Anti-Racism Resources

June 8, 2020 

As said in our statement of solidarity with the Black community, as individuals and as an organization we are working to identify how we have participated in the systemic racism toward the Black community, and what our roles are as allies and in elevating Black voices. We encourage you to do the same, and take the next step to dismantle America’s deeply embedded racism. Here are some resources we think will help to get started.

Books to Read:

The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

I know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

So, You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility, Robin Diangelo

How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi

Why I’m No Longer Talking About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge

They Can’t Kill Us All, Wesley Lowery

Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward

White Like Me, Tim Wise

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle, Angela Y. Davis

The Racial Healing Handbook, Anneliese A. Singh

Bearing Witness While Black, Allissa V. Richardson

Shareable Anti-racism Resource Guide, more books listed there

Justice in June,  Syllabus to learn about racism

In the media:

DISCUSSION FORUM For the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge – Food Solutions New England

Why We Can’t Separate Justice and Sustainability in the Food System – Union of Concerned Scientists

#BlackBirdersWeek Celebrates Black Nature Enthusiasts – Wyoming Public Media

Being Black while in Nature: ‘You’re an Endangered Species’ – Earth Island Journal

These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time – CNN

Risking Your Life to Fight Racism (Thank You) – Washington State Department of Health

USWNT roundtable: Players share their thoughts, experiences on racism in America – The Athletic

American Carnage at Lafayette Square – LegalEagle on Youtube

Consider supporting black-owned businesses, independent bookstores or restaurants online.

How to support Black-owned restaurants in SeattleThe Seattle Times

Movies to Watch:


When They See Us

See You Yesterday


Just Mercy

Follow Black and Indigenous and queer environmental scientists on Twitter: