Amplifying a variety of resources for our communities to help deepen anti-racism work.
Climbing Out of the Gap
In the 1st chapter, “Climbing Out of the Gap: Supporting Dependent Learners to Become Independent Thinkers,” Hammond highlights the teaching and learning gap that exists between many culturally and linguistically diverse students and their White peers. Given classroom studies, Hammond suggests “culturally responsive teaching as a powerful tool.” Read more on how to better support diverse learners.
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Combining educational and political philosophy, Pedagogy of the Oppressed offers an analysis of oppression and a theory of liberation. Freire believes that education must be remade to inspire and enable the oppressed in their struggle for liberation. This new style of education focuses on consciousness-raising, dialogue, and collaboration between teacher and student to achieve greater humanization for all.
The 1619 Project
“1619” is a New York Times audio series that examines the long shadow of American slavery. In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia — it is time to tell the story. To learn more, you can listen to the "1619" episodes or read the full transcripts or explore lesson plans for children.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Robin DiAngelo explores the defensive reactions white people have when they are racially challenged and how it prevents any meaningful cross-racial dialogue.
Add this New York Times bestseller book and reading guide to your library or read DiAngelo's "How White Fragility Supports Racism and How Whites Can Stop It."
13th (Netflix Documentary)
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history and intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans. Watch this thought-provoking Netflix documentary and explore this discussion guide to continue the conversation.
How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi weaves in ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism — to help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their harmful consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.
Read "the most courageous book to date on the problem of race..." —The New York Times