Anti-racist work in Colorado Springs
*This is a living document, and will be updated regularly. Everything here is listed from oldest to newest, so continue scrolling for more updates*
Stay engaged and learn more
Resources are hyperlinked in the text:
- Some local groups include NAACP Colorado Springs, Empowerment Solidarity Network, Chinook Center, Truth and Conciliation Commission, and SURJ Colorado Springs. Citizens Project is a part of the Justice 4 De’Von Editorial Board, a group working to redress and prevent injustice towards Black and Brown youth by police violence. You can find the Justice 4 De’Von Facebook and website hyperlinked here and here.
- Some resources for learning can be found hyper-linked here: resource page for anti-racist learning, scaffolded list for anti-racist learning, and Racial Equity and Liberation virtual learning series.
- Check out this resource guide for “26 ways to be in the struggle beyond the streets”
- Support Black-owned businesses in our city.
Reading, Listening, Watching List
- The End of Policing, Alex S. Vitale
- How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
- Nobody, Marc Lamont Hill
- Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?, Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alana Yu-lan Price
- The Condemnation of Blackness, Khalil Gibran Muhammad
- Lies My Teacher Told Me, James Loewen
- 1619, The New York Times
- Code Switch, NPR
- Seeing White, Scene on Radio
- Uncivil, Gimlet Media
- Teaching Hard History, Teaching Tolerance
- When They See Us, available on Netflix
- Just Mercy, available on Youtube
- I Am Not Your Negro- James Baldwin and Race in America, available on Kanopy (through PPLD)
- 13th, available on Netflix