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- Alabama artists are depicting honest history and challenging historical invisibility—reshaping public narratives of justice in their communities.
- Black art as activism
- Analysis: How well-meaning land acknowledgements can erase Indigenous people and sanitize history
- So you began your event with an Indigenous land acknowledgment. Now what?
- Land Back: Because Colonialism Does Not Spark Joy
- LAND BACK! What do we mean?
- Can Financial Literacy Education Fix Inequality?
- The Cruelty of Hostile Architecture
- The Violence Inherent to Unhoused Encampment Sweeps
- Reparations are gaining mainstream support, and are a solution
- Why Juneteenth is a celebration of hope
- 5 things people still get wrong about slavery
- How the legacy of slavery affects the mental health of black Americans today
- The Role Publishing Plays in the Commodification of Black Pain
- The Power of Black Lives Matter - How the movement that’s changing America was built and where it goes next
- The Great Fire – Guest Edited by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Vanity Fair
- Asians must be a part of our story, too by john a. powell
- Asian Americans Are Still Caught in the Trap of the ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype. And It Creates Inequality for All by Viet Thannh Nguyen, Time Magazine
- The Muddled History of Anti-Asian Violence by Hua Hsu; The New Yorker
- The time James Baldwin told UC Berkeley that Black lives matter Ivan Natividad, Berkeley News
- Colleges Must Take a New Approach to Systemic Racism. Inside Higher Ed
- Don’t Rely on Black Faculty to Do the Antiracist Work. Inside Higher Ed
- Combating Anti-Blackness in the AI Community by Devin Guillory
- The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Atlantic
- “Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge,” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Los Angeles Times
- Allyship (& Accomplice): The What, Why, and How by Michelle Kim | Medium (November 10, 2019)
- We're in a moment of collective trauma. But there are glimmers of hope by john a. powell | Othering & Belonging Institute (June 2, 2020)
- “Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)
- Letter From Oakland: Black Motherhood in Sleepless Times by Idrissa Simmonds-Nastili. Literary Hub
- The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it by Bryan Massingale
- To Dismantle Systemic Racism, White People Must Be Willing to Give Up Their Power by Alicia Sheares
- 103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice by Corinne Shutack (August 2017)
- Don’t Talk about Implicit Bias Without Talking about Structural Racism (PDF) (June 13, 2019 )
- Colleges Must Take a New Approach to Systemic Racism - Inside Higher Ed
- 5 Powerful Ways to take REAL Action on DEI. Center for Creative Leadership
- Antisemitism Uncovered by Anti-Defamation League
- A Brief History of Civil Rights in the United States: Feminism and Intersectionality
- GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) Resources
- Essential Muir: A Selection of John Muir’s Best (and Worst) Writings
- Black Joy Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration By Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggett, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
- Ijeoma Oluo’s written works: So You Want To Talk About Race, Be A Revolution: How Everyday People are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World - and How You Can, Too
- The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang
The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her fellow members of the “collected schizophrenias” but to those who wish to understand it as well.
- Welcome to the Autistic Community by Autistic Self Advocacy Network
We hope it will help you understand autism better, and answer some questions you have about autism. We also want non-autistic people to read the book. It can show you how to make life better for autistic people.
- Are We Free Yet?: The Black Queer Guide to Divorcing America by Tina Strawn
- Finding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis
- The Women's House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison by Hugh Ryan
- Angela Davis: An Autobiography by Angela Y. Davis
- Making a Scene by Constance Wu
- Wendy Carlos: A Biography by Amanda Sewell
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration by Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts
- How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith
- Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman by Michele Wallace
- Don't Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri
- Don't Let It Get You Down by Savala Nolan
- Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton
- Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning: A Resource for More Purposeful, Effective, and Enjoyable College Teaching
- There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities by Ingrid R. G. Waldron
- Transgender History: The Roots of Today's Revolution by Susan Stryker
- Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
- The Sum of Us: What Racism Cost Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGee
- Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by Bell Hooks
- Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
- Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics by Jamila Michener
- Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (Volume 27 - California Series in Public Anthropology)
- The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border by Francisco Cantu
- Project 562
Project 562 is a multi-year national photography project dedicated to photographing over 562 federally recognized Tribes, urban Native communities.
- Crocker Art Museum
- Oakland Museum of California
- Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) is a migratory museum that shares Asian Pacific American history, art, and culture through innovative museum experiences online and throughout the U.S.
- Jewish American Heritage Month
This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
- National Women’s History Museum (NWHM)
NWHM is an innovative online museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society.
- Oakland Museum of California
OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage for visitors from the region, the state, and around the world.
- African American Museum and Library of Oakland
Your Oakland Public Library empowers all people to explore, connect, and grow.
