When George Floyd was murdered, it demonstrated the systemic marginalization that persists throughout the world, including Canada. By no means are we experts on the topic of anti-racism, but we are doing our best to learn and grow as much as possible. There are many voices speaking out — voices that ought to be heard and voices we would like to amplify.
Please find an ongoing list of resources below, compiled by our staff, coaches and members. We will continue to update these resources as we continue to learn more and become more informed.
If you have any resources you’ve found helpful that you’d like to add to this list, please message us on Instagram (@alchemycommunityfitness) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Resources For the Black Community
- These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids
- White Fragility – Robin Diangelo
- So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Olua
- Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults
- 31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
- Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’
- Fare of the Free Child podcast
- Integrated Schools podcast episode “Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey”
Articles to read:
- “America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)
- Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists
- ”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)
- The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine
- The Combahee River Collective Statement
- “The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)
- Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD
- “Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?” by Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020)
- ”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
- “Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)
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