Everyone is at a different place in their learning journey. Some people may be much further. Some may not be familiar with all the terminology I use. Anti-racism is a HUGE topic and it can be overwhelming to know where to start.
A good place to start is anywhere that interest you.
Just keep learning, self-reflecting and exposing yourself to a myriad of different viewpoints. 🤎
Resources in Our Community
Indigenous Corporate Training - I finds myself continuously coming back to this website for it's excellent content
Moms Against Racism (MAR) – you don’t have to be a traditional “mom” to benefit from the wisdom offered here. The founder of this non-profit is Kerry Cavers, a colleague of mine that I greatly admire. The Facebook group gets into all sorts of non-sugar coated, honest conversations and has learning resources. Check it out!
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad. “This book is a gift of compassion from a brilliant Black woman willing to guide you through a deep examination of white racial conditioning in service of your liberation.” – from the foreword in the book. If you read this book (and don’t confuse it for the accompanying journal), I encourage you to really take your time, and when the book asks you to reflect on anti-Black racism, do the challenging self work to reflect on anti-Indigenous racism as well.
Mental Health Resources
Healing in Colour – list of BIPOC counsellors who are mindful to not further oppress BIPOC
24-Hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888
24-Hour Crisis Line from Canadian Mental Health 1-800-784-2433
KUU-US Crisis Line - Crisis line for suicide prevention for Indigenous people on Vancouver Island throughout BC 1-800-588-8717
Sweet Refuge Sangha, a BIPOC Mindfulness Meditation Group - contact me or firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I make someone see racism?
I hear this question regularly. And there are so many ways to approach this.
We hear a message more easily from someone who we perceive to be like us. And quite often, a non-racialized (white) person will be able to hear about racism, privilege and supremacy from another person who is non-racialized.
Non-racialized people teaching the topic of racism is controversial because they are literally profiting off the oppression of people of colour. But what if it ends up being the thing that opens the door to one person's understanding? Decide for yourself and let's have a conversation about it.
I could go on and on… and on about resources. I would LOVE to hear about what resources you know of, your thoughts on these ones, or if you really want to dig deeper into a conversation about any of this. I invite you to connect with me.