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Anti-Racism Resource List

This summer we had 3,000 participants join our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, who received daily emails designed to broaden their understanding of racism in our society and the ways that they can work to eliminate it. If you were part of that Challenge, then you saw our resource round-up on day 21 of the Challenge. Below, we’ve compiled additional resources considering racial justice, racism and the impact of racism on lived experiences.

Movies/ Documentaries:

  • True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality (George Kunhardt) A look at how Alabama attorney Bryan Stevenson struggles to create more fairness in the legal system.
  • Get Out (Jordan Peele) A horror-comedy film that explores modern American racism.
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) A four-episode depiction of what led to the wrongful 1990 conviction (and eventual exoneration in 2002) of a handful of teenage Black boys from Harlem in the violent rape and assault of 28-year-old New York banker.
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) An historical drama based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches.
  • Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (David Heilbroner, Kate Davis) An investigation into what happened to activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop.
  • Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee) Released 30 years ago, the film explores how racial inequality drives conflict in a predominantly African-American community on the hottest day of the summer.
  • LA 92 (Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin) LA 92 is about the Los Angeles riots that occurred in response to the police beating of Rodney King. The film is entirely comprised of archival footage.

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