Resource Guide

Anti-black racism (book)

  • Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
  • How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea J. Ritchie
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • * Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
  • Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock 
  • * Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • * The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 
    by Michelle Alexander
  • The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century 
    by Grace Lee Boggs
  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga
  • When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

Anti-black racism (movies)

  • Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers, 51min
  • Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses ‘White Fragility,’ 84min
  • “How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools, 18min
  • Burns, Ken, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, dirs. The Central Park Five. Sundance Selects, Florentine Films, and PBS, 2012. DVD, 119 min.
  • DuVernay, Ava, dir. 13th. Kandoo Films, Forward Movement, 2016. Netflix.
  • DuVernay, Ava, dir. When They See Us. Tribeca Productions, Array, and Participant Media, 2019. Netflix.
  • Peck, Raoul, dir. I Am Not Your Negro. Velvet Film, Artemis Productions, and Close Up Films, 2016 (2017, United States). DVD.
  • Shannon, Lyttanya, dir. The Naked Truth. Season 2, episode 2, “Death by Delivery.” Aired March 8, 2017, on Fusion TV.
  • Vargas, Jose Antonion, dir. White People. MTV, 2015.
  • Wah, Lee Mun, dir. The Color of Fear. 1994. DVD.”

Trauma Healing

  • * The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van der Kolk
  • * Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine
  • In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter A. Levine
  • Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Lewis Herman
  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker
  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  • Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body by David Emerson
  • Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing by David A. Treleaven
  • Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society by Bessel A. van der Kolk

Yoga and Mindfulness

  • * Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action by Seane Corn
  • * Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind by Frank Jude Boccio
  • * Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith
  • * The Wise Heart By Jack Kornfield
  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele
  • Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Healing and Power by Caroline Myss
  • Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body by Jessamyn Stanley
  • Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Hanson Lasater
  • Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit – A Return to Wholeness by Donna Farhi
  • * Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are By Jack Kornfield

*Top 10 recommended books