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Staying the Distance New Resources – May 2021
Dear RET Community,
As we reflect this week on George Floyd’s life and legacy, the
#BlackLivesMatter movement becoming the largest movement in U.S. history and galvanizing millions to end state-sanctioned violence, and witnessing D. Chauvin being found guilty, we share a quote we posted last year in June, from Alicia Garza, Principal at Black Futures Lab and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter:
“Ending police violence is a long game. It takes organizing. Protest to up the ante. Public and private pressure. Electoral organizing strategies. Telling new stories about us and what we are fighting for. … We gotta stop looking for easy answers and instead join the hard work… This is a marathon that no one wants to run.”
We believe in our collective strength to dismantle the system of white supremacy and systemic racism. We believe in our radical imagination to dream a just liberatory future. We believe transformation is possible through our interconnected and movement building community work, our enduring commitment to racial justice, and our love and compassion for our shared humanity.
Today we are sharing
93 new resources, ranging from a few classics to articles with fresh thinking and analysis to recently released tools and reports. These resources showcase the brilliance of so many individuals and organizations. We encourage you not only to explore the resources but to learn more about the people and organizations involved—and don’t forget to support them too! A few notes as you explore the site:
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New Racial Equity Tools Resources
FUNDAMENTALS Afrofuturism – Amplifying Black Futures and Voices: A Resource for Change Workers Laura Burney Nissen, Social Work Futures ‘BIPOC’ Isn’t Doing What You Think It’s Doing Andrea Plaid and Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, Newsweek The Inadequacy of the Term “Asian American” Li Zhou, Vox The Origin of the Phrase “Women of Color” Loretta Ross, SisterSong; Western States Center Everyday Discrimination Scale David R. Williams, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Decolonizing Curriculum and Pedagogy Kahérakwas Donna Goodleaf et al., Concordia University Centre for Teaching and Learning The Ideology of White Supremacy: What Lies Beneath Scot Nakagawa, We Fight the Right The White Republic and the Struggle for Racial Justice Bob Wing, Organizing Upgrade The Difference Between Allies and Co-Conspirators Bettina Love Divorcing White Supremacy Culture Tema Okun The GOP’s ‘Critical Race Theory’ Obsession Adam Harris, The Atlantic The War on Critical Race Theory David Theo Goldberg, Boston Review An Accessibility Checklist for Virtual Events Yabsera Faris, The Communications Network Transcending Jewish Trauma Jo Kent Katz et al. Palestine, Zionism, and Racial Justice: An Introduction SURJ-Faith Organizing for Racial Justice: A Timeline Alyssa Smaldino and Hafizah Omar, Living Cities Richmond’s African Burial Ground Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project Solidarity Should Be the Basis of White Anti-Racism, Not “Allyship” Nick French, Jacobin Freedom Song: Interviews from Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 Curated by Michelle Kelley, American Archive of Public Broadcasting To Build the Post-Pandemic Future, We Must Imagine Radical Alternatives Stellan Vinthagen, Resistance Studies, Waging Nonviolence International Decade for People of African Descent, 2015-2024 United Nations Fatal Force: Police Shootings Database, 2015-2021 The Washington Post Rent Debt in America: Dashboard National Equity Atlas How Maps Can Help Fight Racism and Inequality Derek H. Alderman and Joshua F.J. Inwood, YES! Magazine Contemporary White Antiracism The Cross Cultural Solidarity History Project Anti-Racism Resource Guide: Why Co-Conspirators? Tufts University Colonization Reading List Nick Timmerman, H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online Black Lives Matter: Anti-Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists Dorlee Michaeli, SocialWork.Career Pandemic Reflections Blog Series Put People First! PA The Survivors: Stories of People Released from ICE Detention During the COVID-19 Pandemic ACLU 3 Principles for an Antiracist, Equitable State Response to COVID-19 — and a Stronger Recovery C. Sanders, M. Leachman, and E. Williams, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) Addressing Anti-Asian Hate and Violence John Landesman et al., EquityMatters!, MCPS Equity Initiatives Unit
