The following resources are here to help Angelenos who are interested in learning more about anti-racism and taking action in support of the Black community. We've compiled these resources from our partners in Los Angeles, frontline advocacy organizations, and leaders in the fight for racial justice; we acknowledge that it is not an exhaustive list, but just a start.
If you know of other resources, please submit them through this form. Note: LA2050 is not coordinating the efforts on these lists. We are compiling and amplifying the resources sent to us.
- Check out the Los Angeles Public Library's Black Lives Matter reading and listening list
- Read Ibram X. Kendi's How to be an Anti-Racist to learn how we can uproot racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves
- Look through this Anti-racist Reading List compiled by Ibram X. Kendi on books to help America transcend its racist heritage
- Sign up for Race Forward's Building Racial Equity series, a collection of interactive, virtual trainings for those who wish to sharpen their skills and strategies to address structural racism and advance racial equity.
- Check out the Obama Foundation's "Anguish and Action" Guide
- Read one of these books now at the top of the New York Times Best Seller list:
- Read the New York Times' 1619 Project to further understand the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative
- Join Color Of Change, the nation's largest online racial justice organization, in helping people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us and creating a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
- Read Ta-Nehisi Coates's "The Case for Reparations"
- Read Roxane Gay's “Remember, No One Is Coming to Save Us" where she writes: “Eventually doctors will develop a coronavirus vaccine, but black people will continue to wait for a cure for racism."
- Read Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis to illuminate the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world
- Read Campaign Zero's 10 policy solutions to change the way police serve our communities
- Watch Netflix's 13th by Ava DuVernay, a documentary about the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom
- Watch When They See Us, a mini-series by Ava Duvernay on Netflix
- Read “Stop Killing Us: A Real Life Nightmare" by Tamika Butler
- Read The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, which details the history of mass incarceration in the United States
- For those in philanthropy, watch the Southern California Grantmakers webinar: What You Can Do to Support Black Communities: Calling Philanthropy Into Action
- Read Barack Obama's How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change
- Watch Janaya Future Khan's video “a sermon on the project of whiteness"
- Watch Let's Talk! Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics With Students
- Read Teaching For Black Lives
- Read American While Black: African Americans, Immigration, and the Limits of Citizenship by Niambi Michele Carter
- Watch Ted Talk Opal Tometi's (Black Lives Matter founder) address to the UN General Assembly
- Initiate conversations about race, racism, and racial justice
- Teach your children about Black history and engage them in discussions about race
- Donate to organizations on the frontlines
- Support Black-owned businesses
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