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
    • Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Women’s Center staff and volunteers are participating in an internal book club as part of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. The book we are currently reading is “Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement,” by Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. Please feel free to read this acclaimed work of non-fiction on your own and let us know your thoughts!