To be antiracist is a radical choice in the face of history, requiring a radical reorientation of our consciousness. IBRAM KENDI - "How to be an Antiracist"
So far this Black History Month we’ve heard from our Gardian of the Month, James Bell, on the importance of honoring Black History Month for more than just February and what it truly looks like to live out the racial equity statements we make as institutions. We gave an update on Event Garde’s racial equity statement to see where we are so far and to identify the work we still have to do. So what do we do with the information we’ve shared?
Our hope is that something we’ve shared has generated new ideas about ways to uphold the values of anti-racism, both in your personal and professional life. Being anti-racist is an ongoing commitment to do our own work and interrogate our complicity in (and perpetuation of) systemic racism. To that end we have curated a list of resources to assist in furthering that work, beginning with this article from scholars Kirsten Ivey-Colson and Lynn Turner who outline 10 Keys to Everyday Anti-Racism and invite us to engage in a 30 day anti-racism challenge.
Other resources, also listed on Event Garde’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page, are below. Please feel free to share the resources you’re using in the comments. We hope to hear from you about the new ways you engage with anti-racism and the work you’re doing to create a more just world for all of us.
- dRworks has a wealth of information regarding dismantling racism, including definitions, assumptions and workbooks, many of which can be used free of charge with proper attribution.
- One resource we use often on the culture of White Supremacy can be found here
- Anti-racist reading list: http://www.eracce.org/resources
- Podcast on the Limitations of an Anti-Racist Reading List
- Educational graphic on contradictions for white people in racial justice work from the Instagram account @malefragility.