- The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Welcome to the Searchable Museum
- Centenary of the Tulsa Race Massacre
Berkeley Conversations. A moderated panel discussion to commemorate the centenary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, which occurred in 1921 in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma in an area known as “Black Wall Street.” Although the massacre is not found in most American history books, it is widely regarded as one of the most terrifying events of racial violence to occur in the US. Armed, white mobs murdered hundreds of Blacks and set fire to a prosperous Black area, the Greenwood District, both displacing and economically devastating thousands of Black residents. While many of the exact details are unknown, recent excavations to locate mass burial sites and interviews with descendants of Black residents are shedding more light onto these events.
- 400th Commemoration of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice film series(link is external)
A Netflix documentary exposing racial inequality within the criminal justice system
- True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality
- The Kalief Browder Story
This six-episode docuseries recounts how 16-year-old Kalief Browder was accused of stealing a backpack, but went on to spend three years in prison because his family couldn’t afford his bail and the system had no place for him. Browder spent two of his three years in solitary confinement on Rikers Island without ever being convicted of a crime and died by suicide two years after his release.
- I Am Not Your Negro
Documentary envisioning the book James Baldwin was never able to finish
- John Lewis: Good Trouble
An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career.
- The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
A treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish filmmakers, after languishing in a basement of a TV station for 30 years, into an irresistible mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling the evolution one of our nation's most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement. Featuring candid interviews with the movement's most explosive revolutionary minds, including Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Stokely Carmichael, and Kathleen Cleaver, the film explores the community, people and radical ideas of the movement. Music by Questlove and Om'Mas Keith, and commentary from and modern voices including Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles. Available on PBS and Amazon Prime
- The Black Panther. Vanguard of the Revolution
- Eyes on the Prize
The preeminent documentary series on the Civil Rights Movement. Narrated by political and civil rights leader Julian Bond, this six-part, 14-hour series covers all of the major, transformative events from 1954 to 1985, including the Montgomery bus boycott in 1954, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the birth of the Black Power Movement, and the courageous acts of the crusaders that contributed along the way.
- Race - The Power of an Illusion
- Cracking the Codes
Film by World Trust (structural racism)
- Healing Justice
A film by World Trust
- Whose Streets
When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.
- Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
- The House I Live In
PBS. For the past 40 years, the war on drugs has resulted in more than 45 million arrests, $1 trillion dollars in government spending, and America’s role as the world’s largest jailer. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available than ever. Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories of those on the front lines — from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge — and offers a penetrating look at the profound human rights implications of America’s longest war.
- The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
As she fights the tide of violence against trans women, activist Victoria Cruz probes the suspicious 1992 death of her friend Marsha P. Johnson. Netflix
- Fruitvale Station
A film with Michael B. Jordan about the killing of Oscar Grant
- If Beale Street Could Talk
Based on a novel by James Baldwin, this film is directed by Barry Jenkins. Available on Hulu and Amazon Prime
Available on Hulu and rent on Prime Video. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
- When They See Us
A Netflix miniseries from Ava DuVernay about the Central Park Five
- The Stoop, Stories from across the Black diaspora</a
- GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp Podcast is a 21-day walking meditation series to remember where we came from and to gather strength for the road ahead.
- Speaking Our Truth, Podcast for Change</a
- Land(ing) Back</a
- IllumiNative On-Air</a
- Who Belongs
Othering & Belonging Institute podcast
- History is Gay
- Good Ancestor Podcast
- Resistance Podcast
The Latinx empowerment podcast discussing politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma!
- Code Switch
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. National Public Radio
- 1619 Podcast
New York Times
- Hella Black
Hella Black Podcast is an Oakland-based audio experience brought to you by Delency Parham and Blake Simons. With each episode, we hope to educate and inform our listeners on all things related to Blackness. Our podcast is important because it uplifts the voices of Black radical organizers who are doing the work in the field. Often times our narratives are not told. Both Blake and Delency are community organizers in Oakland as well as educators. They founded #PeoplesBreakfastOakland which serves the houseless population. In the wake of global white supremacy, it is important to support organizers who are in the field.
- All My Relations
a podcast exploring what it means to be a Native person in 2019. To be an Indigenous person is to be engaged in relationships—relationships to land and place, to a people, to non-human relatives, and to one another, and to think through Indigeneity in all its complexities. On each episode hosts Matika Wilbur (Tulalip and Swinomish) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation), delve into a different topic facing Native peoples today, bringing in guests from all over Indian Country to offer perspectives and stories. We dive deep, play some games, laugh a lot, cry sometimes, and hope that you’ll join us on this journey together.
- Self Evident. Asian American Stories
Stories that reveal and reshape the social and political narratives that shape our past, present, and future. Each episode presents an in-depth story or conversation from specific communities within the Asian diaspora in America. We bring Asian American voices into the national conversation as they’ve never been heard before — across generations, across cultures, and across class.
