LET US LISTEN AND LEARN
I know that a lot of people, myself included, are unsure about the best ways to participate and contribute to the work of healing and restorative justice right now.
As a white guy, I’m trying to check my urge to try to figure it all out so that I can think I have the answers and thus safely ensconce myself in my own expertise. I know that this is a time for me to listen and learn.
At the same time, I know that people within the Bosque CSL community are looking to each other for guidance and direction. To that end, I am pointing to some online resources that might assist us in navigating our education. There’s a lot out there right now, but these articles, books, and websites all offer great starting places:
For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies (2017)
75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice (2017)
First, Listen. Then, Learn: Anti-Racism Resources for White People (2020)
Toolkits and presentations for activists and allies
Blog posts and presentations. Also a great instagram video HERE about taking care of our bodies and breath when amped up and triggered.
Links to articles and information about how to work on untangling unconscious racial biases.
How To Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi (2019)
White Fragility, by Robin J. Diangelo (2018)
Be good to each other. XO, Drew