CMAC’s mission is to empower the voices of our community. We do that in part by providing a platform where those voices can be heard. The voices of dissent, the voices demanding change to the status quo, and the voices calling for action against injustices are too often ignored or silenced.
This week’s newsletter is dedicated to amplifying those voices. With protests and riots flooding our screens, we wanted to take a moment to share resources to help you navigate through the barrage of messages. We encourage everyone in our community to be part of the solution, to take the time to read, watch, listen to and help amplify the voices who need our attention most right now.
Below are just some of the resources available, aimed at helping us take an important pause to listen so we can move forward together.
Many community members have taken to the streets to have their voices heard. These individuals are not only are exercising their freedom to assemble, but they are documenting it along the way. See how our community is uniting on the following member-produced programs:
If you are interested in learning how you can produce your own program and share your story, we invite you to attend our free workshop on how to effectively plan your production.
How To Be An Anti-Racist by by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
Code Switch (NPR)
Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
Antiracism Center: Twitter
Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
The Conscious Kid: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
United We Dream: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Resources for Parents
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults
31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
PBS’s Teaching Your Child About Black History Month
Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup from Pretty Good
For more resources, click here. (Document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.)
We are living in a time where silence is deadly. As a community, we can no longer remain silent. It is up to us to change things. CMAC is committed to amplifying the voices of our community and will continue to provide a platform to the people that need it. If you need help getting started or want more resources, please reach out to us via email or on our social media pages.