ANTI-RACISM
RESOURCES

We recommend these resources to support you and your co-op in learning more about racism in our lives, institutions and communities.  Eliminating racism will be an ongoing journey of learning, reflection and action.

Asian Heritage Month | Anti-Indigenous racism | Black History Month | More resources for anti-racism
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Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month and we celebrate the rich Asian heritage of our communities.

We acknowledge the Asian-heritage community leaders and builders and want to uplift their voices and stories. We will also begin the work to formally tackle anti-Asian racism while acknowledging that this is an ongoing process and just the beginning of our work to dismantle structural racism.

In May 2021 we are offering two anti-Asian racism training webinars with Dr. Grace Wong-Sneddon:

Stronger Together: Stand up to Asian Hate  on May 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Building Resilience Together: Supporting Asian Communities on May 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (with BC Non-Profit Housing Association – no charge)

Also join  us for the FREE double-bill Movie Night of Cedar and Bamboo and All Our Father’s Relations.  The directors of Cedar and Bamboo, Kamala Todd and Diana Leung will be with us to discuss the film.

Watch for more information and initiatives coming for May 2021 as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month with our partners in Housing Central.


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Anti-Indigenous racism

In BC we all live on the traditional and ancestral lands of Indigenous peoples. Check here for resources to help you and your co-op understand the importance of reconciliation and justice in our lives and in our communities.

The 94 calls to action: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

Online courses

Territorial acknowledgement resources

Organizations

Co-op housing and reconciliation:

Recommended reading:

 


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Black History Month

Join us as we celebrate British Columbians of Black heritage whose lives, struggles and accomplishments have not been given the profile or respect they deserve.

Black History 2021

Free online Events:

NOT FREE events:


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More resources for anti-racism

This list of resources is by no means exhaustive. It is, however, a place to start. If you have any suggestions of additional resources, please let us know at education@chf.bc.ca.

Books

  1. How to Be an Anti-Racist – Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  2. Me and White Supremacy – Layla Saaed
  3. White Fragility – Robin D’Angelo
  4. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – Dr. Joy DeGruy
  5. Race, Work and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience – Laura Morgan Roberts, Anthony J. Mayo, David A. Thomas
  6. Policing Black Lives – Robyn Maynard
  7. The Person You Mean to Be – Dolly Chugh
  8. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

PLUS:

Articles/ Essays

Online Resources

Videos/films

Podcasts