Our Executive Board unanimously passed a resolution to support the Movement for Black Lives, and our Union is united in our commitment to become an anti-racist organization. Here are some resources for SEIU 49 members who want to become stronger allies and accomplices in the fight for justice and equity for Black people.
Download our SEIU 49 Members for Black Lives Matter poster and car sign here!
Anti-racism resources to check out:
Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:
Articles to read:
Videos to watch:
- Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)
- “How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)
- Futures Without Violence
- The Urgency of Intersectionality
- Doing Race (video 1)
- Doing Race | Undoing Racism through Immigration & Assimilation, Immigration & Migration, Emotion, Literature, Performance, and Systems Thinking (videos 2 – 7) to learn more about how people do race across different domains of life, and to explore recommendations and solutions for undoing racism.
- Racial Perception | Doing Race and Racial Perception | Undoing Racism (videos 8 – 9) to learn more about the role racial perception plays in doing race with examples from criminal justice, education, and literature.
- Learn more about how people do race. For more background, check out the concept guides on defining race and the culture cycle (including videos 10 – 11).
- Social Determinants of Health
- Minority Health Disparities – Michelle’s Story
- If You’re Not White It’s Hard to Get Mental Health Care
- Social Inequalities in Health
Podcasts to subscribe to:
Books to read:
Films and TV series to watch:
- 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
- American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
- Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
- Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
- Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
- Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
- Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
- I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
- If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
- Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
- King In The Wilderness — HBO
- See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
- Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
- The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
- When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
Interviews to listen to:
National organizations to follow on social media:
Local organizations to follow on social media: