Racial Equity- 

Education, Content and Activism

**Fighting For Racial Justice Resources**

 

Access a comprehensive compilation of resources, organized and outlined, covering a multitude of aspects within how each person can engage in fighting for racial justice.

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Part Four: Generational Trauma

Within generational trauma, there are four aspects: economic disadvantage, lack of reactive, strategic and essential diversity, lack of representation and visibility, and discrimination. We will explore each of these deeply, delve into the work of Ta-nehesi Coates in his book, ‘Between The World And Me’ and explore ways of understanding our own inadvertent contribution. 

 

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Part Five: Policy Involvement

Using Michigan’s Coronavirus Taskforce on Racial Disparities and others as a blueprint, we explore how committee formation, legislation, existing and still necessary work is being done to counteract racial disparities on several different levels throughout history, including: slavery, convict leasing, mass incarceration, environmental and social disparities .

Part Six: Creating Culturally Competent Spaces for Conversation Around Racial Equity

We discuss Tarana Burke’s amazing work, dive deep into her writing and thinking patterns, and discuss methods of engaging with people of privilege who refuse to acknowledge their individual ingrained racism and stop inadvertently contributing to this larger pandemic of systemic racism. It is the responsibility of people in privilege to do the educating so this burden does not fall to people of color. 

 

 

Part Seven: Political Action on Environmental Racism

Individual, Communal, and Corporate- these are the levels at which political action must be taken on environmental racism. How are activists of color shaping the means for and designing this action, and what is the role of people in privilege in supporting this? 

Part Eight: Toolkit 

At the conclusion of this course, we review the entirety of the content and access the resources for action within this toolkit, which synthesizes integral resources drawn from several locations, including the Racial Equity Toolkit by MDCCR.

 

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