This webpage is designed to provide additional support for the participants of “Antiracism for Volunteers Series,” run by Alexis Jemal and Karen Gaffney for True Mentors.
Session 1: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6-8pm
Karen’s Powerpoint Slides: Powerpoint Session 1 Gaffney True Mentors September 15 2020
Alexis’s Powerpoint Slides: Anti-racism for volunteers_True Mentors
Articles and Books
“Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Race” (from Race: The Power of an Illusion)
Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox by Karen Gaffney (book)
Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini (book)
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad (book)
Films, videos, and podcasts
Race: The Power of an Illusion Episode 1 “The Difference Among Us” (PBS documentary) (just under 1 hour) (Note that Episodes 2 and 3 are also worth watching. All three episodes are available on vimeo for $4.99 rental. They are also available on Kanopy, if you have access to that service through a library).
The Surprisingly Racist History of “Caucasian” (5 minute video)
“Seeing White” (14-part podcast series from Scene on Radio that covers the social construction of race, the invention of whiteness, systemic racism, and more)
TED Talks with Titus Kaphar “Can art amend history?” and “Can beauty open our hearts to difficult conversations?”
Note that additional resources are available on the rest of Karen’s website – go to the tab for Resources on Race and Racism as well as the additional Resource pages under that tab.