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Recommended reading, listening and viewing in support of anti-racism

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The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building challenge: 
https://www.eddiemoorejr.com/21daychallenge

Reni Eddo-Lodge’s podcasts About Race: https://www.aboutracepodcast.com/

How racist are you? – Jane Elliot brings her approach to the UK:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqv9k3jbtYU

BBC – Why Are People Racist?  https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/why-are-people-racist/p07x4zqm

Systemic Racism explained (from the USA): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrHIQIO_bdQ&feature=youtu.be

Let’s get to the root of racial injustice by Megan Ming Francis | TEDxRainier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aCn72iXO9s

Gary Younge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGFwxcjAbnM   

Why Every Environmentalist Should Be Anti-Racist by Leah Thomas: https://www.vogue.com/article/why-every-environmentalist-should-be-anti-racist

Seeing white: https://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/

Sister Outsider by Audrey Lorde

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad

Say Your Mind by Kelechi Okafor

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo Lodge  

Books and social media feeds of: Afua Hirsch, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Akala, Kehinde Andrews, Darren Chetty 

The Memory of Me by Lemn Sissay. Following the publication of his new memoir My Name Is Why, writer Lemn Sissay tells Alan Yentob what it was like to grow up as the only black child in a sleepy market town outside Wigan in the 1970s. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000l4kr

David Oyelowo discusses the racism he has faced: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8392483/David-Oyelowo-tearfully-discusses-racism-family-faced-impassioned-video.html 
“Link arms with me as we go into a future that is better than the past”

Leona Lewis shares her experience of racism in the UK  “Don’t stay silent. Say something!“: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAoNOu3oKKo

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock and singer and broadcaster Jamelia share their experiences with racism in their lives, with Jamelia saying “I’ve experienced racism every day of my life.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k-qL7mA2fI

Black Lives Matter in Rural England: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/newsbeat-53283565/black-lives-matter-in-rural-england#

Gal-dem.  An online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour: https://gal-dem.com/  and on Twitter and Instagram

Emmanuel Acho – Uncomfortable conversations: https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/07/13/emmanuel-acho-uncomfortable-conversations

Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino in discussion about race in society, “If we stand together in the fight, we’ve got a chance.” https://www.trollfootball.me/news/view/if-we-stand-together-in-fight-weve-got-a-chance

Sonya Renee Taylor on tackling racism with action:  https://apple.news/AJbBAg5hGSpGsZybLFc9hOg

The School That Tried to End Racism, Channel 4:
https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-school-that-tried-to-end-racism/on-demand/67448-001

How to tell someone they sound racist – Jay Smooth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Ti-gkJiXc

Focus on the why by Kimberly Jones: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CA5gksAgvxJ/?utm_source=ig_embed  

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/black-lives-matter-write-your-mp

Fighting Anti-Blackness SOAS Student Union Resource Pack: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gS_Bj4F5jiCXYL5E1njANZvzuPhY6sjHeCp9MOwHkT0/edit  

Ensuring equal outdoor access for the UK’s black and ethnic minority communities: https://adventureuncovered.com/stories/ensuring-equal-outdoor-access-for-the-uk-s-black-and-ethnic-minority-communities/

A Free Thinking discussion in which Bernardine Evaristo, Keith Piper, Miranda Kaufmann and Kehinde Andrews look at Black British History https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b081tkr9

The shadow of slavery is discussed by Dr Katie Donington, Dr Christienna Fryar, Rosanna Amaka and Juliet Gilkes Romero https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000f7d5

Everything You Never Knew about Indian History  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b069yb6k

Curtis Austin: Black Panthers, White Lies. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPN8LHVeFYA

NBC interview with Dr Martin Luther King Jr. 11 months before he was assassinated “After Civil Rights, Black Power”:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xsbt3a7K-8

The Central Park Five – a film by Ken Burns and When They See Us – a film by Ava DuVernay:https://www.vulture.com/article/when-they-see-us-central-park-five-now.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixmwapB03As

Why We Topple Statues by Jean-Francois Manicam, curator of transatlantic slavery &legacies at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool: https://www.politico.eu/article/why-we-topple-statues-bristol-edward-colston-antwerp-leopold-ii-black-lives-matter/

Racism and Resistance – Historic England: https://historicengland.org.uk/research/inclusive-heritage/another-england/a-brief-history/racism-and-resistance/

