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Eitz Action Anti-Racism Resources

"It matters if people who are not affected by this do something." Jamil Smith, NPR Code Switch May 31, 2020

Eitz Action will be using this space each week to provide resources (organizations for donations, podcasts, articles, movies, etc) about racial justice and the work of dismantling systemic racism. We recognize that we are all at different places in this process so some of these resources may be familiar and some may be new. Please feel free to send any recommendations to Alicia Zeh-Dean at and we will compile and share all the resources.

Food and Racism: Compiled September 9 2020

To Read: Food Apartheid with Karen Washington from the Guardian

To Listen: The Land of our Fathers, Part 1 and Part 2 from the New York Times 1619 Project about Farm Loan Discrimination among Black farmers, and We Deserve Better with Angie and June Provost from Pod Save the People

To Explore: Grow where you are, Soul Fire Farm, ​​​Rise and Root Farm

Racism and Health: Compiled September 2, 2021

To Read: Racial Inequality may be as deadly as COVID-19 from NPR

To Watch: How Racism makes us sick - Ted Talk from David R. Williams and How racism harms pregnant woman and what can help - Ted Talk from Miriam Zoila Pérez

To Explore: The Center for Racism, Social Justice and Health at UCLA

Voter Suppression: Compiled August 26, 2020

To Read: 15th Amendment still challenged after 150 years from USA Today

To Watch: Voter Suppression continues 55 years after "Bloody Sunday" from PBS NewsHour

To Do: Join our Postcarding project at Eitz Chayim through JALSA and Reclaim our Vote

Housing Segregation: Compiled August 19, 2020

To Read and Listen: NPR's Fresh Air Podcast: A "Forgotten History" of How the U.S. Government Segregated America

To Watch: NPR's Codeswitch Video: Housing Segregation in Everything

August 12:

To Watch: Black America Since MLK And Still I Rise: 4 part PBS series by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

To Read: Two Op-Eds from the Boston Globe in early June:  Make America Uncomfortable Again and What too many white people still don't understand about racism

To Support: Boston Black Hospitality Coalition: Support Black-owned restaurants and bars in Boston

History of Racial Injustice: Compiled August 5, 2020

To Watch: Tedx Talk by Megan Ming Francis: "Let's Get to the Root of Racial Injustice"

To Read: Equal Justice Initiative Reports: Slavery in America and Lynching in America

Resources Compiled July 29, 2020

To Do: Poll workers are needed for September State Primaries and November General Election! You can learn more here.

To Watch: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, a 4 part PBS documentary presented by Henry Louis Gates Jr. 

To Support:  YW Boston: "YW Boston is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all."

Resources Compiled July 22, 2020

To Read: Historical Foundations of Race from the National Museum of African American History and Culture here

To Watch: Ted Talk from Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases: Walk boldly towards them

To Donate: The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls

Resources Compiled July 15, 2020

To Do: Fill your children's bookshelves with diverse writers and diverse stories. New York Times has some ideas of where to start here.

To Watch: 13th: Director Ava DuVernay's film about the US prison system and racial inequality. Available on Youtube or Netflix. 

To Donate: BYP100: "An organization of Black youth activists creating justice and freedom for all Black people."

Resources Compiled July 8, 2020

To Listen: The Stoop Podcast: "a podcast about Blackness, race and identity in America"

To Read: Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail

To Donate: NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Resources Compiled July 1, 2020

To Learn: Explore the National Museum of African American History and Culture website. 

To Give: Join and support Color of Change, the largest online racial justice organization.

Resources Compiled June 24, 2020

To Do: Click here to check your voter registration status

To Learn: Pod Save the People with DeRay: Weekly podcast that focuses on "activism, social justice, culture and politics."

To Give: The Okra Project: A collective that supports the Black Transgender community by providing resources and home cooked meals, in addition to culinary trainings, an international grocery fund and funding community outings.

Resources Compiled June 17, 2020

To Do: Support Black-Owned Businesses and Black-Owned Restaurants

To Learn:  The 1619 Project: A comprehensive New York Times project (articles and podcasts) that "examines the legacy of slavery in America"

To Give:  Equal Justice Initiative: "Works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequity"

Resources compiled June 10, 2020

Justice in June: A collection of resources and actions for each day in June (organized by the amount of time each day you can spend: 10 minutes, 25 minutes, 45 minutes)

CodeSwitch: NPR Series of 30 minutes podcasts on race

Violence in Boston: Local organization working for "creating safer, healthier and empowered Black and Brown communities." 

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