June 11 2020 • CFF Team
As a follow-up to the Conversation on Racism & Underlying Issues on Wednesday, June 10, find resources and action steps below. This is just a small glimpse to steps we can all take, and this is a growing and changing list that we will update with new information. If you joined us on the call, would also like to hear from you. Tell us your thoughts and which moments stood out the most to you. Email us here.
Central Florida Urban League
Bros in Convo
Pace Center for Girls
Health Care Center for the Homeless / Orange Blossom Family Health
1. Read about Racial Injustice
Find these titles through your local library, local bookstore or online.
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestory by Layla F. Saad
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.
Let’s Talk about Racism: A Call for Both Black and White to Talk About Antiracist Ideas and Teach Our Kids to Understand How to Treat Other Races and Uproot Racism in America by Linda K. Donald
2. Watch films
Just Mercy about the Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stephenson – free on Amazon Prime Video and YouTube
13th, an analysis of the criminalization of African Americans and the prison boom – available on Netflix
Selma about the historic march of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his followers from Selma to Montgomery – free on Amazon Prime Video
These are just a few, and there are many more available.
3. More Action Steps
Make sure you’re registered to vote, and vote! Find more details on registration and where to vote on your county’s supervisor of elections website.
Complete the census and tell others to do so. The Census helps bring critical funding for important community resources, incuding social justice programs. Learn more HERE.
Take the implicit bias test from Harvard University HERE to identify your hidden biases.
4. Additional Resources from around Central Florida
5. Participate in Table Talk on October 1, 2020
Table Talk is a community-wide conversation where for one day, residents of Central Florida gather to discuss the things that matter most to them. Table Talk provides a way for all of us to be more civically engaged and committed to the community, and we need every voice at the table. Learn more HERE.