Anti-racism Resources

Okanagan Regional Library is committed to helping our patrons better understand systemic racism through these anti-racism resources.

Books
Books & DVDs

 

Click on the links below to view the lists in the library catalogue:

Stop Racism: Nonfiction titles on reconciliation and confronting racism.

Talking Racism with Children: Books to support families talking about racism.

Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes:  Fiction to reflect our diverse communities.

Indigenous Peoples Reading List: Fiction and nonfiction titles on Aboriginal culture, art, traditions.

Anti-Racism Film List: A selection of movies and documentaries on race and racism

Indigenous Films: Some of the best Indigenous films from Canada and around the world 

 

You can also find eBook and eAudiobook lists are available via the Libby App and the ORL eBooks collection:

I Can't Breathe

Walk in Someone Else's Shoes: Fiction to better know other people's lives

Standing Together: Young adult eBooks on Prejudice & Racism

 

 

 

Websites-Apps
Websites

 

Implicit Association Test

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/canada/selectatest.jsp

Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaborative network of researchers investigating implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings that are largely outside of conscious awareness and control. Take a test to contribute to the research and to learn about your own biases in 7 different areas.

 

BC Black History Awareness Society

https://bcblackhistory.ca

The British Columbia Black History Awareness Society (BCBHAS) celebrates the achievements of Black people in British Columbia by creating an awareness of the history of Blacks in B.C., stimulating interest in the contributions of persons of African ancestry to B.C. and Canada today, and celebrating historical and current achievements in the arts, education, government, sports, science etc.

 

Colour Code (Podcast)

https://tgam.ca/colourcode

If there’s one thing Canadians avoid, it’s talking about race. This podcast is here to change that. Join hosts Denise Balkissoon and Hannah Sung for a new conversation on race in Canada.

 

APTN News

https://www.aptnnews.ca

Stay informed with current Indigenous issues, including policing, 2SLGBTQ, the environment, and reconciliation.  You’ll also find links to podcasts and streaming APTN programs.

 

Community-Organizations

 

Anti-racism Organizations

Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/multiculturalism-anti-racism/anti-racism/resiliencebc

This Province of BC initiative will help coordinate anti-racism initiatives and training and develop community-based branches to help with service delivery.  The network has not yet been fully implemented. 

View a list of anti-racism organizations in communities across British Columbia (this list was maintained by the Organizing Against Racism & Hate program, which was active until March 2020).

 

Canadian Race Relations Foundation 

https://www.crrf-fcrr.ca

This organization offers several free online courses, including Indigenous treaties, systemic racism in Canada, understanding how the brain develops bias, and interfaith learning.  There are also webinars on building inclusive organizations, online hate and radicalization, implementing reconciliation, and anti-black racism in schools.

 

You may also want to visit our Newcomers page for information on other community organizations throughout our area.

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