Sheffield walking group take steps to reclaim Black people’s place in British history: https://www.thestar.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/retro/sheffield-walking-group-take-steps-reclaim-black-peoples-place-british-history-2895714

The Guardian’s Black History timeline: https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2020/jul/11/black-history-timeline

A wonderful record of a piece of Britain’s Black History – https://novaramedia.com/2020/07/10/black-britannia-the-race-today-collective-demonstrated-the-radical-potential-of-journalism/. The book the article mentions is Here to Stay, Here to Fight: A Race Today Anthology, published by Pluto Press  https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745339757/here-to-stay-here-to-fight/

Professor Angela Davis –  An Autobiography

Children’s books celebrating equality and diversity:  https://www.letterboxlibrary.com/

Black History Month Library: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0Bz011IF2Pu9TUWIxVWxybGJ1Ync?sort=13&direction=a

Great listings: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1a4m9DKLWmZHVj35nLZNRuhf2jMqTrFBWok5vHm0oHwY/edit#gid=0

Cambridge University Press: 
https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/journals/protests-policing-and-race

Professor Cornel West  “America is a failed social experiment”: https://newpol.org/cornel-west-america-is-a-failed-social-experiment/

7 Anti-Racist Books Recommended by Educators and Activists:
https://nymag.com/strategist/article/anti-racist-reading-list.html#_ga=2.233214302.1750611157.1594644421-622844558.1594644421

‘You can’t defeat racism with ‘reading lists’. Take it from a feminist – we tried this’ by Jess Crispin: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/12/anti-racist-reading-lists-educating-ourselves-in-the-streets

What is an anti-racist reading list for? by Lauren Michele Jackson in Vulture.com: https://www.vulture.com/2020/06/anti-racist-reading-lists-what-are-they-for.html

 JtoJ resources: Children Making Change: https://journeytojustice.org.uk/learning-resources/

If you missed the Black History Wallcharts in the Guardian, you can buy them here, single copies or the whole set: https://guardianbookshop.com/guardian-merchandise/gb-prints/gb-black-history-wallcharts.html

https://www.runnymedetrust.org/blog/teachracemigrationempire-7-simple-actions-to-change-the-history-curriculum

https://www.runnymedetrust.org/projects-and-publications/education/runnymede-tide-project-teaching-migration-report.html

What does a Black history curriculum look like?  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000kpl5

Difficult histories, and how to tackle them in schools, universities and museums. https://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/read-watch-listen/dialogue-debate-black-lives-matter-difficult-histories

Groups of young activists:

Fill in the Blanks: http://www.theadvocacyacademy.com/#fill-in-the-blanks

Young Historians https://www.younghistoriansproject.org/about-us

The Black Curriculum: https://www.theblackcurriculum.com/our-work

https://www.theblackcurriculum.com/download

Created by Will Essilfie, an educator and researcher with a focus on social justice education through the arts. For Now… https://open.spotify.com/playlist/63dUxekcsp4G71BSXNjkka?si=xp_pKzb4Skuj1SDl8LM-Og

A playlist for these times mainly featuring tracks with people of colour that have appeared on the TWST music blog(thewaysoundtravels.tumblr.com

BBC Radio 1 Xtra hosts Black Lives Matter Special: https://edm.com/news/bbc-radio-1-xtra-hosts-black-lives-matter-special-with-seani-b-and-dj-ace

The Chicks’ rebranding film – March March: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwBjF_VVFvE&feature=youtu.be

FREEDOM SONG  by Vox Holloway: https://voxholloway.com/2020/04/09/freedom-song-streaming-again/

A long conversation with Professor Paul Gilroy https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08chbpf

and with Linton Kwesi Johnson https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001jrs

The Influence of the Black British art movement discussed by artists Sonia Boyce, Isaac Julien and Eddie Chambers https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04ptlk9

Afropean Identities discussed by Caryl Philips and Jonny Pitts https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0005sjw

Artistic Activism during the Civil Rights Movement: https://c4aa.org/2020/06/artistic-activism-during-the-civil-rights-movement?mc_cid=e42e134637&mc_eid=47c394b94f

https://racialjusticenetwork.co.uk

https://en-gb.facebook.com/BLMUK/

http://npmp.co.uk

https://twitter.com/LCAPSV

https://www.girltrek.org/

EachOther bring together journalists, professional storytellers and creatives to increase public knowledge of and support for human rights:  https://eachother.org.uk/

International Slavery Museum links to organisations: https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/black-lives-matter#section–who-to-support