- 70 Million
A Peabody-nominated documentary podcast investigating how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards. Reporters travel around the country and hear from people directly impacted by encounters with jails and adjacent policies, and from those committed to reversing the negative effects on people and communities.
- 12 Great Podcasts That Discuss Race and Racism in America
- Scene on Radio. Seeing White
Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth, it’s an old story. Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for? Host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017. The series editor is Loretta Williams.
- john powell on rejecting white supremacy, embracing belonging- Berkeley Talks
- Bryan Stevenson on how America can heal
The Ezra Klein Show (Podcast)
- Racism’s Punishing Reach
The Daily, New York Times
- A Decade of Watching Black People Die
Code Switch podcast
- ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’ – On Being podcast with Resmaa Menakem June 2020 (race, trauma and the body)
- Slaves of the State (2016 | 13 min) In a video presentation produced by C-SPAN, Dennis Childs, associate professor of African American Literature at UC San Diego, discusses his book, Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary, which examines how the 13th Amendment succeeds in perpetuating modern-day slavery.
- We Can't Recover From This History Until We Deal With It (January 30, 2019 | 6 min)
video produced by Harvard Law with Bryan Stevenson, lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson speaks to our country's need to talk about racism.
- Ways to Help Combat Racism: 'Your Apology is Not Enough' (June 1, 2020 | 5 min)
Dr. Dayo Gore, associate professor of ethnic and critical gender studies at UC San Diego, speaks with ABC News 10 on what support looks like beyond words and marches. Ways to Help Combat Racism (PDF)
- How Redlining Contributed to Health Disparities (July 13, 2020 | 8 min); How Redlining Contributed to Health Disparities (PDF)
- West Coast Water Justice
A podcast about grassroots water justice in the Western United States. We interview experts about their local watersheds and how the health of our water impacts every facet of our lives and future generations.
- Think Inclusive
Think Inclusive exists to build bridges between families, educators, and disability rights advocates to create a shared understanding of inclusive education and what inclusion looks like in the real world.
- Steps to Autism Acceptance Podcast
We join organizations that aspire to autism acceptance more than awareness, and we understand acceptance as an action
- About Race
- Combing The Roots
formerly known as Healing Justice Podcast
- Bringing It Home: Artists Reconnecting Cultural Heritage with Community (Native American Heritage Month)
- Changing the way we see Native Americans
- #LandBack: What does it mean & how do you enact it?
- “Education Liberates” featuring bell hooks and Be target="_blank" rel="noopener"ttina Love
- BLACK JOY, a Rhode Island PBS Original three-part series
- https://art21.org/theme/black-american-experiences/ Black American Experiences
- https://art21.org/playlist/history-reimagined/ History Reimagined
- Thinking About Race, Racism, and Policing After the Chauvin Verdict
Berkeley Conversations. The death of George Floyd, and the many black and brown people who have died at the hands of the police before and since, require careful examination of the long history of race and racism in policing in the United States. Is meaningful reform of policing possible? Is the answer abolition and what would that mean? Some of our leading experts on campus on this topic will discuss these important questions.
- Women for Change: Working with Women to Help Cocoa Growing Communities Thrive
- "A Seat at the Table" Isn't the Solution for Gender Equity
- Structural Racism and COVID19: The Political Divide, Re-Opening the Society and Health Impacts on People of Color
- Race, Law and Education
Berkeley Conversations. Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky hosts a panel focused on issues of race and the law concerning K-12 education in the United States. Speakers include:
- Prudence Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley
- Chris Edley, Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
- Maria Echaveste, President & CEO, Opportunity Institute
- Mark Rosenbaum, Attorney, Public Counsel (the largest pro bono law firm)
- Race & the Environment
Berkeley Conversations. Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky hosted a discussion on race and the environment, examining issues of environmental racism and how pollution and other environmental problems disproportionately affect people of color. Speakers included:
- Charisma Acey, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of City & Regional Planning
- Claudia Polsky, Director, Environmental Law Clinic & Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
- john a. powell, Director, Othering & Belonging Institute & Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
- Race & the criminal justice system
Berkeley Conversations. Racism infects every aspect of the criminal justice system. A panel of UC Berkeley professors looked at issues concerning race and criminal justice.
- Race, voting & elections
Berkeley Conversations. Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky with Professors Kathy Abrams, Abhay Aneja, Taeku Lee, Ian Haney López, and Bertrall Ross for a discussion of how race affects our electoral system, especially in an election amidst a pandemic.
- Race, Law and Health Policy
Berkeley Conversations. COVID-19 has had a dramatically different effect on African-American and Latinx communities. This reflects enormous racial inequalities in health and health care in the United States. A panel of Berkeley professors will discuss race, law, and health policy.
