Resources for the Fight Against Racism
LESSON PLANS FROM FACING HISTORY AND OURSELVES
Visit Facing History's collection of classroom resources to plan a unit or find the materials you need for class tomorrow. Of particular note:
- Facing Ferguson - Using Ferguson as a case study, students explore the media coverage and the protests that followed—driven to a large degree by social media—and learn to become informed and effective civic participants in today’s digital landscape.
- After Charlottesville: Contested History and the Fight Against Bigotry - The conflict over the public memory of the Civil War in the United States raises profound questions about the relationship between history and the possibility of democracy, and about how our memory of the past influences our choices and beliefs in the present
- After Charlottesville: Public Memory and the Contested Meaning of Monuments - Events in August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists protested the removal of a Confederate monument led to violence and the death of a counter-protester, have raised important issues about history, public memory, and the symbolism of public space.
THe IMPLICIT ASSOCIATION TEST
According to statistics from the Implicit Association Test (IAT), very few of us are totally without prejudice of one form or another. Project Implicit is a long-term research project based at Harvard University that aims to measure people's preferences for certain social groups over others. Take the Race IAT at the link below.
A poem by Kathy Engel
Kathy Engel is a poet, educator and political activist. Over the last 38 years she has worked as a producer, consultant, publicist, and convener with artists, change-makers, and scholars in multiple forms and venues – from street actions, to poetry readings, to multi-media performance pieces. Kathy is Associate Arts Professor and Chair of Tisch School of the Arts’ Department of Art & Public Policy at NYU, where she teaches classes such as “Language as Action” and “The Art of Organization.”
DAMALI AYO's "I CAN FIX IT- RACISM"
Damali Ayo's interactive art project. 2000 people were asked for 5 things individual people can do to end racism. Here are the solutions in our own words.
Articles Written SpeCIFICALLY FOR WHITE AMERICANS ON RACE AND RACISM.
Prepared by Jon Greenberg, and available on his terrific website, Citizenship and Social Justice.