Resources, programs and partnerships to inform and inspire action.
Feature Films & TV
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.
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.
Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.
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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
Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi (July 6, 2020)
“Talking About Race” Web Portal
Teaching Anti-Racism: Digital Resources About Racism and Resistance (June 17, 2020
A Toolkit for Antiracism Allies (May 2020)
On Behalf Organization (Facebook page)
Parents and educators working to end bias
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.
Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest? by Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020)
Questions & Suggestions
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