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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Anti-Racism Resources for Employees

Mohawk is committed to providing everyone who learns and works at Mohawk with an inclusive, welcoming and supportive environment. Below is a list of resources to help you better understand racism and anti-racism and how to practice and embed anti-racism into your everyday work and lives.

Articles, Toolkits, Educational Resources, Talks, Videos, Podcasts, Black Organizations, and Anti-Racist Groups

Racism and Colonization in Canada

Colonialism Timeline in Canada: https://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/csafety/mod1/text/timeline.htm

Resident School System in Canada: http://100yearsofloss.ca/en/timeline/#1

Sixties Scoop:

https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/sixties_scoop/

Timeline of Racism in Canada from 1600-2018: https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/Antiracism/RacismTimeline.pdf

Slavery in Canada:

https://humanrights.ca/story/the-story-of-slavery-in-canadian-history

Systemic Racism in the Canadian Healthcare System: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/IPeoples/EMRIP/Health/UniversityManitoba.pdf

Racism in Canada: Reputation of multi-cultural idyll masks reality of discrimination (article): https://www.everythingzoomer.com/general/2020/06/04/racism-in-canada-reputation-as-multicultural-idyll-masks-reality-of-discrimination/?fbclid=IwAR26Mo2PjDH_tXJSq9oOYnu7qcXKtH733UBjey4IGTnGCu2nW2qSfmfLEW0

Article from the Star re: Racism exists in Canada:

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/06/01/racism-exists-in-canada-these-are-the-stories-from-people-who-have-lived-it-as-eyes-turn-on-us-after-george-floyd-death-in-minneapolis.html

Desmond Cole Documentary “The Skin We’re In” (documentary):

https://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/m_episodes/the-skin-were-in

Desmond Cole “The Skin We’re In” (book):

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/536075/the-skin-were-in-by-desmond-cole/9780385686341

Desmond Cole: Fighting Racism in Canada: https://www.tvo.org/video/desmond-cole-fighting-racism-in-canada

What systemic racism looks like in Canada:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/five-charts-that-show-what-systemic-racism-looks-like-in-canada-1.4970352

What is Racism? 

Angela Davis on Structural Racism:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIVSrU3Ajtw

Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC): Race and Racism:

http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/racial-discrimination-race-and-racism-fact-sheet

OHRC e-learning:

http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/learning/elearning/call-it-out

OHRC Individual and Systemic Racism:

http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/race-policy-dialogue-papers/concepts-race-and-racism-and-implications-ohrc-policy

What is a microaggression:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/derald-wing-sue-on-microaggressions-racism/article30821500/

Examples of microaggressions:https://sph.umn.edu/site/docs/hewg/microaggressions.pdf

Understanding White Supremacy and White Privilege

“White Space” Elijah Anderson. An academic article from Journal of Race and Ethnicity: https://sociology.yale.edu/sites/default/files/pages_from_sre-11_rev5_printer_files.pdf

Peggy McIntosh: https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf

Robin Di Angelo talk about “White Fragility”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ey4jgoxeU

Jane Elliot. Brown Eye, Blue Experiment (not the original experiment):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPZEJHJPwIw

Tim Wise

On White Privilege: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Xe1kX7Wsc

Tim Wise - Beyond Diversity (talk in Toronto): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TGMHvj_2JQ

Angela Davis & Jane Elliot: A Conversation on Race and Privilege: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0jf8D5WHoo

Whiteness and white privilege resources:

https://www.racialequitytools.org/fundamentals/core-concepts/whiteness-and-white-privilege

Truth and Reconciliation

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. (2015). Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: calls to action: http://trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. (2015). Honouring the truth, reconciling for the future: http://www.trc.ca/assets/pdf/Honouring_the_Truth_Reconciling_for_the_Future_July_23_2015.pdf

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. (2015). What we have learned: Principles of truth and reconciliation: http://www.trc.ca/assets/pdf/Principles%20of%20Truth%20and%20Reconciliation.pdf

Senator Murray Sinclair: The Truth is Hard. Reconciliation is Harder (video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxtH_E6FqVo

