Racism continues to gain ground and becomes further entrenched in policies, actions, and institutions, with more racially motivated deaths and violence, increased racial terror, limitations on upward mobility, and increasing racial disparities in areas of deficit.

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Fia recommends
What Lies Between Us: Fostering First Steps Toward Racial Healing

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Whitney recommends
Finding Me

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In a world where divisiveness dominates and fear fuels, What Lies Between Us: Fostering First Steps Toward Racial Healing brings much needed healing and hope. It’s a contagious hope that sparks a desire for life long learning, and it is an excellent book to help people grow in their knowledge prior to joining complicated conversations on race and racism.

What Lies Between Us Journal and Guide: First Steps Toward Racial Healing by Lucretia Berry
What Lies Between Us Journal and Guide: First Steps Toward Racial Healing by Lucretia Berry

Viola Davis's raw and vulnerable telling of her life story is beautiful and courageous.  She exposes the effect of the triple threat of poverty, trauma and racism in her life and how she has taken her power back.  She offers a glimpse into the nuance of brokenness and honors the complexity of that spectrum in both herself and her family.

Finding Me by Viola Davis
Finding Me by Viola Davis

Tracy recommends

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ReGina recommends

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Isabella Wilkerson weaves together stories and data from 400 years of America history to create a wide-angle understanding of racial discrimination in America. Her unsettling yet illuminating comparisons to racial hierarchies in India and Nazi Germany help readers understand how racial hierarchies are created, promulgated (intentionally and unintentionally), and how they can be eradicated. Highly recommend the audiobook version as well!

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

This book spans several generations, following the lineage of two half-sisters, one who experiences drops of privilege from the colonizing Whites and one who falls into the bondage of slavery.  These stories, though drastically different, interweave with history, sadness, loss, pride, family, connection, meaning and self discovery. Homecoming will take you on a ride and force you to examine things, situations, and consequences that are often overlooked or not considered.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Randi recommends
Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop

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Kim recommends
A is for Activist

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This book is a story from a child’s point of view about why Dr. King was in Memphis when he was shot and killed on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in 1968.  As a former elementary school teacher in Duval County, I feel this book should be in every classroom library.

Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan
Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan

A is for Activist is no ordinary alphabet book, exploring the concepts of activism letter by letter. This book is a way to reinforce children learning the alphabet while also showing little ones how they can make a difference in the world by asking children, "Are you an activist?"

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

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Sharon recommends

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Ron recommends
Dear White People

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This show is a fictional/sci-fi depiction of slavery tangled with the present through the time travel experiences of a young Black woman. The transitions from past to future evoke so many emotions and make for an enthralling watch.

This Netflix series easily translates to the real world as many of the issues addressed in the show are present in Black communities today.  The show touches on affirmative action, corrupt systems, and BIPOC students wanting more out of their universities.

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Tom recommends
Nice White Parents

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Jerail recommends
Code Switch

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Nice White Parents by The New York Times and SERIAL is a five-part series about the intersection of race and public education reform. It was an eye-opener to me for my personal and professional lives.  It is an example of structural racism and unintended perpetuation of bias.

Code Switch is a podcast that features fearless conversations about race, hosted by journalists of color.  They really do a great job discussing  how race affects the world, from politics to pop culture

To Support:

  • 2nd Mile Ministries
  • All Things Diverse
  • Civil Rights Learning Exchange
  • Duval Theory of Change
  • Edward Waters University
  • Florida Rising
  • Jacksonville Center for Children's Rights
  • Jacksonville Community Action Committee
  • Jacksonville Human Rights Commission
  • Jacksonville Public Education Fund
  • Jacksonville Urban League
  • Moving the Margins Artist in Residency Program
  • MyVillage Project
  • NAACP Jacksonville Branch
  • Northside Coalition
  • OneJax
  • Take 'Em Down Jax
  • United Way of Northeast Florida
  • Urban Education Symposium
  • Yellow House Art Gallery


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