Black Lives Matter Resources

It's time for HEALING JUSTICE, the restorative and transformative justice film created by Shakti Butler and World Trust - CMU's MLK 2020 featured speaker​.

Anti-Racism Resources and Readings

Compiled by Arianna Varuolo-Clarke, Kailani Acosta, Lorelei Curtin, Carly Peltier, and Lauren Moseley

Here is a list of resources for things that you can do, read, watch, and listen to now in

direct response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud

Arbery. Educate yourself, others, and have tough conversations on race, equity, and our


Check out this link for a more comprehensive list of anti-racism resources for white

people or people that benefit from white privilege:*r2GGa6EDms3wTMO8NHEqjg

Articles, Speeches, and Essays to Read:

11 Things To Do Besides Say 'This Has To Stop' In The Wake Of Police Brutality

by Brittany Wong | Huffpost (May 29, 2020)

Diversity is more than a skin color, Inclusion is more than a checkbox by Ronnie

Sheth | LinkedIn (June 1, 2020)

America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8,


The Ballot or the Bullet by Malcolm X (delivered April 3, 1964)

I’m a Black Climate Expert, Racism derails our efforts to save the planet by Dr.

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (June 2020)

Black Revolutionary Texts (PDFs): a very full and excellent collection

Books to Read:

Please consider buying from a local, Black owned bookstore! ( Cafe con libros ,

Sisters Uptown Bookstore , The Lit Bar , La Unique African American Books and

Cultural Center )

Race Talk By Derald Wing Sue - Reading Guide (coming) here

White Fragility By Robin DiAngelo, PhD

What does it mean to be white? By Robin DiAngelo, PhD

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Me and my white supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Women, race and class by Angela Y. Davis

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis

So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur


It Takes an Open Mind - CMU Social Psychology students capture the voices of lived experiences by other students; accompanied by original composition and pianist, student Darian Bird.

● 13th (Netflix)

● American Son (Netflix)

● When They See Us (Netflix)

● The Hate U Give (Cinemax)

● If Beale St Could Talk (Hulu)

● King in the Wilderness (HBO)

● Dear White People (Netflix)

● See You Yesterday (Netflix)


● Code Switch - NPR

● 1619 (New York Times)

● Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

● Pod For the Cause (Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)

● Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

● Seeing White

● Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with

Cindy Wang Brandt’

● Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (Crenshaw is an Isidor

and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School)

Websites for Donations:

Justice for George (Big) Floyd ( *)

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery ( *)

Justice for Breonna Taylor ( *)

Black Visions Collective ( )

Reclaim the Block ( )

Know Your Rights Camp ( )

Campaign Zero ( )

Black Lives Matter ( )

Communities United Against Police Brutality ( )

NAACP Legal Defense Fund ( )

American Civil Liberties Union ( )

*On the front page of these links you can easily be directed to information for making

calls and signing petitions!