Community-Sourced Racial Justice + Equity Resources: Books, Articles, and Media
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By Layla F. Saad
By Ibram X. Kendi
By Kazu Haga
By Francie Diep, Chronicle of Higher Education
By Nastia Voynovskaya, KQED Arts
Inside the Kandi Dish
By Deepa Iyer, Medium
By Alterrell M.F. Mills, Medium
By Kathleen Osta, Medium
By Bishop William J. Barber, II, D.Min.
By Nicole Cameron, Elephant Journal
Smash Pages shared eight graphic novels that explore the issues of police brutality, the experiences of Black people, and working toward change.
Social Justice Resources for COVID–19 Rapid Response Series, published May 5, 2020.
The New York Times
A podcast from the College Art Association of America.
A Netflix documentary analyzing the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
“Revisit the turbulent 1960s, when a new revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party at the vanguard. Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.”
“Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.”
Say Her Name, a documentary about the life and death of Sandra Bland, is available to stream for free without a subscription through HBO.
“Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.”
Fruitvale Station is based on the true story of Oscar Grant III, a Bay Area resident who was killed by police at the Fruitvale Bart station on New Year’s Day in 2009.
“Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk is a soulful drama about a young couple fighting for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.”
“A powerful true story that follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his battle for justice as he defends a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence.”
“A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.”
Based on the true story of the Central Park Five: Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, and Korey Wise.
Learn more about racial injustice and the Black experience in America with this collection of films, series and documentaries.
For this month and all year round, Hulu curated a list of Black Stories, a collection of hundreds of films and series from its library, spanning a variety of genres.
“Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans, and trying to solve these problems requires changes in major parts of our system. Here's a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it.”
Webinar hosted by Magna Publications. Recorded June 18, 2020.
USC Race & Equity Center