Racial Justice Institute 2016 Resource List

The following resources were compiled for ESA’s Racial Justice Institute by Micky ScottBey Jones, Kenji Kuramitsu, Darren Calhoun, AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez, Jennifer Bailey, Sarah Withrow King, and Kristyn Komarnicki

Articles

Websites

Books

We could recommend an endless slew of books. Here are just a few we have found helpful. Hopefully they will be the beginning or continuation of an even more robust reading list.

  • Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements edited by Adrienne Maree Brown and Walidah Imarisha
  • Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation by Jennifer Harvey
  • Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Sees Racism by Dr. Drew G.I. Hart
  • The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
  • Charleston Syllabus edited by Chad Williams, Kidada E. Williams, and Keisha N. Blain
  • America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua
  • En La Lucha/In the Struggle: Elaborating a Mujerista Theology by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz
  • The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • A Booklet of Uncommon Prayer by Kenji Kuramitsu

Podcasts

  • Politically Re-Active: Comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu share their curiosity about our political process and constantly changing electoral landscape.
  • Show About Race: Authors Baratunde Thurston (How To Be Black), Raquel Cepeda (Bird Of Paradise: How I Became Latina), and Tanner Colby (Some Of My Best Friends Are Black) host a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America. This show is “About Race.”
  • Tavis Smiley & Cornel West’s final show: The two hosts share highlights from their favorite conversations from their show.

Videos

Contact

Follow the facilitation team using the info below:

Micky ScottBey Jones
MickyScottbeyJones.com
IAmMickyJones@gmail.com
@iammickyjones

Darren Calhoun
DarrenCalhoun.com
dc@darrencalhoun.com
@heyDarren

Kenji Kuramitsu
ARealRattlesnake.com
kenjikuramitsu@gmail.com
@afreshmind

AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez
BrownEyedAmazon.com
brwneyedamzn@gmail.com
@brwneyedamzn

Sarah Withrow King
EvangelicalsforSocialAction.org & BeCreaturekind.org
swking@eastern.edu

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