Articles

Barack Obama: How to make this moment a turning point for real change (includes a link to a toolkit):

https://medium.com/@BarackObama/how-to-make-this-moment-the-turning-point-for-real-change-9fa209806067

Elizabeth Mccorvey: Psychology today article on Stop Hesitating:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/spirit-in-session/202006/stop-hesitating

The Invisible Client: Ramifications of Neglecting the Impact of Race

and Culture in Professional Counseling

https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/vistas/article_3867fd25f16116603abcacff0000bee5e7.pdf?sfvrsn=f9eb452c_4

For Leaders

A Crisis Demands Culturally Adaptive Leadership: https://diversipro.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/a-crisis-demands-culturally-adaptive-leadership/

Campus toolkit for combating racism: https://cfs-fcee.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Anti-Racism-Toolkit-Final-1.pdf

List of anti-racism resources for leaders:

https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/antiracismresources/leaders

California Charter Schools Association resources for leaders, teachers, and families:

https://www.ccsa.org/posts/ccsa-provides-resources-for-charter-school-leaders-teachers--families-on-anti-racism-trauma-informed-education-and-social-emotional-learning

Is Your Company Actually Fighting Racism, or Just Talking About It?:

https://hbr.org/2020/06/is-your-company-actually-fighting-racism-or-just-talking-about-it

How to be a white Ally (articles and resources)

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Being-a-white-ally-of-African-Americans-means-15321365.php

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/06/13/us/ap-us-america-protests-white-allies.html

https://www.dismantlecollective.org/resources/

https://www.whiteallytoolkit.com/the-work-of-white-allies

Resource Lists (listing of books, articles, podcasts, etc.)

Obama - Anti-Racism Resources:

https://www.obama.org/anguish-and-action/

List of anti-racism resources:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/preview?pru=AAABcnfzA_k*na9YSCM_uQD4uFJGS7KBwg

List of anti-racism resources:

https://medium.com/wake-up-call/a-detailed-list-of-anti-racism-resources-a34b259a3eea

A Different Booklist - Canadian bookstore specializing in literature from the African and Caribbean diaspora and the global south:

https://www.adifferentbooklist.com/?q=h&fbclid=IwAR0zTp8kXo8JPp2blKb1400MNhHVzcFy18Iqct5IP2sO9GIZWc_izXneFo8

List of Anti-Black racism and anti-racism resources: https://www.usw.ca/news/media-centre/articles/2020/anti-black-racism-and-anti-racism-resources

TED Talks, Videos, and Podcasts

8 talks about impacts of Racism on health:

https://www.ted.com/playlists/567/the_link_between_health_and_racism

List of TED Talks on Racism:

https://www.ted.com/playlists/250/talks_to_help_you_understand_r

Dismantling anti-Black racism in Schooling: https://rsekn.ca/equity-podcast-ep03-dismantling-anti-black-racism-in-schooling/

Alicia Garza and the BLM movement: https://www.chicagoideas.com/videos/alicia-garza-on-leading-the-black-lives-matter-movement

Brené Brown talks with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist from Unlocking Us with Brené Brown on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/unlocking-us-with-bren%C3%A9-brown/id1494350511?i=1000476611079

Jay Smoove: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Ti-gkJiXc

Black Organizations and Anti-Racist Groups

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion: https://hcci.ca/

HCCI’s short-term goal was to deal with the distress in the community caused by the burning of the Hindu Temple, but it was anticipated that to address issues of racism in the longer term, a more profound systemic change would be required. To this end, HCCI was established to develop a civic resource centre to create an inclusive and welcoming city through respecting diversity, practicing equity, and speaking out against discrimination.

Black Lives Matter Toronto: Canada’s largest BLM chapter. In their own words, they aim “to forge critical connections and to work in solidarity with black communities, black-centric networks, solidarity movements, and allies in order to to dismantle all forms of state-sanctioned oppression, violence, and brutality committed against African, Caribbean, and Black cis, queer, trans, and disabled populations in Toronto.”

