Black Lives Matter: Action List

Here are some resources that might help raise understanding and begin to light a path to action. It’s a short and imperfect list offered as a catalyst.

Toolbook: Learn essential concepts from ‘Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor.’ Find it at your local bookstore or Phoenix Books and for Kindle or audio book on Amazon.

Article (Mic): The best books on racism you can read for free right now

Article (Refinery29): Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not

Article (Vox): How to be a good white ally, according to activists. Three experts on what it does and doesn’t mean to be an ally, now and always.

Directory (via VBSR): Support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) businesses in Vermont. (Access might be limited).

Podcast (via VPR): Racism — And Anti-Racism in Vermont, a conversation hosted by Jane Lindholm with a panel including Xusana Davis, Vermont’s Executive Director for Racial Equity; Erin Maguire, director of equity, diversity and inclusion at the Essex Westford School District; Christie Nold, a social studies teacher at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington; Tabitha Moore, president of the Rutland Area NAACP in Vermont; Mark Hughes, co-founder and executive director of Justice For All and a member of Burlington’s police commission; Rajnii Eddins, a poet, author, facilitator and educator. https://www.vpr.org/post/racism-and-anti-racism-vermont#stream/0

Organizations offering further information (via Burlington Partnership for a Healthy Community):