Racial & Cultural Awareness Resources
- Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages
- Talking About Race from the National of African American History and Culture
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Start with the Story C-ville is a collection of information assembled with the aim of telling the story of Charlottesville's history of race in its City's Spaces. It is a resource to learn about and connect with local institutions, projects, advocacy groups, and resources related to equality.
- Black Lives Matter - an online forum intended to build connections between Black people and allies to fight anti-Black racism, spark dialogue among Black people, and facilitate connections that encourage social action and engagement
Buddhists for Racial Justice - is an online home for a multi-racial, cross-tradition response to racism on the part of Buddhist teachers, monastics, priests, leaders, ministers, practitioners, and clergy.
White Awake - has a mission of building and maintaining free online resources to help individuals, organizations, and spiritual communities increase their racial awareness. The site includes a manual for groups that wish to explore white privilege and the value of racial awareness. It also includes a valuable list of resources grouped around race-related themes.
Video and Audio Resources
- Code Switch - What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.
- Seeing White -Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, take a deep dive into questions like: Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?
The Truth About the Confederacy Videotaped talk by Jeffery Robinson, deputy legal director and the director of the ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality
Race: The Power of an Illusion - film written by Christine Herbes-Sommers, Tracy Heather Strain, Llewellyn M. Smith
- 10 Things to Watch to Educate Yourself About Racism
What Can I Do to Stop Hate Groups? IMCC member, teacher, and White Awake group member, Jackie Erskine, wrote in to NPR show 1A with Joshua Johnson on the topic of, "What Can I do to Stop Hate Groups" which aired on August 15. Jackie talks about her experiences in the ongoing White Awake initiative at IMCC. Her letter is read at the 25:57 mark.
Books by Buddhist authors
Indigenous American History
African American History