Anti-Racist Path & Resource List 

Anti-Racist Path Series

“As we mourn and seek justice for the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop and Tony McDade (to name but a few), many black people such as myself are wondering: what will happen when the news cycle is over, the social justice memes are no longer posted, and the declarations for inclusivity, diversity and “doing the work” have died down? What happens when white people, momentarily awoken from the comfortable slumber of white privilege by this moment of unignorable protest, go back to sleep? How do we actually create an anti-racist world and rid ourselves of this sickness and system of white supremacy, when the people who benefit from it are not showing up to do the work?” 

-Layla F. Saad, Do the work: an anti-racist reading list 

 

Anti-Racist Path: Series for dialogue, skill-building, and action

Please see the Anti-Racism Resource List for relevant links to educational resources. Please contact Lynn Lammers with any questions or concerns. 

This series invites you to commit or re-commit yourself to anti-racism. We will notice and name racism and envision what dismantling white supremacy looks like for each of us. As we begin this work, we’ll emphasize building emotional resilience and honoring the myriad of emotions that arise when we do the hard work of challenging white supremacy. Affinity space may be provided at certain points in the process.

 It’s important that all participants attend the orientation session on March 2 to get a clear sense of what this series is and what it’s not. The series will be limited to 40 participants, and those on the waitlist will fill the spots of any participants who choose to opt out following the orientation. 

 

All sessions will be held over Zoom

There will be a limit of 40 participants. 

We will keep a waitlist.

 

Throughout this series, participants will:

  • Examine social identities with respect to power and privilege
  • Identify and express processes of racial identity development
  • Develop skills to recognize and navigate a full range of human emotions related to justice work
  • Analyze the destructiveness and persistence of whiteness and white supremacy in individual, interpersonal, systemic, and cultural environments
  • Engage in a community of co-learners to build capacity and support for continued action

 

Series facilitators: Kirby Gibson, Lynn Lammers, Lisa Laughman, Kendra Pyle, Samuel Saldivar

 

Spring 2022 Anti-Racist Path Series Timeline:

Orientation: Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 2-4pm

Asynchronous week (MSU spring break): Materials provided, engage at your own pace.

Session 1: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 2-4pm 

Session 2: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 2-4pm

Session 3: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 2-4pm

Session 4: Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 2-4pm

Session 5: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 2-4pm

Session 6: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 2-4pm

 

Registration Link: https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dprMNYA1y4jypcW

 

 

Books 

(please consider supporting a Black-owned bookstore)

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Teaching to Transgress by Bell Hooks
  • Identity Consciousness Supervision by Robert Brown, Shruti Desi, and Craig Elliott (available online through MSU Library)
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  • Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
  • Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts
  • Biased by Jennifer Eberhardt
  • Everday Bias by Howard Ross
  • Campus Uprisings by Ty-Ron M.O. Douglas, Kmt G. Shockley, Ivory Toldson
  • Blackhood Against the Police Power by Tyron P. Woods
  • The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison
  • Making All Black Lives Matter by Barbara Ransby
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin
  • Race Matters by Cornel West
  • Can We Talk About Race? By Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • Campus Counterspaces by Micere Keels
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
  • My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem
  • Toxic Ivory Towers by Ruth Enid Zambrana
  • Microaggressions and Marginality by Derald Wing Sue
  • Critical Race Theory by Kimberle Crenshaw, Neil Gotanda, Gary Peller, Kendall Thomas
  • Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry
  • We Want to Do More Than Survive by Bettina Love
  • White Working Class by Joan Williams
  • We Cast A Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Articles

 Podcasts

  • NPR’s Code Switch
  • New York Time’s 1619
  • Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
  • Good Ancestor Podcast with Layla Saad

 Movies and Videos

Local Black-led Organizations to Follow

National Organizations to Follow

Hashtags to Follow

  • #blackintheivory
  • #sayhername