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"Four hundred years ago, in August 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, examines the long shadow of that fateful moment." ~ nytimes.com/1619podcast
"From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further. Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today." ~ https://www.aboutracepodcast.com/
"What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story." ~ https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510312/codeswitch
"When it comes to diversity, good intentions are only the beginning. Join Bethaney Wilkinson as she explores the gap between good intentions and good impact as it relates to diversity, inclusion and equity. On The Diversity Gap podcast, we'll be learning from thought leaders, authors, creatives and more about the diversity gaps in society and culture. Our goal is to discover promising practices for closing diversity gaps in our everyday lives and work!" ~ Spotify description
"Intersectionality Matters!, a new podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, is an idea travelogue that brings the concept of intersectionality to life by highlighting the work of leading activists, artists, and scholars, exploring the hidden dimensions of some of today’s most pressing issues, and helping listeners understand politics, the law, social movements, and even their own lives in deeper, more nuanced ways." ~ https://www.patreon.com/intersectionalitymatters
"Justice in America is a podcast for everyone interested in criminal justice reform—from those new to the criminal justice system to experts who want to know more. Each episode we cover an issue related to the criminal justice system. We explain how it works and look at its impact on people, particularly poor people and people of color. We’ll also interview activists, practitioners, experts, journalists, organizers, and others, to learn. By the end of the episode, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of what drives mass incarceration and what can fix it." ~ https://theappeal.org/topics/justice-in-america/
"Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Build on your racial justice lens and get inspired to drive action by learning from organizational leaders and community activists." ~ https://www.raceforward.org/media/podcast/momentum-race-forward-podcast
"We’ve joined the airwaves to help spark conversation and activism on some of the most critical issues of today. From the courts to immigration, we’re seeing unprecedented attacks on the values we hold near and dear. At Pod for the Cause, we’re going to tackle these issues and more. Our friends in the movement will be stopping by to have these conversations, and they promise to be real, straightforward and honest. This podcast was created for those of you wanting to effect change, who understand the importance of restoring our democracy and want to engage in deep conversation around the issues." ~ https://civilrights.org/podforthecause/
"On Pod Save the People, [organizer and activist] DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson and De’Ara Balenger. They offer a unique take on the news, with a special focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color." ~ https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-the-people/
This extensive list of reading, resources, and tools offers information on the many facets of systemic and institutionalized racism in the United States. For those looking to deepen their understanding and strengthen their acts of allyship.
From their website: "We are an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting positive racial identity development in youth. We support organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children."
From the website: "The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice."
This month-long study guide and workbook is intended as a starting point for those working toward becoming better allies. Activities are broken down by how much time you have to devote that day: 10, 25, or 45 minutes. Activity lists include additional resources.
From their Website: "We are committed to sharing resources and tools that are useful to changemakers...Founded in 1991, Living Cities is a collaborative of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions. We foster transformational relationships across sectors to connect those who are willing to do the hard work of closing racial income and wealth gaps."
From the website: "A selection of temporarily free scholarship from Project MUSE publishers on the history of structural racism in the United States and how the country can realize anti-racist reform."
From the website: "NPAP was created as a non-profit to protect the human and civil rights of individuals in their encounters with law enforcement and detention facility personnel. The central mission of NPAP is to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
A companion guide to The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. This guide will help you assemble and successfully run a reading and discussion group around this critical text. This ca also be used for those reading The New Jim Crow alone and are looking for journaling prompts and supplemental resources.
The Southern Poverty Law Center gathered hundreds of stories of everyday bigotry from people across the United States. Their experiences have been documented in this handbook for people to read and learn a) how everyday bigotry is still alive and strong in this country, and b) how best to respond to similar situations in their own lives in a way that interrupts harmful narratives that hurt people daily.
From the website: "The mission of the Stolen Lives Project is to assemble a national list of people killed by law enforcement agents from 1990 to the present...The Stolen Lives Project aims to restore some dignity to the lives lost. Though their lives have been stolen from us, we will not allow them to be forgotten."
From the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Includes discussion topics, tactics, and resources. From their website: "Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation."
A playlist by TED. From the website: "From passionate pleas for reform to poetic turns of phrase, these talks take an honest look at everyday realities of Black Americans and illuminate the way forward."