As an agency working to end violence in our communities, it is imperative that we incorporate anti-racism in our anti-violence work. Racism and other forms of oppression (sexism, ableism, classism, etc.) are all connected and play a role in interpersonal violence. For that reason, we want to provide the community with anti-racism resources. This is not an exhaustive list and we will update it semi-regularly. Please take care as you consume any of the following.

  • Books:
    • White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
    • White Like Me by Tim Wise
    • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
    • Woman, Race, and Class by Angela Davis
    • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
    • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
    • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
    • Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
    • White Rage by Carol Anderson
    • When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Kahn-Cullors & Asha Bandele
    • Just Mercy by Ryan Stevenson
    • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in The Cafeteria? by Beverly Tatum
    • Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins
    • The Black Woman, An Anthology by Toni Cade Bambara
    • Ain’t I A Woman? by Bell Hooks
    • Zami: A New Spelling of My Name – A Biomythography by Audre Lorde
    • Sula by Toni Morrison

Our Women’s Center staff and volunteers are participating in an internal book club as part of our Anti-Racism Work Committee. The book we are currently reading is “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones, a work of fiction written by an author of color and an Oprah book choice in 2018. Please feel free to read this novel on your own and let us know your thoughts!