Black Lives Matter Resources

It's time for HEALING JUSTICE, the restorative and transformative justice film created by Shakti Butler and World Trust - CMU's MLK 2020 featured speaker​.

Here is an ALLY STARTER PACK created by CMU College of Medicine student and SNMA (Student National Medical Assn.) member Nadia Sion who adapted it from The Student Collective for Action on Diversity -Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

Anti-Racism Resources and Readings

Compiled by Arianna Varuolo-Clarke, Kailani Acosta, Lorelei Curtin, Carly Peltier, and Lauren Moseley

Here is a list of resources for things that you can do, read, watch, and listen to now in

direct response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud

Arbery. Educate yourself, others, and have tough conversations on race, equity, and our


Check out this link for a more comprehensive list of anti-racism resources for white

people or people that benefit from white privilege:*r2GGa6EDms3wTMO8NHEqjg

Articles, Speeches, and Essays to Read:

● 11 Things To Do Besides Say 'This Has To Stop' In The Wake Of Police Brutality

by Brittany Wong | Huffpost (May 29, 2020)

● Diversity is more than a skin color, Inclusion is more than a checkbox by Ronnie

Sheth | LinkedIn (June 1, 2020)

● “America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8,


● The Ballot or the Bullet by Malcolm X (delivered April 3, 1964)

● I’m a Black Climate Expert, Racism derails our efforts to save the planet by Dr.

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (June 2020)

● BLACK REVOLUTIONARY TEXTS (PDFs): *a very full and excellent collection*

Books to Read:

Please consider buying from a local, Black owned bookstore! ( Cafe con libros,

Sisters Uptown BookstoreThe Lit BarLa Unique African American Books and

Cultural Center )

● Race Talk By Derald Wing Sue

● White Fragility By Robin DiAngelo, PhD

● What does it mean to be white? By Robin DiAngelo, PhD

● The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

● Me and my white supremacy by Layla F. Saad

● Women, race and class by Angela Y. Davis

● Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis

● So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo

● Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

● Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

● The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

● How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

● The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

● Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur


It Takes an Open Mind - CMU Social Psychology students capture the voices of lived experiences by other students; accompanied by original composition and pianist, student Darian Bird.

● 13th (Netflix)

● American Son (Netflix)

● When They See Us (Netflix)

● The Hate U Give (Cinemax)

● If Beale St Could Talk (Hulu)

● King in the Wilderness (HBO)

● Dear White People (Netflix)

● See You Yesterday (Netflix)


● Code Switch - NPR

● 1619 (New York Times)

● Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

● Pod For the Cause (Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)

● Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

● Seeing White

● Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with

Cindy Wang Brandt’

● Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (Crenshaw is an Isidor

and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School