Community, Activism, Culture

Talking to Children about Racism and Encounters with Police

How to Deal with the Police | Parents Explain | Cut
We Had the Talk with Our Sons *Being Black in America
A Conversation With My Black Son | Op-Docs | The New York Times

Anti-racism Resources for White People

7 points of Allyship for the White Vegan Community in Defense of Black Lives by Black VegFest

  • When white communities start listening to concrete plans that address the quality of Black lives we can move on together in shaping the world around us. This happens when and only when white people make the renewed commitment to understanding the hell Black people are living in for over 400 years!

Anti-racism resources for white people

  • This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.

Movies, Documentaries

13th

  • Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay‘s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.
  • US Rating: TV-MA For mature audiences. May not be suitable for ages 17 and under.

John Lewis: Good Trouble

  • A moving tribute to the real-life hero at the forefront of many hard-won battles for lasting change.
  • Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.
  • Directed by Dawn Porter
  • R.I.P. John Lewis (1940-02-21 to 2020-07-17)
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