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These are a few of the resources we are engaging with right now as an organization. Board members, Resident Artists, and staff collaborated on a list of books, television shows, films, and organizations that have helped us to deepen our understanding and continue our learning.


“How to be a good white ally, according to activists”

“Tired but Not Daunted in the Twin Cities”

“Who Gets to be Afraid in America?”

“Of Course There Are Protests. The State is Failing Black People”

The New York Times: The 1619 Project

“The Case for Reparations”

“There’s a growing call to defund the police, here’s what it means”


Broken Earth Triology by N.K. Jemisin

“Bloodchild” by Octavia Butler

“Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan

“Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor” by Layla F. Saad

“The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin

“White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo

“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander

“Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You” by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi

“How To Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi

“Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“We Were Eight Years in Power” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Beloved” by Toni Morrison

“March” trilogy by John Lewis


“We are Proud to Present…” by Jackie Sibblies Drury

“What to Send Up When it Goes Down” by Aleshea Harris

“A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry

“The American Century Cycle” by August Wilson

“An Octoroon” by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins

Brother/Sister Play Trilogy by Tarrell Alvin McCraney

“Master Harold and The Boys” by Athol Fugard

“Fires in the Mirror” by Anna Deavere Smith

Film, TV

“The Hate U Give”

“Just Mercy”


“Dear White People”

“When They See Us”

Organizations & People to Follow

Showing Up For Racial Justice

Black Lives Matter

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Black Visions Collective

People’s City Council – Los Angeles


@leemerrittesq – Civil Rights Lawyer

BIPOC Businesses

Chicken N Chips, Atwater Village

Honey’s Kettle, Culver City

Industry Cafe & Jazz, Culver City

Obet & Del’s Coffee, Los Feliz

The Gourmet Cobbler Factory, Pasadena

Pasadena Fish Market, Pasadena

Bloom & Plume Coffee, Los Angeles

My Two Cents, Los Angeles

Stevie’s Creole Café, Los Angeles

Hot and Cool Café, Los Angeles

Eso Won Bookstore, Los Angeles


“Unlocking Us with Brené Brown” with Ibram X. Kendi on How to be an Antiracist


“Snap Judgement”

Organizations to Donate To

Black Lives Matter

BU Center for Antiracist Research

To take immediate action to fight for Breonna Taylor, please visit

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