radio”)

Code Switch—NPR podcast

Black-Owned Independent Book Stores—Literary Hub

27 Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Order Online From Now—Bustle

Manumission Tour Company—Alexandria’s Black History Tours

Bail Bond Projects:

Tutoring with Alexandria Tutoring Consortium—volunteers needed for summer online tutoring & more

Michaels Desserts—Bowie, MD teenager—for every dessert you buy, one is given to a person in need

22 Black-Owned Businesses in Alexandria to Support Right Now—visitALX

Register to Vote—register and/or encourage others to register to vote in Virginia

Complete the 2020 Census—Federal and state dollars are allocated and based on census counts

Justice in America (podcast from The Appeal)

White Lies (NPR podcast)

Policing the Black Man—Angela J. Davis

The Color of Law—Richard Rothstein

What I Learned from Cancer—Ibram X. Kendi (The Atlantic)

Antiracism, Health Equity, and a Post-COVID Future—Ibram X. Kendi (interview with for Ethics Talk, journal editor in chief, Dr Audiey Kao, AMA Journal of Ethics)

Systemic Racism Explained (YouTube video for younger viewers)

13 Books to Read Right Now If You Want to Be Anti-Racist (Chalice Press)

What is Owed (New York Times Magazine)

Unearthing the Roots of Systemic Racism (INSEAD)

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