Black Out Tuesday Resources for Leadership Academy Families

by Mindy Lockard on June 2, 2020

#BlackOutTuesday is more than just putting up a black screen on social media, it’s a commitment to listening and learning.  I’ve collected a list of resources for families to use as starting points of conversation and education, not only today, but moving forward. While this is a fairly comprehensive list, it’s certainly not perfect. If you have additions, please feel free to drop a note below with other sites and resources. While I have researched most here, I encourage our Leadership Families to make their own decisions on what is appropriate regarding age and maturity. The most important thing is that we start.
The Brown Bookshelf’s FaceBook Live. We invite you to join us on Thursday, June 4 and spread the word. People around the nation are hurting. This is a time to come together and stand up. Our kids need us, and we are here for them. (School-age kids welcome).
Kids 7:00 – 7:45 PM ET
Parents, Educators & Librarians 7:45 – 8:30
Movies / TV:
All American (series) — some sexual content
13th on Netflix (documentary)
American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — FREE In June for Black Out Tuesday —
Books for Youth
This Book is Anti Racist by Tiffany Jewell
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Me and White Supremacy  by Layla F SAAD
Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson
Other Side, Jacqueline Woodson
Lions of Little Rock  by, Kristin Levine
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Parent Resources and Groups
Black Feminist Thought  (Book) by Patricia Hill Collins
Heavy: An American Memoir  (Book) by Kiese Laymon
How To Be An Antiracist (Book) by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy (Book) by Layla F. Saad
Raising Our Hands (Book) by Jenna Arnold
Redefining Realness (Book) by Janet Mock
Sister Outsider (Book) by Audre Lorde
So You Want to Talk About Race (Book) by Ijeoma Oluo
The Bluest Eye (Book) by Toni Morrison
The Fire Next Time (Book) by James Baldwin
Social Media Organizations to Follow
Antiracism Center: Twitter
Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
The Conscious Kid: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Families Belong Together: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
MPowerChange: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Muslim Girl: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
National Domestic Workers Alliance: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
RAICES: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
SisterSong: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
United We Dream: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

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