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Resources for Anti-Racism Education

Links to help you get informed about how you can build racial equity

As humans, we are all part of a system that is embedded with systemic injustices. For some this includes racism and bias, both of which can shape the way we treat or mistreat people based on the color of their skin.

Becoming anti-racist is a lifelong process. We have gathered the following resources for anyone wishing to educate themselves on how long-standing historical oppression continues to manifest itself today and how we can each work to build a more just society.

SmartGivers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion toolkit

Racial Equity Resource Directory from Minnesota Compass, listing racial equity programs and training providers for organizations and people working to combat racism and increase cultural competence

Racial equity, healing and justice resources from W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Books, articles, and more from the Anti-Racism Project

“For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies”, article in Sojourners Magazine

What Can I do About Racism? website

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Feeling Overwhelmed by Racism

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership tools and resources for districts, schools and educators to supporting racial equity in distance learning

Implicit Bias test from Project Implicit

Anti-racism educational activities organized by Helms’ stages of White Identity Development

An Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism book list from BuzzFeed News

TPT’s Jim Crow of the North video

MPD150 Report

New York Times’ 1619 Podcast

NPR’s Code Switch: A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack article

Talking About Race from the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History & Culture

The American Nightmare article by Ibram X. Kendi in The Atlantic

'Raising White Kids' Author On How White Parents Can Talk About Race interview on NPR

Seeing White, a podcast on whiteness and how history connects to today

Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others from Pepperdine University

Anti-racism resources for white people document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020

Stories about Equity

Read Partnerships That Shine

Partnerships That Shine

Deb Foster, executive director of the Ain Dah Yung Center, shares how collective visions can lead to positive outcomes for youth.

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Read Foundations Present “Art In This Present Moment”

Foundations Present “Art In This Present Moment”

Projects by Minnesota’s Black, Indigenous, and People of Color artists portray personal narratives addressing diversity, identity and today’s societal issues.

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Read Brownbody

Brownbody

Artists develop the score to Tracing Sacred Steps, which Brownbody initially presented in April 2019 as a work-in-progress.

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Read Penumbra Theatre

Penumbra Theatre

Penumbra company member Hannibal Lokumbe composed an original score for a video in tribute to George Floyd and all of the victims of state-sanctioned violence. Sarah Bellamy wrote the narrative and she and Lou Bellamy provide the voice overs.

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Read 2020 Facing Race Award Honorees Named

2020 Facing Race Award Honorees Named

Twin Cities PBS will televise this year’s recognition honoring Minnesota anti-racism activists; the show will feature special guest Jonathan Capehart.

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Read Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and McKnight Foundation Create “Art In This Present Moment” in Support of BIPOC Artists

“Art In This Present Moment” Created in Support of BIPOC Artists

Initiative seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of Minnesota artists by placing a spotlight on their music, dance and visual arts.

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