Courageous Conversations: Racial Justice is a collaboration between the Jackson Community Church and the Jackson Public Library to promote anti-racist discussion, awareness and action. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please visit PBS's Black Culture Connection webpage often to see what is currently streaming. They frequently update their content with new resources and programs.
- Likewise, please visit the New Hampshire Humanities Black Thought webpage for links to previous programs.
- Join New Hampshire Humanities for a final virtual screening & discussion on Sunday, April 11 at 2 pm of THE BLACK CHURCH - THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG. Register here.
Join New Hampshire Humanities online on Monday, May 3 at 6:00 pm for an evening of poetry and discussion, via Zoom, with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Register here.In 2019, Joy Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate and is the first Native American to hold the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is an internationally renowned award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation.
- Teachers, Librarians, and Educators interested in learning more about Juneteenth now have the opportunity with the upcoming virtual program on Wednesday, May 12th at 4pm: Teaching about Juneteenth with Children's Books. Sponsored by Lee and Low Books. In this conversation with three experts, we will explore the importance of this holiday, how and why it's celebrated across the country, as well as relevant books, teaching strategies, and more. Our panelists are Newbery and Caldecott Honor-winning author and poet Carole Boston Weatherford (Juneteenth Jamboree), alongside expert educators Dr. Amanda Vickery, Assistant Professor of Social Studies at University of North Texas, and Dawnavyn James, Missouri-based Early Childhood and Elementary Educator.
- Discussion series COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: RACIAL JUSTICE This is a 6-Week Series involving conversation and a peer-reviewed curriculum. Co-sponsored by Jackson Library and Jackson Community Church. Ongoing Zoom link to be shared with participants. We are currently between sessions. If you are interested in participating in future sessions, please email us (see addresses above) and fill out this short SURVEY .
- Monthly Sunday Racial Justice Advocacy & Learning Group 7pm – Zoom, next on April 25, 2021. This is an opportunity for ongoing dialogue concerning Racial Justice issues. Zoom link will be provided upon request. To register, please contact: email@example.com
Virtual Programs sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities:
For information on, and links to, previous programs in the Black Thought: Black Perspectives on the Humanities series, click here.
Helpful Resources: These resources are focused on engagement and education around racial justice. Use what you find useful as a starting point for a deeper and more comprehensive understanding. Curation of these resources is ongoing.
Resources For Families:
- How to talk to kids about race and racism Today.com June 1, 2019
- Anti-Racism for kids Parents.com updated June 2, 2020
- Talking about race Smithsonian National Museum of African American Culture and History
- Sesame Street Town Hall on racism via CNN
- Talking to children after racial incidents Lion's Story adapted from original interview from July 2016
- Teaching and learning about race and racism with young children and their families National Association for the Education of Young Children May 2018
- Anti-racism resources for all ages Project by the Augusta Baker Chair, University of South Carolina 2020
- Talking with young children about race Association for Library Service for Children May 22, 2018
- Tackling the Racism in Children's Classics from the Nashville (TN) Public Library, August 2019
NH and the MWV
- Jonathan Jackson's article "Growing Up Black In All the Wrong Places" from the Boston Globe Magazine updated July 15, 2020
- David Bellis-Bennett's column "My Life Matters" from Conway Daily Sun, July 18, 2020.
- Annual Report Governor's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion January 2020
- BusinessNH Magaize article - Creating an Inclusive State.
- Endowment for Health’s NH: Leadership Learning Exchange for Equity.
- NH Listens: Carsey School of Public Policy
- MTV’s Racism Decoded.
- Racism Is for Real.
- Everyday Racism by The Guardian.
- Are You a Racist? by The Guardian
- How to Overcome Our Biases by Vernā Myers. Ted Talk video.
- The Difference Between Non-Racism and Anti-Racism by Ibram Kendi.
- Racism Has a Cost for Everyone by Heather McGhee. Ted Talk video.
History of Race in America:
- Holy Post’s Race in America.
- Holy Post’s Race in America #2.
- PBS Frontline episode, A Class Divided.
- How Society has Broken its Social Contract on Black America by Trevor Noah.
- Trevor Noah & Kimberly Clark on Black Experience.
- Bryan Stevenson’s Changing America’s Racial Narrative.
- PBS's Driving While Black: Race, Space, and Mobility in America.
- 1619 Podcast by Nikole Hannah-Jones from the New York Times. An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.
- I Am Not Your Negro on Netflix. This film features links between between Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements through the work and words of James Baldwin, featuring the lives of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr, and Medgar Evers.
- Selma (movie) about Civil Rights movement. This movie is available at the library.
- PBS Slavery By Another Name. A film based on Douglas Blackmon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
- Why Is This Happening? Examining slavery’s legacy with Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ibram X. Kendi with Chris Hayes (interview transcript & video). Together they examine the 400 year legacy of slavery in America.
- Slavery in America from History.com
- Traces of the Trade: A Story of the Deep North. Vimeo rent on demand.
Understanding White Privilege:
- MTV’s Privilege Decoded
- Robin DiAngelo On Deconstructing White Privilege.
- Scene On Radio‘s Seeing White. A series on the history of whiteness as social construct in America.
- People Talk about White Fragility with Dr. Robin DiAngelo.
- White Privilege by Tim Wise.
Justice, Incarceration and Policing:
- Netflix’ 13th. Movie/documentary directed by Ava DuVernay offers documentary with scholars, activists and politicians to analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom since the 13th amendment.
- We Need to Talk About an Injustice TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates on Policing (we ask too much of policing): Policing & Coates.
- Steve Locke’s I Fit the Description.
- Get Home Safe: 10 Rules for Survival (created to educate young people of color if stopped by the police).
- The Newest Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (article).
- None of Us Deserved Citizenship by Michelle Alexander.
- PBS’ Slavery by Another Name (movie) A film based on Douglas Blackmon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
- Walking While Black L.O.V.E.is the Answer (film available through Vimeo)
On Becoming an Ally:
- Activism vs Silence (youth-created film on taking a stand): Local Jackson resident’s daughter & classmates’ video to bring awareness and inspire action.
- How to Be a Good Ally (video).
- The Difference Between Non-Racism and Anti-Racism.
- Sojourner article on For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies.
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein, May 2020.
Communication and Language:
- Microaggressions New York Times (video).
- Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable by Luvvie Ajayi. TED Talk video. Luvvie Ajayi isn’t afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. “Your silence serves no one,” says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this bright, uplifting talk, Ajayi shares three questions to ask yourself if you’re teetering on the edge of speaking up or quieting down — and encourages all of us to get a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable.
- How to Apologize (video).
- Nonviolent Communication (website/training)
- Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (TED Talk video).
- Ta-Nehisi Coates on words that don't belong to everyone. (video)
- Good Hair (video trailer) by Chris Rock (documentary on culture and economics and racial identity).
- Jim Crow of the North by PBS (video).
- Citizen Times’ Article that addresses Local Model for Reparations.
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