Forgiveness Guided Meditation by Azim Khamisa

"Forgiveness – The Crown Jewel of Personal Freedom" Workbook by Azim Khamisa

“How to Help Your Kids Understand Forgiveness” , featuring Tasreen Khamisa, by The Greater Good Science Center (video)

Forgiveness Articles and More by the Greater Good Sceince Center Magazine

Forgiveness Practices by The Greater Good Science Center In Action

The Forgiveness Project, real life stories about Forgiveness

Resources on Forgiveness by the Fetzer Institute

“The Power of Forgiveness” by Harvard Health Publishing (article)

“Forgiveness: Letting Go of Grudges and Bitterness” by the Mayo Clinic (article)


"The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit" by Azim Khamisa and Jillian Quinn (book)

“Family-Care, Community-Care and Self-Care Tool Kit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma", a Community Healing Network’s Healing Toolkit 

"The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma" by Bessel van der Kolk (book)

"My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies" by Resmaa Menakem (book)

"Healing Resistance"by Kazu Haga (book)

"Putting Healing Back at the Center of Health Care" by Rana L.A. Awdish and Leonard L. Berry, published on the Harvard Business Review (article)

"8 Ways People Recover from Post Childhood Adversity Syndrome" by Donna Jackson Nakazawa (article)

Irresistible, previously the Healing Justice podcast

Anti-Racism Resources


“The Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

“Something Happened In Our Town” by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard, illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin

“I Am Not A Number” by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland

“Anti-Racist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky

“Dim Sum For Everyone!”by Grace Lin 

“Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez And Her Family’s Fight For Desegregation” by Duncan Tonatuih

“Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock” by Aslan & Kelly Tudor

“The Day You Begin” by Jaqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez

“Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People To Freedom” by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

“Hot Hot Roti for Dada-ji” by F. Zia, Illustrated by Ken Min

“The Boy And The Wall” by Palestinian Children in the Aida Refugee Camp

“New Kid” by Jerry Craft


“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison

“Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

Genesis Begins Again” by Alicia D. Williams

Dear Martin” by Nic Stone

How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi

Assata: An Autobiography” by Assata Shakur

The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Malcom X with Alex Haley

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave” by Frederick Douglass


The First R: How Children Learn Racism” by Debra Van Ausdale & Joe R. Feagin (white author)

Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting In America” by Nefertiti Austin

Teaching Your Kid About Black History Month” (Article) by Nefertiti Austin

Parenting Forward” by Cindy Wang Brandt

Revolutionary Mothering: Love On The Front Lines” by Edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams by 

Raising White Kids:Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America” by Jennifer Harvey

We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood” by Dani McClain

People Trying to Learn

On White Identity & Anti-Racism

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin Diangelo

White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo (Short Essay)

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Readings & Website

Indigenous History

An Indigneous Peoples’ History of the United States” by Roxanne Ortiz-Dunbar

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West” by Dee Brown

500 Years of Indigenous Resistance” by Gord Hill

The Militarization of Indian Country” by Winona LaDuke

From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii” by Haunani-Kay Trask

In Which We Establish That There Was a Genocide Against Native Americans” by Cutcha Risling Baldy

Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement” by Ward Churchill & Jim Vander Wall

Black History

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa” by Walter Rodney

Black Reconstruction In America” by W. E. B. Dubois 

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America” by Manning Marable

How Slaves Built American Capitalism” by Garikai Chengu

"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander

The Wretched of the Earth” by Frantz Fanon

"Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Ballot or the Bullet” by Malcolm X

Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI Murdered a Black Panther” by Jeffrey Haas

Women, Race, and Class” by Angela Davis

Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde” 

Resources on Race & Education

Babies Start Acting Racist Before They Can Talk” by Amanda Hess

Study: White Students More Likely to Win College Scholarships” by Colorlines

"My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3." by Tunette Powell

14 Disturbing Stats About Racial Inequality in American Public Schools” by Steven Hsieh

Studies Confirm the Dehumanization of Black Children and the ‘Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline’” by Sonali Kolhatkar

Unequal Opportunity: Race and Education” by Linda Darling-Hammond

The Best Map Ever Made of America's Racial Segregation” created by Dustin Cable

Why the ‘Sunken Place’ in Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Reminds Me of the Public Education System” by Dubian Ade

“I compared universities to slave plantations to disturb, not discourage” by Kehinde Andrews

What if people told European history like they told Native American history?” by Indigenous History Wordpress

The School-to-Prison Pipeline Tragedy on Montana’s American Indian Reservations” by Melina Angelos Healey 


5 Things You Should Know About Racism | Decoded with Franchesca Ramsey

The Unequal Opportunity Race by Erica Pinto

The Color of Fear

13th (Film)

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Settler-Colonialism and Genocide Policies in North America

Get Out

"Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?" (James Baldwin)

Growing Roses in the Concrete” by Jeff Duncan-Andrade

Curriculum & Activities

Let’s Talk” by Teaching Tolerance

University of Arizona: Tapped Into Awareness

University of Arizona: Privilege Walk

Bridging - Towards A Society Built on Belonging: Animated Video + Curriculum

Blueprint for Belonging Popular Education Curriculum Resources

The Circle of Human Concern: Video + Curriculum

Settler Colonialism

Settler Colonialism Primer” by Laura Hurwitz & Shawn Bourque

"What is Settler Colonialism?" by Maya Mikdashi

Decolonization is Not a Metaphor” by Eve Tuck and Wayne Yang

On Constructing Race & Racism

A History: The Construction of Race and Racism” by the Dismantling Racism Project

What We Mean When We Say 'Race Is a Social Construct'” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Race in U.S. History: The Science of Race” by

Orientalism” by Edward Said

Other Must Reads

The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"The face of racism today is not a slaveowner": Eric Foner as interviewed by Elias Isquith

“Get Out: the film that dares to reveal the horror of liberal racism in America” by Lanre Bakare

""A matter of death and death": Confronting anti-black racism among Latinos" by Aura Bogado

"Environmental Justice: What the Candidates Missed in Flint" by Mike Ludwig

I’m Losing Tons of Friends Fighting Racism. And I’m Totally Okay with That.” by Johnny Silvercloud

Resources on Police Brutality & Police / Prison Abolition

Origins of the Police” by David Whitehouse

Race and Criminalization; Black Americans and the Punishment Industry” by Angela Davis

From the Prison of Slavery to the Slavery of Prison: Frederick Douglass and the Convict Lease System” by Angela Davis

Imprisoned Intellectuals: America's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion” edited by Joy James

Prison, Where is Thy Victory” by Huey P. Newton 

Abolish the Police. Instead, Let’s Have Full Social, Economic, and Political Equality” by Mychal Denzel SmithTwitter

We’re Trying to Destroy the World: Anti-Blackness & Police Violence After Ferguson” by Frank B. Wilderson, III

Brown U. student leader: More African-American men in prison system now than were enslaved in 1850

Native Americans are the unseen victims of a broken US justice system” by Jake Flanagin

Against Hired Guns” a response to Oakland Police Murders

Instead of Prisons: A Handbook for Abolitionists” 

Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex” by Critical Resistance