Black History Month

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“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection."

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Anti-Oppression Network tells us that allyship is the active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating, in which a person in a position of privilege and power seeks to operate in solidarity with a marginalized group. It is a difficult, long-term commitment not for the fair-weathered. Please join us in allying with the Black community by participating, learning, and deepening your commitment.

Movies and Documentaries

TED Talks

  • T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison on The Trauma of Systemic Racism is Killing Black Women: Racism is traumatic. Oftentimes we are focused so much on legislative changes and urgent calls to action, that we neglect the emotional well being of Black people everywhere facing PTSD from this cyclical violence. Dive more into self-care as radical preservation with this joint TED talk.
  • Verna Myers on How To Overcome Our Biases? Walk Towards Them: #AllLivesMatter is the new color blind and both terms are proof that people fear being accused of biases more than they feel committed to addressing them. Let’s lose the shame and take bold steps deeper into your allyship.
  • Heather McGhee’s Racism Has A Cost for Everyone: My liberation is bound in yours. This is not a feel good statement but a reality when it comes to how racism impacts policy, budgets, and prevents us from achieving a society that works for us all
  • Marlon Peterson’s Am I Not Human?: Marlon Peterson is formerly incarcerated and one of the leading national experts on alternatives to incarceration. Learn about why we desperately need more empathy when it comes to addressing harm.
  • Rayna Gordon’s Don’t Be A Savior, Be An Ally: Sometimes with the best intentions we still fall short. Hear from Rayna about thoughtful allyship that seeks to uplift and support not take over or “save.”
  • Daisy Auger Dominguez’s Inclusion Revolution: Diversity and Inclusion Strategist Daisy Auger-Domínguez invites us to consider why creating workplaces where everyone feels heard, valued and seen is hard, complex and at times emotionally triggering.



Resources for Kids

Social Media Accounts

“Stay informed. Don’t stay silent. Speak up. Educate yourself. You can start by following some of these anti-racist Instagram accounts that serve as crucial resources in the fight against racism.”


Giving Back