Anti-Racism Resources from Ani + Wren

June 08, 2020

We are heartbroken over the tragic events that have taken place over the past week. These recent events have brought to light the systemic racism and injustices affecting the black community. As an organization, we realize we have not done enough. We recognize that with our privilege and our platform, we have a responsibility to take a stand, take action and be advocates for the necessary changes that need to take place.

As mothers, we have a responsibility to educate our children and raise them with the values we know to be right and actively anti-racist. As a business, we are committed to listening, learning and enabling change within our organization. All of this begins with education and empowerment.

Ani + Wren has always been a resource for mothers and their families and we will continue to provide a space for conversation, education and listening. In the long term, we will also continue to share anti-racism resources to our community, uplifting and amplifying these voices.  

We don’t have all the answers, but we are listening and learning to do everything we can to help advocate for change. Please join us, and together let's open up the conversation about race — with our friends, our families, our colleagues and our communities. 

 

Alice Walker

Places to Donate in Canada

Black Lives Matter Canada

Black Legal Action Centre

Black Health Alliance

Black Women In Motion

Black Youth Helpline

Canada Anti-Hate Network

Justice for Regis Fund


Other Places to Donate that are accepting International Funds

Black Lives Matter

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Justice for Breonna Taylor

I Run With Maud Fund

National Bail Fund Network

The Loveland Therapy Fund

 

Rachel Cargle

Organizations to Follow

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Toronto

Color of Change

GirlTrek

NAACP

Reclaim the Block

The BIPOC Project

The Conscious Kid


Anti-Racism Advice for Adults

75 Things White People can do for Racial Justice by Corinne Shutack

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change by Barack Obama

Racism Defined by dRworksBook

The Year I Gave Up White Comfort: An Ode to my White “Friends” on Being Better to Black Womxn by Rachel Ricketts

Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement — Here’s What You’ve Missed by Ijeoma Oluo


Advice for Parents Educating Their Children on Anti-Racism

Conversations with Children about Race: What, When and How to Talk to Kids About Race a course from Monique Melton

How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids from Common Sense Media

Nailed It's Nicole Byer Gives Guidance for Talking to White Kids About Black Lives Matter

Teaching Your Child About Black History by Nefertiti Austin

 

Angela Davis

Children's Books

*although we have linked to Amazon, please purchase these books from your local bookstore when possible

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

How Mamas Love Their Babies by Juniper Fitzgerald

Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh 

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson 

The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes

Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged by Jody Nyasha Warner


Adult Books

*although we have linked to Amazon, please purchase these books from your local bookstore when possible

How to be Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi 

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth 

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis


Media to Watch

13th — Netflix

American Son — Netflix

Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

Clemency — Available to rent

Dear White People — Netflix

Fruitvale Station — Available to rent

I Am Not Your Negro — Available to rent

If Beale Street Could Talk — Available to rent

See You Yesterday — Netflix

Selma — Available to rent

Time: The Kalief Browder Story — Netflix

When They See Us — Netflix


Media to Listen to

1619

About Race

Code Switch

Pod For the Cause


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