June 19, 2020
A webpage in CPIR’s series Talking About Race
This section of our series identifies for you a small sampling of websites and organizations that focus on issues of race and what we can do to achieve racial justice and equity. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these organizations and the materials they offer are compelling to explore.
Racial Equity Resource Guide
This guide will connect you with organizations working within the field of racial equity; guides and workshops; and resources on a variety of issues and topics. These organizations range from grassroots organizations, to academic institutions, to national advocacy organizations, and more. You can filter your search of each of these types of resources based on area of focus (Media & communications, Research for action, Racial healing, and Organizational alliances).
National Museum of African American History and Culture
“A people’s journey, a nation’s story” | The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has launched Talking About Race, a online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture. The online portal provides digital tools, online exercises, video instructions, scholarly articles and more than 100 multimedia resources tailored for educators, parents and caregivers—and individuals committed to racial equality.
Anguish and Action
While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve. Find resources to learn what you can do to create a more just and equitable world. Created by The Obama Foundation.
Black Lives Matter
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. On BLM’s website you can find chapters in the US, download toolkits (such as Healing Action toolkit; TalkAbout Trayvon: A Toolkit for White People; and TrayvonMeEnseñó in Spanish); and watch Activist Shorts (short videos featuring activists and leaders discussing their local work).
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators and others who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use the Teaching Tolerance materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants. The program emphasizes social justice and anti-bias. Have a look in particular at the materials and suggestions under Teaching about Race, Racism, and Police Violence.
The Equity Assistance Center Network
There are four equity assistance centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They provide assistance in the areas of race, gender, national origin, and religion to public school districts to promote equal educational opportunities. The materials you’ll find on any of their websites are rich with insight into the heart of equity.
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Helpful Websites and Organizations (you’re already here)