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Resources that have been shared with our team:

The On Being Project  – On Being podcast episode that interviews Teju Cole. This episode masterfully weaves together the central themes of creative freedom, breadth of influence, social consciousness, and how people use their artistic expression to connect humanity. The dialogue between Mr. Cole and Ms. Tippett conveys a unifying message – we’re all connected by the virtue of our humanity.

Book –  White Fragility

Anti-racism resources for white people

28 Essential Books about Race and Racism

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

5 Racist Anti-Racist Responses “Good” White Women Give to Viral Posts by Katie Anthony

5 Ways White People Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence by SURJ on Medium

Uncivil Podcast: A history podcast from Gimlet Media, where we go back to the time our divisions turned into a war, and bring you stories left out of the official history.

White Lies Podcast

Pass the Mic Podcast – The Witness

Series of Articles – Systemic Inequality in America

Reading List – Anti-Racism

Publication – New Era of Public Safety: An Advocacy Toolkit for Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing 

6 Ways to Activate Beyond Social Media (Instagram post)

Black Lives Matter List of Ways You Can Help

Publication – 26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets

Talking About Race – National Museum of African American History & Culture


Organizations – The following organizations continuously work to fight systemic racism and oppression in the United States; they regularly offer several resources and a variety of ways to show support. If interested in learning more about their trainings and work, here’s a list we’ve come up with that is by no means comprehensive nor endorsed:

-Showing up for Racial Justice
-Black Lives Matter
-Human Rights Watch
-Minnesota Freedom Fund
-Movement for Black Lives
-Black Visions Collective (MN)
-Campaign Zero
-Know Your Rights Camp
-Color of Change