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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.

Resource Lists and Toolkits

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

Resources for healing from racial trauma from Augsburg University

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

Anti-racist Parenting Resources from YWCA Minneapolis

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

Resources to Help Empower Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

Respectful Conversations, organized by the MN Council of Churches, are structured, facilitated conversations designed not to change minds, but soften hearts

Articles, Podcasts and Websites

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

What Can I do About Racism? website

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

Respectful Conversations, organized by the MN Council of Churches, are structured, facilitated conversations designed not to change minds, but soften hearts

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

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

Racial justice events and learning library from YWCA St. Paul

TPT’s Jim Crow of the North video

New York Times’ 1619 Podcast

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

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

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

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

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Feeling Overwhelmed by Racism by Rachel Wilkerson Miller for Vice

Racial Equity Educational Resources for White Allies

What Can I do About Racism? website

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

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Implicit Bias test from Project Implicit, a nonprofit educating the public about bias

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

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

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

Foundation Events

Facing Race Awards - The Facing Race Awards recognize anti-racism activists in Minnesota who challenge absent and harmful narratives on race, build solutions that unite, instead of divide, and push for justice and equity. Through these Awards, we celebrate and learn from those leading the way forward.

Stories about Equity

Read Redefining What Equity Looks Like

Redefining What Equity Looks Like

Entrepreneur and Foundation Board Member Alex West Steinman is embracing equity and accessibility with her work.

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Read Caring for Community

Stories From Across Minnesota: Caring for Community

Jessica Lee Velasco is a mother, advocate, leader, organizer and activist who uses her platform to engage, encourage and empower her community in Worthington, Minnesota.

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Read Changing the Way One Community Looks at Race

Changing the Way One Community Looks at Race

Educator and performer T. Mychael Rambo educates and inspires youth and police in Hibbing, Minnesota.

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Read Preserving Language and Culture

Stories From Across Minnesota: Preserving Language and Culture

The Boys & Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area serves over 1,200 Indigenous youth ages 5-18. They find ways to integrate language and culture into all of their programming, including through technology.

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Read Equity On and Off the Ice

Equity On and Off the Ice

Learn how Minnesota Wild President and Foundation Board Member Matt Majka is using hockey to establish diverse and inclusive environments.

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Read The Byproduct of Putting People First

The Byproduct of Putting People First

Board Member Feature: Nancy Lyons explores the roles equity and intersectionality play in creating a healthy work environment.

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