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Resources, programs and partnerships to inform and inspire action.

 

Books

Fiction

Non-Fiction

 

Films

Feature Films & TV

Documentaries

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Podcasts

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Scene on Radio: "Seeing White

14-part series hosted by John Biewen, featuring regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika and others, asks: When did racism start, and why? Who invented the very notion of being “white” or “black” and why did they do so? Further Reading after Episode 13 - When Affirmative Action Was White by Ira Katznelson. 

Code Switch (NPR) Fearless conversations about race and how it impacts every part of society, from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation, because we're all part of the story.

1619 (The New York Times)

A 6-part series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery, beginning in August of 1619 when a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. 

Floodlines (Floodlines)

On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged after Hurricane Katrina. The people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a story to tell about one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II. 

Intersectionality Matters
Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

 

Programs

Please check this page for updates.

Community Partners

 

2020 Community Reads Program of Glen Rock, Fair Lawn & Ridgewood Facebook page

Community Relations Advocacy Network (CRAN)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Glen Rock & Ridgewood Facebook page

Ridgewood Ambassadors for Global Citizenship (RAG) A non-partisan group that formed organically after George Floyd's tragic death. In addition to its own work, RAG partners with community organizations such as the Library, RPS, YMCA, Ridgewood inter-faith clergy, and other groups to enhance Global Citizenship in our community. Contact information.

Online Resources & More

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Chicago Public Library

Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi (July 6, 2020)

National Museum of African American History and Culture

“Talking About Race” Web Portal

New York Public Library

Teaching Anti-Racism: Digital Resources About Racism and Resistance (June 17, 2020

Seattle Public Library

A Toolkit for Antiracism Allies (May 2020) 

On Behalf Organization (Facebook page) 

Parents and educators working to end bias

 

Articles

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston by Jon Greenberg July 10,2015 (Citizenship & Social Justice)

First, Listen. Then, Learn: Anti-Racism Resources For White People by Julia Wuench June 2, 2020 (Forbes)

The American Nightmare by Ibram X. Kendi, Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. June 1, 2020 (The Atlantic) ("To be black and conscious of anti-black racism is to stare into the mirror of your own extinction")

The Case for Reparations. Ta-Nehisi Coates' impassioned, thoroughly researched, and argued article.

America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists)

My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)

The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine

The Combahee River Collective Statement

The Intersectionality Wars by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD

Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest? by Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020)

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America? by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)

Questions & Suggestions 
Roberta Panjwani, Head of Adult Services 
RPanjwani@ridgewoodlibrary.org
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