Awakening to Change: Additional Resources

Want to learn more? Here’s a list of books, films, websites, Ted Talks, and other recommendations you can start with.


Antiracism Reading List from the Blackstone Library

Debby Irving’s Recommended Resources

Justice in June Antiracism Resources

Embrace Race Reading List for Kids  about Race

Nardi Media’s Black Lives Matter Book Club


White Fragility – Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race
Robin DeAngelo

Waking Up White – Finding Myself in the Story of Race
Debby Irving

So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson

How to Be an Antiracist
Ibram X. Kendi

Me and White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
Layla F Saad

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Austin Channing Brown

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
Emmanuel Acho

The Color of Law : A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Richard Rothstein


ACLU Connecticut:

CT Core:

Black Lives Matter:

Black Lives Matter New Haven Facebook:

Center for Children’s advocacy – racial justice:

Everyday Democracy: Connecticut Collaborative on Poverty, Criminal Justice and Race:

Justice in June: created by two friends after the murder of George Floyd to inspire action and awareness – a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies.


Talks to help you understand racism in America: