Current events have sparked local and global Black Lives Matter protests. While state violence and trauma (and organized resistance to it) are not new, some community members are just beginning to understand and work against racist violence and oppression in the United States of America.
Many within our community are looking for resources to assist with antiracist education and action. To support community members in accessing these materials, the Library has crafted a few recommendation lists made up of both books and online articles.
The items on these lists encourage critical thinking and aim to inspire conversations about the issues of anti-Blackness, state violence, and racial justice in the United States of America:
The Criterion Channel is highlighting films that focus on Black Lives and has taken down the paywall on as many of these titles: Browse the Criterion Channel
Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, in conversation with Marcus Campbell, Ed. D., Assistant Superintendent/Principal of Evanston Township High School in Evanston, IL. Presented by Family Action Network on YouTube: Robin DiAngelo Interview