In this section are a variety of brochures, pamphlets, book lists, video recommendation and workbooks that you can use either as a group or as individuals or actions you can take that can move people’s awareness and understanding forward. Please note resources specific to Indigenous people (Native Americans) can be found in the Journey for Healing section)
Annotated Bibliographies (Books and Video)
We will be adding more links all the time so check back often. To add some that you have found interesting send to us including a brief description. And, of course, let us know if any no longer are available.
These books are listed in no particular order. Check them out as you feel lead. We are adding more all the time; to add others that you have found interesting. send to us including a brief description. And, of course, let us know if any no longer are relevant.
A bibliography of different multicultural children’s books.
Talking About Race
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
“Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.”
“Dismantling Racism Works (dRworks) is pleased to offer our workbook and other resources. We hope you find the material here useful to you, your organization, and your community. “
Zinn Education Project
For more than ten years, the Zinn Education Project has introduced students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.
Racists in Recovery Anonymous Booklet
Click image to view/download “Racists in Recovery Anonymous” booklet.
Neighborhood Safety and Stereotype
The following Neighborhood Safety and Stereotype could be very useful to distribute in a wide variety of settings.
Click image to view/download full brochure
Dragon Panel Project
The Dragon Panel Project is one such action.
The purpose of the original Dragon Panel Project is to bear witness to violence against people of color. It is similar to the Clothesline Project which was also created by Rachel Carey-Harper to bring awareness to violence against women. The Dragon Panel Project grew out of a “Vigil for Victims of Hate Crimes: Holding in the Light Those who Suffer Vicious Human Rights Violations” initiated by James Varner at New England Yearly Meeting in 2013. For that event, Rachel creating two panels on black foam core that named Trayvon Martin and James Bird. The following year she added a panel for Michael Brown.
Soon after this, Rachel created a dragon by adding more panels, a dragon head and tail, and the Dragon Panel Project was born.
The Dragon continued to grow and in 2018 inspiration came to Rachel to design a companion piece to celebrate “ordinary” people of color who’ve done extraordinary things and the Dragon of Many Colors was created.
Freedom & Justice Crier
A Publication of the Racial, Social, Economic Justice Committee of New England Yearly Meeting (Quakers)
Other Assorted Resources
A six-session discussion guide from the website Everyday Democracy to help all kinds of people take part in meaningful dialogue to examine gaps among racial and ethnic groups and create institutional and policy change.” This guide presents a lot of useful information and is full of helpful ways of initiating conversation.
The following Haggadah, the text recited at the Seder on the first two nights of the Jewish Passover, was created with a racial justice theme for this sort of diverse group.
Talking, just having an open ended conversation can be a useful strategy. Simply print out the above image and put it on a table during a group meal time.
“Lets Talk” is a PDF resource created by Teaching Tolerance that shares with educators strategies to facilitate difficult conversations about race and racism.