Black Lives Matter Vancouver: The Vancouver chapter of BLM, that works “to draw attention to our largely invisibilized communities, celebrate people of colour and work in solidarity with other Black Lives Matter chapters across North America.”

Black Legal Action Centre (Ontario): a non-profit community legal clinic that provides free legal services for low or no income Black residents of Ontario.

Black in BC Community Support Fund for COVID-19 (B.C.): A fundraiser for a low-barrier, emergency, micro-grant program for Black people in B.C., who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nia Centre for the Arts (Toronto): Canada’s first Black art centre, committed to fostering and promoting Black identity and community in Toronto through art.

Hogan’s Alley Society (Vancouver): A non-profit organization committed to researching, preserving and publicizing Black history in Vancouver and B.C.

Black Space Winnipeg (Winnipeg): Black Space Winnipeg is a grassroots organization that looks to “spread perspectives of Afrocentrism, and Pro-Black conversation, Black Space Winnipeg creates safe spaces for people of colour through hosting community events, artist demonstrations and workshops.”

Black Liberation Collective (various universities): Black Liberation Collectives are an international movement of students challenging anti-Black racism in post-secondary institutions The BLC began in Canada at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto in 2015.

Black Health Alliance: A community-led charity looking to reduce the racial disparities in health access and care in Canada, focusing on the broad determinants of health, including racism.

The Come Up (Edmonton): A youth collective focused on empowering Black youth in Edmonton through community events and organizing.

Black Film Festivals (various): Cities across Canada including Toronto, Halifax, Montreal and others host annual festivals devoted to celebrating and promoting Black cinema.

Black Youth Helpline (Canada-wide): Originally started in Manitoba, the Black Youth Helpline focuses on community development and support for Black youth across Canada.

Black Women In Motion (Toronto): An organization that support the advancement of Black women in Toronto through educational tools, economic opportunities and cultural content.

Talking to Children about Racism

Podcasts:

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/03/869071246/how-white-parents-can-talk-to-their-kids-about-race

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716700866/talking-race-with-young-children?fbclid=IwAR262i36JkNreR2lYg0pPPHDPL9u6iyHSVkMV2vrR3Ehdl-1oG-0ZlXKMrY

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tellshow/how-w-kamau-bell-talks-about-race-with-his-kids?fbclid=IwAR0_o1x5AvqeT-0l7N83dEpKLA1S6n8SimgXS_Eq2171Pt-jWfleDLz9pT0#.giXGj9x1G

Book lists

PBS booklist:

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/childrens-books-about-race-and-diversity

Toronto Publishing Company Flamingo Rampant is producing feminist, racially-diverse, LGBTQ positive children’s books, in an effort to bring visibility and positivity to the reading landscape of children everywhere:

https://www.flamingorampant.com/

30 books to help you talk to your kids about racism: https://www.todaysparent.com/family/books/kids-books-that-talk-about-racism/#gallery/books-that-talk-about-racism/slide-1

Books on video

A kids book about Racism by Jelani Memory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnaltG5N8nE

Something Happened In Our Town. A child’s story about racial injustice by Marianne Celano, Ann Hazzard, Marietta Collins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOhOFGcWm8

Not My Idea-A Book About Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_f2lGrv44o

Mama Did You Hear The News? by Sanya Whittaker Gragg:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhPdVtHzakQ

Resource lists (listing of books, articles, podcasts, etc.)

https://centerracialjustice.org/resources/resources-for-talking-about-race-racism-and-racialized-violence-with-kids/

http://www.raceconscious.org/category/topics-by-age/elementary-school/

https://www.prettygooddesign.org/blog/Blog%20Post%20Title%20One-5new4

Videos

CNN and Sesame Street. Coming Together: Standing up Against Racism. A town Hall for Kids and Families

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/06/app-news-section/cnn-sesame-street-race-town-hall-app-june-6-2020-app/index.html

Workshops

BLM TO Freedom School (teaches children 4-10 about Black Canadian and diasporic history, to engage children in political resistance to anti-Black racism) http://freedomschool.ca/