- Structural Racism and COVID19: The Political Divide, Re-Opening the Society and health Impacts on People of Color
Berkeley Conversations. Recent California data show that citizen perspectives on rolling back shelter-in-place and other public health provisions related to COVID-19 are highly politicized and racialized. This conversation featured experts john powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, Cristina Mora, Co-Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, and Mahasin Mujahid, Epidemiologist, School of Public Health who explored the impact of a polarized society on COVID-19, especially for vulnerable populations.
- James Baldwin's talk at UC Berkeley,
January 15, 1979. in Wheeler Hall
- The 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley
- Race, Racism, and Racialization in History: An Ethnic Studies Perspective
co-sponsored by UC Berkeley's Arts and Ideas Live Online, The Department of Ethnic Studies,
Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, and Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
- Implicit Bias
video series – UCLA
- Be a co-conspirator for racial justice
(5 min video – Bettina Love)
- The future of race in America – Michelle Alexander TED talk
- Addressing Anti-Blackness on Campus: Implications for Educators and Institutions
- Racism has a cost for everyone
Heather McGhee TED talk May 2020
- Confronting Injustice
Bryan Stevenson, SXSW talk, 2015
- MSNBC: This Is Us
(August 6, 2019 | 3 min) - Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr., distinguished professor at Princeton University, attempts to answer host Nicole Wallace's question,
- Ex-Slaves talk about Slavery in the USA
- Breaking Down The 1619 Project & History of Slavery in America w/ Nikole Hannah-Jones
- Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. How Is It Different From PTSD?
- The US medical system is still haunted by slavery
- Tulsa's Black Wall Street massacre
- Mass Incarceration: Envisioning A Moral Future, Featuring Michelle Alexander
- Earth Day Live Series
Earth Day Live event series explores Earth’s urgent environmental issues and examines a variety of approaches to protect our shared home.
- The urgency of intersectionality
Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm.
- Indigenous Peoples' History Webinar
- Recorded Webinars from the National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonian
- Student Mental Health Matters
- CORA Learning Webinars
Includes series on Black Minds Matter and Racelighting from Dr. J. Luke Wood, Dr. Frank Harris III, and others
- Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network Webinars
AWN is committed to recognizing and celebrating diversity and the many intersectional experiences in our community.
- Organization for Autism Research Webinars
- National LGBTQIA+ Health Education
- International Women's Day Webinar Series: Gender, COVID-19, and Human Rights
- USC Center for Urban Education Online Resources
- PBS 8 Part tools for Anti-Racist Teaching - All Levels
This series investigates the ways in which racism, mental health, history, and education intersect. Discover tools to deepen your understanding, turn knowledge into action, and create immediate, positive change in the fight against anti-Black racism in education.
- The RP Group
- USC Race and Equity Center
- Advancing Leaders Institute (ALI) by UC Davis Wheelhouse Center
- National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center</a
- California Indian History Curriculum Coalition Publications & Media List
- The Coalition on Homelessness
- National Coalition for the Homeless
- NorCal Resist
- The Gender Health Center
- CHIRLA aims to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees.
- Sacramento Public LIbrary
- The Association of California Community College Administrators
- California Conference for Equality and Justice
- California Community Colleges’ Success Network
- Asian Resources Center
Asian Resources, Inc. (ARI) is a nonprofit community-based organization that offers many in-person different services such as ESL classes, financial coaching, and emergency rental services. 6270 Elder Creek Rd, Sacramento, CA 95824
- Association for the Study of African American Life and History>
The mission of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH®) is to promote, research, preserve, interpret, and disseminate information about Black life, history, and culture to the global community.
- Human Library
The Human Library® is a global innovative and hands-on learning platform. We are embedded in high school to higher learning, medical training to civic engagement to better our understanding of diversity in order to help create more inclusive and cohesive communities across cultural, religious, social, and ethnic differences.
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Linked to ASAN Accessibility Resources. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism.
- UC Berkeley ORIAS
The Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS) exists to help k-12 and community college educators improve their understanding of global issues, expand their knowledge of World History, and integrate international topics into courses across disciplines.
- My Sister's House
My Sister's House is a non-profit organization based in the Greater Sacramento Area and serves to support women and children survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. My Sister's House 24-Hour Support Line: (916) 428-3271
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) or chat online.
- The National Women’s History Alliance
- Trans Life Line (877) 565-8860. Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for the community that’s been divested from police since day one. Run by and for trans people.
- Berkeley Curated Collections and Websites
Extensive list of resources and anti-racist/DEIA-focused materials used as a reference resource to help populate this list.
- UN Women
The UN organization delivering programs, policies, and standards that uphold women’s human rights and ensure that every woman and girl lives up to her full potential.
Translash is a nonprofit digital communication group committed to supporting transgender/nonbinary/intersex/two-spirit people through trans stories to save trans lives.>T