Step-by-Step Guide to the Toolkit
While you might want to pursue this work on your own, at times it could be helpful to form a group or simply find a buddy who has some interest in the topic. Anti-racism work can be very lonely. If you have or plan to put together a study or action group using materials from this website, click here for useful ground rules and procedures. As you will see, there are 4 main sections: Beginnings, Understanding, Acting, and Becoming. Within each section, there are separate pages with different materials in each. Although you might want to start with the 1st page in “Beginnings” (Definitions) and work your way through each set, no particular order is required. For example, you can choose to do one activity in “Acting” then jump to look at something in “Understanding” and then back again to “Acting.” The “More Resources” section at the bottom of the front page is full of various links. It is updated regularly with new material added often.
The site map, with the link in the footer on all pages and posts, functions as a table of contents. There you will also see a listing of tags. If there is a specific area you’re interested in, click on the tag and it will show you all the posts related to that subject. (Note: site is still in development and some might be missing.) Of course, you can also use the search box in the upper right corner (click on the magnifying glass). If you wish to keep track of your progress, you can print out the site map and check off when that activity is completed or resource utilized.
There should be no charge or money exchanged for the use of these materials beyond what is necessary for covering duplicating the material. FYI, the “support the work” section takes you to “Building Coalitions” which lists a variety of organizations you might consider supporting.
Please note, this is an ongoing project and we value your feedback. Suggestions are essential and they will be used to revise the Toolkit. For this purpose, there is an evaluation form, in the footer (at the very bottom of all pages and posts under the “Please Contact Us” button). It is simply a guide; feel free to share information however/whatever makes sense.
It is expected that discussions will happen, both formal and informal while using this kit. Please let us know how they go and the major points that are generated on the evaluation form. Your group might want to check back in with the T4RJ Toolkit frequently to see the changes and new material that are included based upon feedback or suggestions.