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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.






Additional Book Lists:





  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) 
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) 
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) 
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) 
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) 
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) 
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) 
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) 
  • All the Difference (Tod Lending) 
  • Ken Burns Presents College Behind Bars 
  • Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement 
  • The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights 
  • Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin 
  • For Ahkeem 

 Ted Talks




 Anti-Racism Resources for the Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community


 Anti-Racism Resources for the Indigenous Community


 Additional Resources


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Letter from Lauren: On MLK, Jr. Day, Condemn Misogynistic & Racist Violence

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In the face of the horrific mass shooting in Denver and Lakewood, let’s look for Community, Witnessing, Learning, and Healing in the places we call home.

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I’m Using My White Privilege to Speak Up Against Racism

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Guest blog: We cannot expect Black women and women of color to navigate the path to racial equity alone.

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

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I am proud in 2020 to stand beside you, to be a Black woman addressing a movement of women fired up and ready for change. But, if I were to ask, “Ain’t I a woman?” would you work to make sure that the resounding answer is “yes?”

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