“We must awaken to the ways that race and racism have shaped our own brains, our ways of being in the world, and our hopes for the work we might do together.”
We offer resources for your continued learning, including recommending the work of other organizations. Racial justice training is not a competitive field. We all win when we work collectively to address racial injustice.
In our signature introductory course, How to Talk About Race, we focus on teaching a number of tools to support educators and parenting adults in talking about race and taking anti-racist actions in their school communities. These tools are rooted in practices from community organizing, democratic education, critical pedagogy, critical race pedagogy and intergroup dialogue.
In addition to tools to support dialogues about race in schools and classrooms, we also teach a number of practices that support such dialogues. An anti-racist practice is an exercise that a group can use once or more than once to create racially just spaces.
BGLM Book List
We provide Black Girls Lives Matter Children and Young Adult Book Lists for those educators and parenting adults looking for books that center Black girls and Black womxn in the storylines and illustrations. Rise sponsors a Black Girls Lives Matter Book Collection in Richmond, CA at the Multicultural Bookstore. This circulating collection serves local families and educators.
We provide a Black Girls Lives Matter Reader for those educators and parenting adults looking to provide nurturing spaces for Black girls.
During the school year, we offer a weekly newsletter with resources for your continued racial literacy. These are resources that we, as facilitators, also use. We invite you to join us in on-going learning and growth.
The newsletters offer:
What we're reading for ourselves and what we're reading to young people in our lives.
What trainings we're attending to increase our own racial literacy.
What podcasts we're listening to and what webinars we're watching.