Educate yourself about anti-racism during Black History Month
The Athabasca University Library has curated a list of anti-racism resources from our library and other public sources. These resources range from books on white privilege and systemic racism, to guides on protest safety to talking to children about racism.
The library add resources that can help anyone looking to educate themselves about anti-racism or the Black Lives Matter movement. Please contact the library if you have any suggestions for this page.
Safety while protesting
Seattle Central College
“The fight for a better world is a dangerous one,” writes Seattle Central College’s librarians. “We cannot guarantee our safety in this moment. But, there is time-honoured activist knowledge that can help us in this moment: know how to protest, do your research, and evaluate new information carefully.”
Resources for supporting protesters
Washington College of Law Pence Law Library Guides
“As turbulent events relating to civil rights and social justice have unfolded across the country following the killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and many before them, many are seeking constructive ways to assist people advocating for civil rights and social justice,” writes the authors of this guide, from Washington College of Law Pence Law Library.
The resources here include links to social justice organizations, ways to support students, petitions, links to bail funds, news sources, advice for protesters, relevant library sources and more.
What you can do
Edmonton Anti-Black Racism ToolKit
Created by writer Bashir Mohamed, this toolkit is designed to inform Edmontonians about systemic anti-Black racism and policing issues.
Educate. Engage. Activate. To End Racism.
The Edmonton Public Library shares resources for how we can educate, engage, and activate to invoke change and “dismantle the racialized world we live in.”
How to support Black Lives Matter, wherever you are
This article in in TimeOut shares ways to “show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests in the USA and around the world.”
Let’s Talk About Race & Discrimination
Edmonton Public Library created this compilation of literature which covers race and discrimination. “This list is meant for all! It doesn’t matter the colour of your skin or your reading style, I’m sure you can find something you’ll enjoy. I’ve included both fiction and non-fiction as they both provide new information and perspectives on race and discrimination.”
Ways to be an ally
Teen Health source shares ways you can help resist oppression—even when it doesn’t affect you personally. “Being an ally means using your privilege to help support people who are facing oppressions that you may not experience yourself (things like ableism, racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.). It’s no small commitment.”
White Academia: Do Better.
“This moment we’re witnessing across the country is not about white feelings. It is about the constant trauma, historic pain, and dehumanization that Black people experience, and frankly, have been experiencing long before the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery.”