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Guide | Anti-Racism Resources

Black Lives Matter. We have been taking the time over the last couple weeks to listen, reflect, learn, unlearn and educate ourselves on how to be better allies and actively anti-racist. Below is a list of resources we've been working our way through and will continue to use and add to. Anti-racism and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement is more than just posting on social media or a blog. "The real work will be done when you close the app and no one is there to clap for you, you have to be accountable to your own unlearning." @Blessthemessy

We will recognize and check our own privilege regularly and work harder to ensure our space feels inclusive to everyone, especially the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. We apologize for not making it explicitly clear that you are welcome here. We can do a better job at actively sharing more diversity and inclusivity in our business, and we are sorry if our page has ever felt unwelcome. We will continue to have difficult conversations with our, friends, families, students, and fellow photographers in the industry to educate ourselves to better understand systemic racism, inequality and oppression. We recognize that everyone is learning and unlearning in different ways, so however you are doing the work, keep going.

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou

Articles + Books to Read

How to be an Anti-Racist

Why you need to stop saying "All Lives Matter"

Me and White Supremacy

Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You

The American Nightmare

BlackLife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present

The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power

Until We Are Free: Refelections on Black Lives Matter in Canada

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing


White Privledge: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Podcasts to Listen to

Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi - How to be an Anti-Racist

Conversations with Nova Reid | Anti-Racism Activist

Code Switch | Race and Identity

Higher Learning | Black Culture, Politics and Sports

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Colour Code | Race in Canada

Missing and Murdered

The Secret Life of Canada

The Current | Hogan's Alley: a hidden piece of Vancouver's Black History

The United States of Anxiety | 40 Acres in Mississippi

The Stakes | Episode 12 White Like Me

21 Podcasts that Confront Racism in America

Our Shared Podcast | Playlist of Podcasts for Anti-Racism

Places to Donate

Hogan's Alley Society

Black Lives Matter Vancouver

Black Health Alliance

Resources for Parents + Teachers

@TheConsciousKid | Parenting and Education through a Critical Race Lens

Anti-Racism Books for Kids

16 Resources you'll need for raising an anti-racist child

Teaching your kid about Black History

How White Parents Can Talk to They Kids About Race

CNN/Sesame Street Racism Town Hall

15 Classroom Resources for Discussing Racism, Policy and Protest

How to talk to your Family About Racism

Are your kids too young to talk about race | The Conscious Kid

Raising Anti-Racist Children | Podcast with Kirsten Coggins

Resources for Photographers

How to edit Melanated Skin | Jen Piece Photography + Unscripted

People are not Props: How to Avoid Tokenism in your Portfolio

Am I doing the work: Anti-Racism Webinar for Photographers (over but follow @tomayiacolvin for updates on future workshops)

Movies, Videos + Documentaries to watch

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time

Systematic Racism Explained

How to Build an Anti-Racist World

Abolishing Racism from the Inside Out

The 13th

Talks to Help you Understand Racism in America

Two Canadas: My Story of Generosity and Systematic Racism

The Racial Wealth Gap Explained

Just Mercy - free on Amazon in June

We Need to Talk about an Injustice

The Dangers of Whitewashing Black History

The Symbols of Systematic Racism - and how to take away their power


Anti-Racism Daily | Your Daily Reminder to Dismantle White Supremacy

If you have more resources you would like to see added to this list please let us know and we can make updates.


Sarah and Olivia

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