Commit To Fighting Racism Now

+PDXJune 4th 2020

Racism won’t just go away with a slogan or gesture or social post or guest speaker.

We must fight it in ourselves, within the walls of our agency, and throughout our society.

We will use our creativity and influence against white supremacy and racist systems of violence.

As a start, we are finding ways to purposefully support this work with our dollars, our voices, and our action.

Below are just some of the resources and information available to us all in this fight. We put this together as we continue to learn about race, racism and injustice.

It is a privilege to learn about racism, rather than experience it.

Please check back for updates as we continue to add to the collection.

Books to Read

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

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

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

Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

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

Are Prisons Obsolete - Angela Davis

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

Souls Of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America by Michael Eric Dyson

Well Read Black Girl by Glory Edim

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Homegoing- Yaa Gyasi

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Waking Up White- Debby Irving

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

Hood Feminism- Mikki Kendall

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

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

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

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, by Andrea J. Ritchie

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Where To Buy Your Books

Brave + Kind

Eso Won Books - they are paused on orders because they’ve gotten so many! But keep checking in!

Harriett’s Bookshop

The Lit Bar

Mahogany Books

Uncle Bobbies

More Here compiled by Arianna Rebolini

Podcasts to Listen 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 (Scene on Radio)

Films + TV Series To Watch

13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or 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 for free in June in the U.S.

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: 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

The White Shift: Instagram

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