Resources: Advancing Anti-Racism
Along with other social justice advocates, we are working to discern and take the best steps forward in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. As is central to our mission at the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, we hold up the insights and efforts of the people and organizations who have dedicated their lives to peacemaking and justice.
This week we have compiled resources from our network that are specific to actionable anti-racism:
Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race
If you’re nervous about talking about race with kids, these books about racial diversity will give you an easy place to start destigmatizing difference & celebrating racial diversity: https://booksforlittles.com/racial-diversity/?fbclid=IwAR0xjC9OulHxKaHKn_pcyd1uuWleLHRdjxJu6x-Hk5DBYeI0sIFDWsGA8YU.
African Bureau Stories
As you make sure children have access to stories featuring strengths, diversities, and curiosities among Black characters, consider books by this Ghana-based publishing house, founded by CPGC friend and Bryn Mawr College alum Deborah Ahenkorah Osei-Agyekum ’10: https://www.africanbureau.com/?fbclid=IwAR1Z1RbLfmtCm3-yI6wuXOVQwNRHMlj56tDfXRybAmHXx3G6ZXf81klmLV0.
CPGC Solidarity and Social Actions Toolkit (http://globalsolidaritylocalaction.sites.haverford.edu/):
- What is structural racism, and how has it affected the Philly region? (here)
- What is structural violence, and why is understanding it essential for informed civic action? (here)
- Decarceration in the Philly region: Where to start? (here)
Stand with Philly Chinatown:
Haverford alum Claire Mao ’20 just founded Stand with Philly Chinatown, a private Facebook Group you are invited to join to learn about ways to support businesses and people in Chinatown: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2673236756298899/.
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
A compilation article that is continually updated to ensure each item is accurate and needed today: https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234.
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