VMG wants to remain a safe space for all. In order to do so, we’ve provided our community and ourselves with a list of resources. This list is evolving, and features but is not limited to, suggested reading, e-learning websites, suggested places of donations, and staff picked Denver Black-owned businesses. We encourage you to look over this list and share it with others.
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Black Lives Matter 5280
The Bail Project
National Bail Fund Effort
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Black Visions Collective
Emergency Release Fund
North Star Health Collective
Black Table Arts
George Floyd Memorial Fund
Jewell, Tiffany. This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2020.
Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: New Press, 2010.
Anderson, Carol. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2016.
Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time. New York: Dial Press, 1963.
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Boston: Beacon Press, 2018.
Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be an Anti Racist. New York : One World, 2019.
Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Trumansburg, NY: Crossing Press, 1984.
Moraga, Cherríe and Gloria Anzaldúa, eds. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1981, 2015.
Rankine, Claudia. Citizen: An American Lyric. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2014.
Tyson, Timothy. Blood Done Sign My Name. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2005.
Wise, Tim. White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. Berkeley, Calif.: Soft Skull Press, 2011.
Davis, Angela. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books, 2016.
Harding, Vincent., King, Coretta Scott., King, Martin Luther. Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos Or Community? United States: Beacon Press, 2010.
Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Chicago, IL: Haystackbooks, 2016.
Smith, Clint. Counting Descent. United States: Write Bloody Publishing, 2016.
Laymon, Kiese. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016.
Johnson, Gaye Theresa and Alex Lubin, ed. Futures of Black Radicalism. United Kingdom: Verso Books, 2017.
Gumbs, Alexis Pauline and China Martens, Mai’a Williams, ed. Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. Oakland: PM Press, 2016.
Jordan, June. Some of Us Did Not Die: New and Selected Essays. London, UK: Basic Books, 2003.
Anderson, Carol. One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy. London, UK: Bloomsberry Publishing, 2018.
Hunt, Erica and Dawn Lundy Martin, Ed. Letters to the Future: Black Women, Radical Writing. Tuscon: Kore Press, 2018.
Racial Equity Tools
Anti Racism Research and Policy Center
Check Your Privilege
VMG′s Favorite Black Owned Denver Businesses