Anti-racism work is an ongoing, everyday process of active allyship, listening and learning. In that spirit, the Resource Sharing Project provides a round-up of some of our favorite resources to aid in your journey to undo racism in your coalition and community. Anti-racism work is an integral part of our work to end sexual violence and essential to advance women of color leadership in our movement and beyond.
You can download the referenced resources below in the attachments.
1. Women of Color and Leadership at Sexual Assault Coalitions: Addressing the Gap (2002)
This report is a tool to assist sexual assault coalitions in creating a long-term strategy or complement and already existing strategic plan for increasing training and supporting Women of Color at coalitions. This report provides a snapshot of some key issues to be addressed. Read more here.
2. Women of Color and Leadership at Sexual Assault Coalitions: Pulse Check (2010)
This publication is a follow-up to the 2002 “Addressing the Gap” report, noting progress as well as continuing challenges of individual and institutionalized racism on the anti-sexual violence movement. Read more here.
3. The Current State of Latin@ Victim Advocacy (2010)
This statement includes concerns and recommendations from national Latin@ victim advocacy groups regarding support and inclusion of Latin@ and Spanish language advocacy in the anti-violence movements. Read more here.
4. Statement of Commitment by White Allies in the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement
This statement began to take shape at the Resource Sharing Project meeting in Denver in May 2007 to respond to questions asked by women of color at that meeting. It is a statement that includes recognition of anti-racism as the work of the anti-sexual violence movement and specifically the work of white people in this movement. It also includes action steps and commitments. Read more here.
5. Addressing Racial Privilege: A Mental Model for White Anti-Racists
This is a one page visual flow-chart created by Beyond Diversity Resource Center for white allies to consider and raise consciousness around their own white privilege. Read more here.
6. Dismantling Racism: A Resource Book for Social Change Groups
This resource book is a product of the Western States Center and is designed to supplement a Dismantling Racism workshop. It includes: context for anti-racism work, language and analysis, internalized racism and supremacy, organizational development, and racial justice organizing. It also includes a list of recommended videos and reading. Read more here.
7. Racial Justice Assessment Tool
This is a tool created by the Western States Center for organizations to locate their progress toward racial justice work. Read more here.
8. Sharing the Lessons Learned: Reflections on Six Years of Anti-Racism Work
This is a report published by the Western States Center reflecting on their work since they launched their Dismantling Racism Project documenting their lessons learned into five main themes. Read more here.
9. Dismantling Racism (DR) Works Workbook
This workbook is the accompanying manual to a DR Works workshop and includes information on: the historical oppression in the U.S., cycle of oppression, the three expressions of racism, the four faces of racism, racism defined, how oppression operates, internalization and impact, empowerment, white culture and supremacy, anti-racist organizational development, evaluating your organization, effective problem solving, change teams and caucuses, and recommended reading. Read more here.
10. Undoing Racism and Strengthening the Movement for Social Justice
This is a publication of the Haymarket People’s Fund and chronicles the organization’s process to create a new organizational culture and deepen their commitment to anti-racism. Read more here.
11. Interrupting Racism: A Technique
This is a short handout from Carolyn Gage’s workshop “Interrupting Racism” that outlines strategies for responding to interpersonal racist remarks as well as how to take responsibility when confronted. Read more here.
12. Racial Justice Dominoes
This tool was created by the Western States Center. It is a domino game designed to deepen understanding for those with a beginning understanding of racial justice terminology. Read more here.
13. Why Do We Have Caucuses
This resource provides information on caucuses with coalitions and outlines organizing the group meetings and discussing the internal organizational challenges and creating safe space. Read more here.
Further Reading on Race
Amnesty International, “Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA”, Amnesty International, New York, (2007)
Brave Heart, Maria Yellow Horse, DeBruyn, Lemyra M., “The American Indian Holocaust: Healing Historical Unresolved Grief”, Journal of the National Center (1998):8(2):56-78
Crenshaw, Kimberle. "Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color." Stanford Law Review 43.6 (1991): 1241.
Flint, Charley and Jeff Hitchcock. “Decentering Whiteness.” The Whiteness Papers, Center for Study of White American Culture.
McIntosh, Peggy. “Extending the Knapsack: Using the White Privilege Analysis to Examine Conferred Advantage and Disadvantage.” Women & Therapy 38.3-4 (2015): 232-45. Web.
McIntosh, Peggy. “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women's Studies.” Wellesley Centers for Women
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology. Cambridge, MA: South End, 2006.
Dalton, Harlon L. Racial Healing: Confronting the Fear between Blacks and Whites. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
Delgado, Richard, and Jean Stefancic. Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge. Temple UP, 2001
Giddings, Paula. When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America. New York: W. Morrow, 1996.
hooks, bell. Killing Rage: Ending Racism. New York: H. Holt, 1995.
LaDuke, Winona, Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Reclaiming, Native Harvest Online Catalog, (2005)
Kivel, Paul. Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society, 2011.
Miller Shearer, Jody. Enter the River: Healing Steps from White Privilege Toward Racial Reconciliation. Herald Press.
Moraga, Cherríe, and Gloria Anzaldúa. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. New York: Kitchen Table, Women of Color, 1983. Print.
Pierce-Baker, Charlotte. Surviving the Silence: Black Women's Stories of Rape. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.