"In order to address racism, in all the places where we witness it's oppressive power, we need people who understand it, can address it and challenge it." - YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.
Racial Justice Resources 201 Click here for Year 1 Resources
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin is pleased to support learning opportunities for Professional Dimensions members as part of our joint project, The Ripple Effect. This resource list complements the Winter/Spring all-member read for the project's second year, How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi.
Read How to be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi to build your understanding of how to effect change toward racial equity in the world.
In this powerful memoir and political guide, Kendi argues that we are either racist or antiracist, there is nothing in between. Buy the book on your own and plan to participate in a virtual small group discussion on April 22nd from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM hosted by Reframing Reality, the Race Relations SIG, led by Paula Penebaker and Corey Zetts.
Special Recommendations from PD’s SIG: Reframing Reality
Please check SIG schedule on the PD website to learn when related discussions will occur and other terrific resources provided by this SIG
Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness by Ruth Frankenberg
The Intersectionality of Racism & Sexism
And the conversation continues today…
The State of Black Milwaukee in National Perspective: Racial Inequality in the Nation’s 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas in 65 Charts and Tables by Marc V. Levine (July 2020)
“Influencers” of Interest – check out the variety of perspectives by following these accounts on Twitter:
Irin Carmon @irin
Brittney Cooper @professorcrunk
Soraya Chemaly @sorayachemaly
Sarah Sophie Flicker @sarahsophief
Roxane Gay @rgray
Meena Harris @meenaharris
Tiffany Jana @tiffanyjana
Tamika D. Mallory @tamikadmallory
Paola Mendoza @paolamendoza
ShiShi Rose @shishi.rose
Amanda Seales @amandaseales
Rebecca Traister @rtraister