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Anti-Racism Resources

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is committed to working for a world where simply waking up in the morning is not a cause for fear or ancient tears because of the color of one’s skin. It is imperative that we, as a community, meaningfully and effectively end longstanding systemic injustices and inequities that plague the Black community and entire communities of color.

"There is no shortage of media from which we can learn about white supremacy, anti-blackness, racial justice, and allyship. Listen to people of color about their experiences. Then use what you learn to take action in your community." - Lauren Y. Casteel, President & CEO

Below is a list of books, movies, podcasts, and other resources to guide you in learning more about anti-racism, racial justice, and being an ally for people of color.

 

 Articles

 

 Books

 

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 Movies/TV/Documentaries

 

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • All the Difference (Tod Lending) - PBS
  • Ken Burns Presents College Behind Bars – PBS
  • Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement - PBS
  • The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights - PBS
  • Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin - PBS
  • For Ahkeem - Amazon 
 

 Ted Talks

 

 Podcasts

 

 Additional Resources

 
Ain't I A Woman,  Too? - Letter from lauren

Ain't I A Woman Too? purple silhouette of woman on magenta background with quote from Lauren's letter in white fonts

“Today, as I write to WFCO’s beloved community, I reach for his spirit along with other Black ancestors, such as Sojourner Truth. Truth was born into slavery, where her body was used as property for profit. After escaping with her infant daughter and then later using the court system to free her son from slavery, Truth became a leader of the abolitionist movement. At the 1851 Women’s Right Convention in Akron, Ohio, where some asked that she not be allowed to speak, she asked the audience, ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’”

Read Lauren’s entire letter about why there can’t be gender equity without racial equity.

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