Resources to educate & engage about racial justice

RESOURCES
Below are some resources focused on education and engagement around racial justice. Use what you find helpful. What is happening in this nation is complicated, and cannot be simplified into absolutes, binary/dualistic categories, or declarEveryday Racism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atfVUgyEIOIations that make us only “either/or”, “good/bad”, “right/wrong”, “in/out”. Use these resources as starting points for deeper and more comprehensive engagement in our own community.

LIVING BLACK in NH & Mt Washington Valley:

STARTING POINTS to DISCUSS RACE & RACISM as a FAMILY:

READING: Collected lists & resources for different ages

  • Racial justice library @ JCC: Find many hard copy books / recommended titles on the bookshelf inside the Jackson Community Church’s front entrance. Sign out books and return when done.
  • Jackson Public Library’s website  http://jacksonlibrary.org/ and reading lists/borrowing recommendations. See title recommendations on the website.
    • Reading lists  through local library coop: Jackson, Cook, Madison and Conway libraries have shared lists for adults, teens and children within our joint KOHA catalog on books across our collections on race, racism and anti-racism. There is also a list pertaining specifically to children’s books at the Jackson Library on these vital topics.
    • You can email staff@jacksonlibrary.org or leave a voice message at 603-383-9731 if you have requests.
  • Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair at the University of South Carolina, has created a list of Anti-Racism Resources for all ages
  • NY TimesThese Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids
  • USA TodayBooks to Learn More About Anti-Racism
  • Embrace Race: 31 Books for Children about Race, Racism, and Resistance

BOOKS to GET YOU STARTED

  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi (Young Adult version of the book Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi)
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad and Robin DiAngelo
  • So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (see prologue in 10th anniversary edition for excellent new critique of current trends)
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson
  • Tears We Cannot Stop : Sermon to White American by Michael Eric Dyson (par)
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
  • Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class by Lawrence Otis Graham
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Killing Us Softly (women in advertising – personalizing women and subliminal messages)
  • Why Are the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Color of Water by James McBride (written from perspective of being bi-racial)
  • Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequalities by Alison Marie Behnke
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by  Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Asha Bandele
  • A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter by Nikki Giovanni (poetry)
  • The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou (poetry)
  • Fiction:
    • Beloved by Toni Morrison (all works of fiction and nonfiction)
    • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • On the Come-Up & The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Young Adult novels)
    • Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O’Neill (children’s story)
    • Corduroy (children’s book)
  • On indigenous people’s experiences and perspectives:
    • Blackfoot Physics by David Peat
    • Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
    • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexi Sherman (fiction, Young Adult)
    • An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo (poet laureate)
    • God is Red: A Native View of Religion by Vine Deloria (and other works by same author)

RACISM

HISTORY of RACE, BLACK EXPERIENCE and RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS in America:   

SLAVERY:

WHITENESS & WHITE PRIVILEGE:

JUSTICE, INCARCERATION & POLICING:

ACTIVISM & BEING an ALLY:

COMMUNICATION, CONFLICT RESOLUTION & LANGUAGE:

EDUCATION, ECONOMICS, HEALTHCARE, HOUSING, REDLINING, VOTER SUPPRESSION and More:

INVESTING
in nonprofits & community needs identified by crowd-source funding:

CHURCHES and FAITH COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

PUBLIC POLICY BODIES
that are exploring and shaping equity initiatives and conversations in New Hampshire:

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