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Racial Justice

ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES

To create a community where everyone can fully participate and have equal opportunity to succeed, we must address the historical roots of racism and discrimination that impact us all. This includes creating tools to address systemic and institutional racism that exists in many workplaces.

 

In our recent city-wide survey on community perceptions of racism across Greater Victoria, 61% of residents felt that supportive practices and anti-racism policies in workplaces were critical to addressing issues of racism within Victoria.

Every individual, business and organization has a responsibility to take action to fight racism. If we don’t know how, we need to learn how.

Here are some reading, watching, listening, acting and supporting options to do so. The list is by no means exhaustive.

Bystander Intervention Training

The Bystander Intervention Training Program is designed to equip Victoria residents with practical skills and tools to be better anti-racist allies.

WATCH

Films:

  • 13th (Netflix)
  • When They See US (Netflix)
  • The Hate They Give (Cinemax)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • See You Yesterday (Netflix)
  • If Beale St. Could Talk (Hulu)
  • King in the Wilderness (HBO)
Videos:
READ
Books:
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist – by Dr. Ibrahim X. Kendi
  • White Fragility – by Robin DiAngelo
  • Between the World and Me – by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The New Jim Crow – by Michelle Alexander
  • Social dominance: An intergroup theory of social hierarchy and oppression – by J. Sidanius & F. Pratto
  • The Bluest Eye – by Toni Morrison
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria – by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • So You Want to Talk About Race –by Ijeoma Oluo
  • I know Why the Caged Bird Sings – by Maya Angelou
  • The Can’t Kill Us All – by Wesley Lowery
  • Black Feminist Thought – by Patricia Hill Collins
  • Divided Sisters – by Midge Wilson and Kathy Russell
  • Locking Up Your Own – by James Forman
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God – by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Fatal Invention – by Dorothy Roberts
  • The Miner’s Canary – by Lani Guiner and Gerald Torres
  • The Wretched of the Earth – by Frantz Fanon
  • 25 Books About Being Black in Canada https://www.cbc.ca/books/25-books-about-being-black-in-canada-1.5596949?fbclid=IwAR3Ds3lizBn2jzzUj-e_123sMAYeGL4ran6ygwREPTQEY12a_uJ7E-20IRo
Articles/Essays:
Letters:
  • In the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police in the U.S., Maclean’sasked Black Canadian writers to pen open letters to America addressing the recent upheaval and the task of confronting racism that—deny it as some Canadians might—persists in their own country.
ACT – THINGS YOU CAN DO

 

More anti-racism resources to check out:
Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:
Books:
Podcasts:
Articles:

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 CREDIT (Resources Compiled with references from)

  1. Meneka Repka
  2. Towani Duchscher
  3. Feminist Deliver
  4. Sarah Sophie Flicker,
  5. Alyssa Klein
  6. Evita Ellis

 

 


Tools for Equity

We are proud to support residents of the Capital Region to learn practical anti-racism skills. ICA's Bystander Intervention Training will provide participants with tools and skills to interrupt and address incidents of racism and support racial justice in the region.

Local Immigration Partnership (GVLIP)

Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership (GVLIP) focuses on making sure policies impacting governance, education, health care and housing in our community are a top priority.

Community Partnership Network (CPN)

The Community Partnership Network (CPN) is a group of more than 300 local agencies, businesses, and institutions committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities in Greater Victoria.