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Systemic Racism

Black Lives Matter

This page links to resources that will help you learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement, and their work in eliminating racial oppression. The page is broken down into the following categories:

Introductory Issues: Abolition, Activism, Advocacy, Anti-Bias Education, Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights, Climate Civil Disobedience, Community Oversight, Disability Rights, Economic Justice, Environmentalism, Equity, Fair Housing, Health Care, Human Rights, Immigrant Rights, Inclusion, Indigenous Peoples, Implicit Bias, Intersectional Feminism, Land Back, LGBTQIA, Political Power, Prison Reform, Protest, Revolution, Social Movements, Reparations, Reproductive Justice, Restorative Justice, Workers' Rights

Video Clips

Source: AJ+ (2020, July 15). "Can't Shop, Can't Swim, Can't Walk Home" - A Black Lives Matter Poem. YouTube. https://youtu.be/wFPBt5ZDA28

Source: Channel 4 News. (2020 June 15). Black Lives Matter explained: The history of a movement. YouTube. https://youtu.be/YG8GjlLbbvs

Source: AJ+ (2022, March 2). How To Stop The ‘Dirtiest’ Oil On The Planet. YouTube. https://youtu.be/rqkbCSINWjE

Source: AJ+. (2021, April 1). Asian Americans Have A Long History Of Activism In The US.  YouTube. https://youtu.be/XZr1DzaMmiI

Source: AJ+ (2015, May 21). Black Women Killed By Police Are Being Forgotten #SayHerName. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyxbfvVgojs

Source: Democracy Now! (2021, November 23). Nikole Hannah-Jones on the 1619 Project, "Teaching Critical Race Theory and White Supremacy on Trial. YouTube. https://youtu.be/HXmaEJ3Yd_I

Source: Time. (2021, March 10). Raquel Willis | TIME's "Voices Of The Future" Women's Summit. YouTube.https://youtu.be/0-5Q8aAXmkI

Source: MSNBC (2015, February 20). Queerness on the Frontlines of #BlackLivesMatter. YouTube. https://youtu.be/0YHs9jIH-oo

Source: Vox. (2020, August 31). What Black Lives Matter means to an 11-year-old. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muy5zpqslRc

Source: Vox. (2020, July 26). What "defund the police" really means. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9w841nrIBg

Source.NowThis News. (2020, July 22). Essential Workers 'Strike for Black Lives' & Racial Justice. YouTube. https://youtu.be/EJ6HvPm2hX8

Articles

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Books

Book cover for  Reckoning : Black Lives Matter and the democratic necessity of social movements by Deva Woodly
book cover for  When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
book cover for  We still here : pandemic, policing, protest, & possibility by Marc Lamont Hill
book cover for  Minor feelings : an Asian American reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
book cover for  Generation occupy : reawakening American democracy by  Michael Levitin
book cover for  Urban Cascadia and the pursuit of environmental justice by Nik Janos
book cover for how we go home Voices from Indigenous North America by sara sinclair
book cover for  From a whisper to a rallying cry : the killing of Vincent Chin and the trial that galvanized the Asian American movement  by Paula Yoo
book cover for  Freedom is a constant struggle : Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement by Angela Davis
book cover for  The purpose of power : how we come together when we fall apart by Alicia Garza
book cover for Accused: My Story of Injustice
book cover for Mohawk interruptus : political life across the borders of settler states by Audra Simpson
book cover for  Until we are free : reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada  by Rodney Diverlus
book cover for  You can't stop the revolution : community disorder and social ties in post-Ferguson America by Andrea Boyles
book cover for  Black Lives Matter : from a moment to a movementby Laurie Hillstrom
book cover  Latinx environmentalisms : place, justice, and the decolonial by Sarah Wald
book cover for  The movement for reproductive justice : empowering women of color through social activism by Patricia Zavella
book cover for  Bearing witness while black : African Americans, smartphones, and the new protest #Journalism by Allissa Richardson
book cover for  Indigenous environmental justice by Karen Jarratt-Snider
book cover for  Latino mass mobilization : immigration, racialization, and activism by Chris Zepeda-Millán
book cover for  Abolish ICE Uhlmann by Elena Natascha
book cover for  From #BlackLivesMatter to Black liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
book cover for  On the other side of freedom : the case for hope by DeRay Mckesson
book cover for  Standing with Standing Rock : voices from the #NoDAPL movement by Nick Estes
book cover for  Full spectrum resistance by Aric McBay
book cover for  As we have always done : indigenous freedom through radical resistance  by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
book cover for  How we fight white supremacy : a field guide to Black resistance by  Akiba Solomon
book cover for  Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
book cover for  Arab America : gender, cultural politics, and activism by Nadine Christine Naber

Podcasts

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At Liberty

Episode: The Politics of Pleasure

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Consider This

Episode: Taking Stock of What George Floyd's Murder – And Life – Have Changed, Two Years Later

At Liberty

Episode: Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham on Building a Lasting Movement

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TransLash

Episode: A New Black Trans Civil Rights Agenda

At Liberty

Episode: How Reproductive Justice Is Part of an Anti-Racist Agenda

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Nancy

Episode: Black Trans Lives Matter

At Liberty

Episode: A Trans Organizer on the Movement to Decriminalize Sex Work

At Liberty

Episode: Judy Heumann on Disability Discrimination and The Fight For Rights

Social Media