Anti-racism Resources

Resources for your own reading or using in your classroom

Articles and Essays

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism | The Conversation (September 22, 2021 )

Ally Resources For Supporters Of Black Lives Matter | SWAAY (June 4, 2020)

Black Lives Matter: A guide to supporting anti-racism & human rights | Hip Hop Canada (June 4, 2020)

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

Protests, donations, lesson plans: How the education world is responding to George Floyd’s killing | Matt Barnum and Kalyn Belsha (2020)

How NYC Students and Teachers are Making Sense of George Floyd’s Killing | Alex Zimmerman and Reema Amin (2020)

Place, Land, and the Decolonization of the Settler Soul | David Addington Greenwood (2020)

A Guide to Equity and Antiracism for Educators | Hedreich Nichols (2020)

Standing in Solidarity with our Black Colleagues and Black Community in the United States | Dr. Africa Stewart (2020)

Scaffolded Anti-racist Resources

10 TED Classroom Resources About Race in America | Laura McClure (2016)

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston | Jon Greenberg (2015)

Settler Traditions of Place: Making Explicit the Epistemological Legacy of White Supremacy and Settler Colonialism for Place-Based Education | Gardner Seawright (2014)

Toward a Theory of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy | Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995)

Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics | Kimberle Crenshaw (1989)

Decolonization is not a metaphor | Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang (2012)


Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here! | EmbraceRace

25 books about being Black in Canada | CBC Books (2020)

White Fragility | Robin DiAngelo (2018)

Teaching For Black Lives | Edited by Wayne Au, Jesse Hagopian and Dyan Watson (2018)

Teaching community: A pedagogy of hope | bell hooks (2003)

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches | Audre Lorde (1984)

Me and White Supremacy | Layla F. Saad (2020)

Do the work: an anti-racist reading list | Layla F. Saad (2020)

Film and Video

13th | Ava DuVernay (full feature available on YouTube via Netflix)

A brief history of the Black Lives Matter movement | CBC Kids News (YouTube)

Black Communities in Canada Channel – free collection of films by award-winning Black filmmakers, creators, and allies of the Black community | National Film Board of Canada

I Am Not Your Negro – 2016 documentary based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House (official trailer, YouTube)

Websites and Instagram

Anti-Racism Coalition (ARC) Vancouver | @arc.vancouver

BC Community Alliance | @bcca_vancouver

BCTF Anti-racism Teacher Resources

Black Art Gastown | #blackartgastown

Black Girl Collective | @blackgirlcollective_

Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) | @blacklegalactioncentre

Black Lives Matter at School

Black Lives Matter Vancouver | @blm_van

Black Vancouver | @blackvancouver

Black Women Connect Vancouver | @blackwomenconnectvancouver

Black Women in Motion | @blackwomeninmotion

Black Youth Helpline | @blackyouthhelpline

Black Youth Project | @blackyouthproject

Deepening Knowledge

Embrace Race | @embracerace

Federation of Black Canadians | @fbcfcn

Hogan’s Alley Society | @hogans.alley

Justice in June

National Congress of Black Women BC | @ncbwf_bc

Teaching Tolerance | @teaching_tolerance

The Conscious Kid | @theconsciouskid

The Great Unlearn | @thegreatunlearn

The Most Nurtured | @themostnurtured

Unicorn Riot | @unicorn.riot