Antiracist Resources For Educators.

Here is a list of helpful resources to get you started.


POV: White settler Educator located on the traditional territory of the T'Sou-ke Nation known colonially as Sooke, British Columbia.


Hello Educators!


Although I’ve been a teacher for over 15 years, it is only truly in the last two school years that I have paid close attention to bringing anti-racism into the classroom. Prior to joining MAR, I thought I knew what racism was, and I was certain that I wasn’t causing harm or condoning racism in my classroom and in my school. I now realize that there is no middle ground; if you aren’t actively doing the work to be anti-racist, to decolonize your classroom, then you are part of the systemic racism that BIPOC students face daily.


As part of my learning and unlearning, I have been exploring and searching for resources that teachers can use. Here is a list, to get you started, of things I’ve found helpful. I realize this list isn’t exhaustive, so if you have a suggestion for a great resource for anti-racist educators, please let me know and I will add it in! Thanks!


In solidarity,

Moms Against Racism Education Advocacy Team


Websites:

TED talks:

Articles:

Podcasts:

Films and Documentaries:

Reading Lists:

Books:

  • Decolonizing Education-Nourishing the Learning Spirit - Marie Battiste

  • This Book is Anti-Racist - Tiffany Jewell

  • Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation - Monique Gray Smith

  • Anti Racism in Canada - David Este, Liza Lorenzetti and Christa

  • Me and White Supremacy (2019) - Layla F. Saad

  • How to Be an Anti-Racist (2019) – Ibram X. Kendi

  • White Fragility (2018) - Robin DiAngelo

  • Black Appetite. White Food. Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom (2019) - Jamila Lyiscott

  • Until we are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada (2020) – Diverlus, Hudson, Marcus (eds.)

  • I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness (2018) - Austin Channing Brown

  • So You Want to Talk About Race (2019) - Ijeoma Oluo

  • How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide (2018) - Crystal Marie Fleming

  • Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race (2017) - Beverly Daniel Tatum

  • Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them (2015) - Shakil Choudhury

  • We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom (2019) - Bettina L. Love

  • Why I’m no Longer Talking to White People about Race (2017) - Reni Eddo-Lodge

  • I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter (2018) - David Chariandry

  • Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer

  • Aboriginal Education: Fulfilling the promise, (editors) Marlene Brant Castellano, Lynne Davis, and Louise Lahache

  • The Skin We’re in: A Year of Resistance and Power (2019) – Desmond Cole

Groups:

Facebook Communities:

People to follow on Instagram:

  • Annie Ohana

  • Woke Kindergarten

  • Decolonize Myself

  • Check your Privilege

  • Decolonize Your Classroom

  • Ancestors Future

  • Sincerely.lettie

  • MPowerChange

  • The Technicolour Bookshelf

  • The Conscious Kid

Toolkits:

Navigating race in Canadian workplaces: A toolkit for diversity and inclusion practitioners (2018) - Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion