Anti-Racism Resources

These resources are meant to be a starting point. Follow the links in the articles, in the lists.

 Read the suggested books, watch the movies, and listen to the podcasts. Learn more than could ever possibly be on this page.

educators

Ericka Hart M.ED (pronouns: she/they) is a black queer femme activist, writer, highly acclaimed speaker and award-winning sexuality educator with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Ericka’s work broke ground when she went topless showing her double mastectomy scars in public in 2016. Since then, she has been in demand at colleges and universities across the country, featured in countless digital and print publications including Buzzfeed, Washington Post, Allure, Huffington Post, BBC News, Cosmopolitan, LA Weekly, Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Glamour, Elle, Essence, Fader, Refinery 29, and is the face of three running PSAs on the television channel VICELAND. Ericka’s voice is rooted in leading edge thought around human sexual expression as inextricable to overall human health and its intersections with race, gender, chronic illness and disability. Both radical and relatable, she continues to push well beyond the threshold of sex positivity. Ericka is currently an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, a bratty switchy Sagittarius service bottom and misses Whitney more than you.

J Mase III is a Black/trans/queer poet & educator based in Seattle, by way of Philly. He is the author of “If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell my Kidney I was the Fiercest Poet Around”, as well as “And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment, and Inappropriate Jokes about Death”.

As an educator, J Mase has worked with thousands of community members in the US, the UK, and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA youth and adults in spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities, and restricted care facilities among others.

He is the founder of awQward, the first ever trans and queer people of color specific talent agency. Currently, he is co-editing The #BlackTransPrayerBook with awQward artist Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi.

As a performer, he has shared stages with world renowned artists like Chuck D and the Indigo Girls. His work and musings have been featured on MSNBC, NBC OUT, Essence Live, Atlanta Black Star, GO Magazine, Believe Out Loud, Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, Upworthy, the New York Times, Buzzfeed, the Root, the Huffington Post and more.

Check him out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and of course: www.awQwardtalent.com!

resources

awareness

videos

  • Black Film Archive celebrates the rich, abundant history of Black cinema. We are an evolving archive dedicated to making historically and culturally significant films made from 1915 to 1979 about Black people accessible through a streaming guide with cultural context.
  • Kimberlé Crenshaw TedTalk – Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the area of cvil rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. Her work has been foundational in two fields of study that have come to be known by terms that she coined: critical race theory and intersectionality.
  • PBS – Implicit Bias Series – What is implicit bias? This series tackles and unpacks the various aspects, understandings, and importance of dismantling implicit bias.

books

action

  • Anti-racism resources  – This document 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.
  • Anti-racist Allyship Starter Pack – Resources & Tools Regarding Racism & Anti/Blackness & How to be a Better Ally. This is a full list that includes, articles, books, movies, podcasts, social media accounts to follow, resources for teachers, and protest safety.
  • Scaffolded Anti-Racism ResourcesThis is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work. These resources have been ordered in an attempt to make them more accessible. We will continue to add resources.
  • What To Do Instead of Calling the Police – A guide, a syllabus, a conversation, a process  – [This] is an in-process list of resources on alternatives to policing, which range from the theoretical to practical. It starts with a series of best practices and guiding questions I have developed in the last two years of nurturing this document in conversation with many people.
  • What You Can Do to Demand Justice for George Floyd and Support ProtestersThis article mentions acts of violence and police brutality against Black people. Floyd’s death and the Minneapolis protests have re-sparked a national conversation about police brutality and systemic racism. Here are 6 small steps you can take to get involved.
  • 26 Ways To Be in The Struggle Beyond The Streets – This list is designed to celebrate all the ways that our communities can engage in liberation. For a range of reasons, there are and always heave been folks who cannot attend rallies  and protests but who continue to contribute to ending police and state violence against black people.

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