Learning Resources

This list is in progress and we are always adding to it. Feel free to reach out to us at info@surjmarin.org if you have suggestions.

Scene On Radio: Seeing White — A 14-part documentary series exploring whiteness in America—where it came from, what it means, and how it works.

 

Teaching Tolerance: Teaching Hard History — A Framework for Teaching American Slavery

 

Reveal: The red line: Racial disparities in lending

 

Ways & Means: Who is White?

 

Uncivil: A new 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.

SURJ National

 

SURJ Bay Area

 

Students for Social Justice at College of Marin: We are a group of thoughtful and committed COM students and faculty dedicated to the proactive betterment of society on a local, national and global level.

Black Lives Matter

 

Movement for Black Lives 

 

The White Buffalo Woman Council (WBWC) The White Buffalo Woman Council’s mission is to promote an indigenous perspective in current social, cultural, environmental, and political issues by engaging in meaningful works, promoting equity for Indigenous Peoples, and advocating for the well being and harmony of the earth and all living beings.  The White Buffalo Woman Council’s aspiration is “to live in a good way” (as defined in the Native Code of Ethics) and to make positive change for all peoples through education, legislation, and direct action.

The Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) joins local health departments to create public health equity

The Center for Equity & Inclusion is a consultant and expert in DEI work to create equitable outcomes

 

Race Forward (formerly the Center for Social Inclusion) has many resources on structural racism and completing equity assessments for workspaces

 

The Governmental Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) is a leader in transitioning governmental organizations from policies with implicit racial bias to anti-racist practices

 

The Winters Group – POC leaders in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, including in corporate settings

 

An incredible offering from award-winning DEI leader Mary-Frances Winters, Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit, was written in part for white people: “I ask white people to read this book not only to be educated on the history of racism but also to be motivated to become an antiracist, an ally, and a power broker for systemic change.” Pre-order this book today (you can pre-order to a local bookstore)!

Anti-racism resources for white people (including books, podcasts, etc) by Sarah Sophie Flicker & Alyssa Klein 

 

A working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources by M. Div candidates: Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, and Bailie Gregory.

 

Resources to Engage with Anti Racism compiled Kaytee Fink, with up to date talks/interviews/ recommended reading  from & with Activists from around the world.

 

Resources for Accountability and Action for Black Lives by Clarisa Johnson

 

An incredible video series from the Black Lives Matter Movement entitled “What Matters”

 

Webinar on Intervention & White Nationalism from CRC & Allies and Accomplices 

 

Sign a petition to demand investment in Black communities to ensure Black people not only survive, but thrive, through defunding police

Justice in June – make a daily commitment to becoming an active ally to the Black community by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace

 

UC Berkeley’s Other and Belonging Institute has countless resources to learn, including regular free webinars

 

On the characteristics of White Supremacy Culture and Antidotes from SURJ national

 

Movement Generation’s Justice & Ecology Project webinars, upcoming June 16th & 30th

 

A 2 part podcast with Ruth Wilson Gilmore on Abolition: “Where Life is Precious, Life is Precious” and “From Carceral Divestment to Community Reinvestment”

 

Making meaning in this Moment with the Rising Majority and Movement for Black Lives

 

Yale Open Course on African American History – free with taped lectures and syllabus

 

11-Step Guide to Understanding Race, Racism, and White Privilege” by Jon Greenberg,
http://citizenshipandsocialjustice.com

 

“America Divided: A House Divided” Follow Norman Lear as he explores the housing divide and affordability crisis in New York City.