By the TMoM team
Over the past week our TMoM team has felt a wave of emotions. We’ve felt heartbroken, angry, helpless and hopeless. But as the days have progressed and we’ve seen the community coming together, we’ve also felt inspired and emboldened.
Let’s do our part to make a change. Below is a start on a list of resources we’ve found through shares on social media, our own research, and recommendations from friends and family – but we’d love to include suggestions from our readers. Please feel free to add your suggestions as a comment below so we can grow this list of much needed resources.
31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance
Click here: embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance
27 Books to Help you Talk to Your Kids About Racism
Click here: todaysparent.com/family/books/kids-books-that-talk-about-racism
5 Books to Teach Your Kids About Privilege and Socioeconomic Differences
Click here: todaysparent.com/family/books/social-justice-books-for-kids
Books to Teach White Children and Teens How to Undo Racism and White Supremacy
Click here: charisbooksandmore.com/books-teach-white-children-and-teens-how-undo-racism-and-white-supremacy
Understanding and Dismantling Racism: A Booklist for White Readers
Click here: charisbooksandmore.com/understanding-and-dismantling-racism
Anti-Racism Books by African American Authors
“So You Want To Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
“How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X Kendi
“Me and White Supremacy” by Layla Saad
“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander
“Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge
“Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation” by Latasha Morrison
Petition to Sign
Justice for George Floyd “Demand The Ban on Chokeholds” – Preventing Excessive Force
Your signature joins with others in demanding elected officials resurrect and pass HR 4408, the Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act 2019-2020. Dr King and the panels talked a great deal about this specific petition and the need for it to be moved in Congress for action to happen.
Click here: change.org/p/educators-demand-the-ban-on-chokeholds-excessive-use-of-force-prevention-act
Things to Watch
The King Center is holding a live online protest daily until June 8 from 7-8 pm. Led by Dr Bernice King and a panel of other speakers, this series is informative and hope-filled. Click THIS LINK to watch, or follow The King Center on Facebook to watch there as well.
Films, Documentaries and TV Series (some are also novels) To Educate
*Most of these films are not suited for children
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Movies/Shows for Young Children and Families
Something Happened in our Town- animated series on YouTube
Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story
The Color of Friendship- Disney+
Movies for Older Children/Teens/Family
Movies About Systematic Racial Injustice For the Whole Family
The Best of Enemies (PG 13)
Just Mercy(PG 13) *currently streaming free on a variety of platforms
Numbers to Call
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in August 2007 in Durham, North Carolina by a multidisciplinary group, predominantly people of color, who believe that families and communities engaged in social justice struggles need a team of lawyers, social scientists, community organizers and media specialists to support them in their efforts to dismantle structural racism and oppression.
The Abolitionist Law Center
The Abolitionist Law Center is a public interest law firm inspired by the struggle of political and politicized prisoners, and organized for the purpose of abolishing class and race based mass incarceration in the United States. The Abolitionist Law Center engages in litigation on behalf of people whose human rights have been violated in prison, produces educational programs to inform the general public about the evils of mass incarceration, and works to develop a mass movement against the American penal system by building alliances and nurturing solidarity across social divisions.
The Workers Center for Racial Justice
The Workers Center for Racial Justice works to increase access to quality jobs and strengthen working conditions and job security for Black workers and the families and communities that depend on them
The US Human Rights Network
The US Human Rights Network is a national network of organizations and individuals working to strengthen a human rights movement and culture within the United States led by the people most directly impacted by human rights violations. They work to secure dignity and justice for all.
Right to the City
Right to the City (RTTC) emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods. They are a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations. Through shared principles and a common frame and theory of change, RTTC is building a national movement for racial justice, urban justice, human rights, and democracy.
Places to Donate
6 Anti-Racist Organizations You Can Donate To Right Now
Click here: stylecaster.com/anti-racist-organizations-to-donate-to
NAACP Empowerment Programs
Click here: secure.actblue.com/donate
North Carolina Racial Justice Act
Click here: aclu.org/north-carolina-racial-justice-act
Questions to Ask
Things to Do
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