Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Mission

In an effort to respect and recognize the diverse populations within our organization, the committee’s goal is to include representation from all sectors, races and genders.

Suggested Resources

Read

Books for adults
• Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde and Cheryl Clarke
• Assata: An Autobiography, by Assata Shakur and Angela Davis
• Making all Black Lives Matter, by Barbara Ransby
• Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow, by Daniel Hunter
• Killing Rage: Ending Racism, by Bell Hooks
• From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
• Freedom is a Constant Struggle, by Angela Y. Davis
• Coming of Age in Mississippi, by Ann Moody
• I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
• When They Call You a Terrorist, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
• Killing the Black Body, by Dorothy Roberts
• The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
• Me and White Supremacy, by Layla F. Saad and Robin J DiAngelo
• Say Her Name, by Kimberlé Crenshaw, Andrea J. Ritchie, et al.
• Breathe: A Letter to My Sons, by Imani Perry
• Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, by Melissa V. Harris-Perry
• Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, by Saidiya Hartman
• Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, by Tricia Rose
• Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, by Simone Browne
• The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
• The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
• Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, by Monique Morris, Mankaprr Conteh, et al.
• Eloquent Rage, by Brittney Cooper
• So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
• The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race, by Jesmyn Ward
• White Rage, by Carol Anderson
• Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, by Beverly Daniel Tatum
• Why I’m no Longer Talking to White People About Race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge
• Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900, by Jacqueline Jones Royster
• Natives and Race: Class in the Ruins of Empire, by Akala
• Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
• Medical Apartheid, by Harriet A. Washington
• Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, by Paul Kivel
• Witnessing Whiteness, by Shelly Tochluk
• Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race, by Derald Wing Sue
• The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching about Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know, by Tema Jon Okun
• Towards the Other America: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter, by Chris Crass
• Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race, by Frances Kendall
• The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics, Revised and Expanded Edition, by George Lipsitz
• Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving
• How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood, by Jim Grimsley
• Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories, by Eddie Moore, Marguerite W. Penick-Parks, and Ali Michael
• Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The 21st Century Challenge to White America, by Joseph Barndt
• Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism, and History, by Vron Ware, Mikki Kendall
• Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence, by Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain
• We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America, by Elizabeth Betita Martinez, Matt Meyer, Mandy Carter, Cornel West, Alice Walker, and Sonia Sanchez
• Acting White?: Rethinking Race in Post-Racial America, by Devon W. Carbado, Mitu Gulati
• Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy, by Chris Crass, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, and Chris Dixon
• Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi
• White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, by Tim Wise
• White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson
• How to be an Anti-Racist, by Ibram X. Kendi
• Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
• Native Son, by Richard Wright
• … more at https://www.charisbooksandmore.com/understanding-and-dismantling-racism-booklist-white-readers

Books for kids
• I am Rosa Parks, by Brad Meltzer
• I am Martin Luther King, Jr, by Brad Meltzer
• A is for Activist, by Innosanto Nagara
• Sulive, by Lupita Nyong’o
• Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña
• Not my Idea, by Anastasia Higginbotham
• The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson
• Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, by Vashti Harrison
• Let’s Talk About Race, by Julius Lester
• The Skin I’m In, by Pat Thomas
• A Kid’s Book About Racism, by Jelani Memory
• The Colors of Us, by Karen Katz

Watch

• Oprah Winfrey’s conversation on OWN: Where do we go from here?( https://youtu.be/09ysfL2SlHo, https://youtu.be/1jy6LpivqIM)
• 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay (Netflix)
• Just Mercy
• American Son (Netflix)
• The Hate You Give (Cinemax)
• When They See Us (Netflix)
• King in the Wilderness (HBO)
• If Beale St Could Talk (Hulu)

Listen

• 1619 (New York Times)
• About Race
• Code Switch (NPR)
• Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
• The Stoop, hosted by Hana Baba and Leila Day

Donate

• NAACP Legal Defense Fund (http://naacpldf.org)
• American Civil Liberties Union (http://www.aclu.org)
• Reclaim the Block (http://www.reclaimtheblock.org)
• Know Your Rights Camp (http://www.knowyourrightscamp.com)
• Black Lives Matter (http://www.blacklivesmatter.com)
• Campaign Zero (http://www.joincampaignzero.org)
• Equal Justice Initiative (http://www.eji.org)
• The Marshall Project (http://themarshallproject.org)