PLAN Contextualizing Anti-Asian Violence in Atlanta Su Choe, YES! Magazine The Rising Tide of Violence and Discrimination Against Asian American and Pacific Islander Women and Girls D. Pillai, A. J. Yellow Horse, and R. Jeung, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) How the Foster System Has Become Ground Zero for the US Drug War Movement for Family Power (MFP) In Search of Reparatory Justice: A Child-Family Welfare Act for Black Descendants of Captive and Enslaved Africans in the U.S. Stephanie Franklin, National Association of Counsel for Children, The Guardian upEND Movement Nurturing Resistance & Joy in Black Children EmbraceRace Shuumi Land Tax Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, Led by Urban Indigenous Women The Bitter History Behind the Highways Occupied by Protesters Olivia Paschal, Facing South The Emerging Movement for Police and Prison Abolition Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker The Chauvin Verdict, Ma’Khia Bryant’s Killing and Why We Must Resist Settling for the Breadcrumbs of Justice Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) Building the Social Justice Architecture for Impact Investing Millard “Mitty” Owens, Nonprofit Quarterly Campaign for Fiscal Equity Alliance for Quality Education (NY) This College Admissions Season, Let’s End the Odious, Racist Practice of Recommendations Melody Moezzi, NBC News Re-Imagining Outcomes-Based Funding: Using Metrics to Foster Higher Education Equity The Education Trust A Call to Build Trust and Center Values in Foods Systems Work S. Anderson, K. Colasanti, N. Didla, and C. Ogden, Center for Regional Food Systems, MSU Creating Community Controlled, Deeply Affordable Housing: A Resource Toolkit for Community Activists & Allied Community-Based Housing Developers Peter Sabonis and Zachary Murray, et al., Partners for Dignity & Rights Encuentro: Defending Migrant Rights Across the Americas Maria Hinojosa, Manuel Pastor, et al., USC Dornsife Equity Research Institute (ERI) Solidarity Not Charity – Grantmaking in the Solidarity Economy Nati Linares and Caroline Woolard, Grantmakers in the Arts Indigenous Ways of Giving + Sharing: Indigenous-led Funds Landscape Scan Report Itoah Scott-Enns, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Is a Collective Responsibility. Reparations Are a Solution. Jen Ford Reedy and Edgar Villanueva, USA Today Reparations The Cross Cultural Solidarity History Project Still Fierce, Still Fighting: A Reproductive Justice Agenda for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Priscilla Huang et al., National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Community Safety in Tumultuous Times Ejeris Dixon, The Forge Just Healing Resource Site The Voting Rights Alliance Building an Ecosystem of Support for Local Governments to Advance Racial Equity Julie Bosland, Living Cities We Were There: Reckoning with Living Cities’ History on Race Shannon Jordy and Jeff Raderstrong, Living Cities Putting Equity at the Heart of Our Mission: A Snapshot of PPGNY’s Journey Fiona Kanagasingam, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Calling In Not Calling Out Loretta Ross, Wang Symposium, Pacific Lutheran University Ending White Supremacy Culture: A Resource for Naming What We Mean When We Say Community Hafizah Omar, Living Cities History Shows That Sustained, Disruptive Protests Work Kevin A. Young, YES! Magazine Power, Regeneration & Wholeness Miriam Zoila Pérez, Move to End Violence Liberatory Design: Mindsets and Modes to Design for Equity T. Anaissie, V. Cary, D. Clifford, T. Malarkey, S. Wise, et al., Liberatory Design Methodologies Highlander Research and Education Center
ACT Race and Healing: A Body Practice Resmaa Menakem with Krista Tippett, The On Being Project Guide to Trauma-Informed De-Escalation During Actions and Protests Open Table Nashville Why Ongoing Power Building Matters and How Every Nonprofit Can Do It Louisa Hackett and Mohan Sikka, Nonprofit Quarterly Building the Engine of Community Development in Detroit (BECDD) Southerners On New Ground (SONG) A Leadership Pedagogy for Women of Color Organizers Trish Adobea Tchume and Aida Cuadrado Bozzo, et al., Calling In & Up We Power Policy Toolkit S. Noor, A.K. Rogers-Wright, and A. Giancatarino, et al., We Power Policy Conflict Resolution with Power and Privilege in Mind Amy Benson and Kad Smith, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services Movement and Space: Creating Dialogue on Systemic Racism from the Modern Civil Rights Movement to the Present Camille Jackson and Jeff Sapp, et al., Civil Rights Memorial Center, SPLC Connecting Public Dialogue to Action and Change Sarah L. Campbell, et al., Everyday Democracy Workbook Generational Differences in Racial Equity Work Dax-Devlon Ross, Nonprofit Quarterly Solidarity Stories National Asian American Leaders Table, Working Group on COVID-19 Racism Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Equity Tool City of San Antonio 10 Ways to Make Executive Leadership Searches and Transitions Better and More Equitable Vu Le, NonProfit AF REIA: Racial Equity Impact Analysis: A Process for Change Tanya Cromey et al., City of Minneapolis, Division of Race & Equity Anti-Racism Roadmap for Everyday Action N. Ncube, P. Okundaye, et al., Matrix360 #TruthBeTold The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) Laws & Life in the Deep South SPLC Action Fund 500 Years of the Racial Wealth Gap: A Timeline Megan McGlinchey and Alyssa Smaldino, Living Cities Creating Cultures and Practices for Racial Equity Nayantara Sen and Terry Keleher, et al., Race Forward Young Palestinians Are Changing Old Geographies Mahmoud Muna, openDemocracy Young Indigenous Organizers Are Taking the Fight Against Oil Pipelines to Biden Nick Engelfried, Waging Nonviolence Waging Nonviolence The Real Reasons Many Organizations Are Still Unable to Diversify Their Board, Staff, Fundraising Committees, Etc. Vu Le, Nonprofit AF Decolonize Your Board Natalie A. Walrond, Stanford Social Innovation Review
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