Anti-Racism Resources

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Explore resources available through the library such as books, eBooks, films, articles and more on the topic of anti-racism.

Also on this page, find resources from around the web that AHML librarians have collected such as podcasts, websites and guides.
 

Anti-Racism Reading and Viewing for Teens

Our Hub staff have put together this list of books and films for teens looking to better understand current events and the history of racism in the United States. We hope these materials serve as a starting point for important conversations about race and social justice with family, friends, and your community.
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Anti-Racism Reading for Kids

Our Youth Services librarians have put together this list of books for children and families looking to better understand current events and the history of racism in the United States. We hope these materials serve as a starting point for important conversations about race and social justice with family, friends, and your community.
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Anti-Racism Reading and Viewing for Kids (eBooks and Downloads)

Our Youth Services librarians have put together this list of books and films for children and families looking to better understand current events and the history of racism in the United States. We hope these materials serve as a starting point for important conversations about race and social justice with family, friends, and your community.
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Anti-Racism Reading For Adults

Our Adult Readers Advisors have put together several lists of books and films to better understand current events and the history of racism in America.
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Articles, Podcasts and Websites

 

Resources for Parents

Library and Community Resources

The following is a list of databases that will lead to articles, books, videos and news items on each of these topics:

AAPI - EBSCO Explora | Gale in Context: High SchoolSummon

Anti-RacismEBSCO Explora | Gale in Context: High School | Summon

Black Lives Matter EBSCO Explora | Gale in Context: High School | Summon

Police Brutality EBSCO Explora | Gale in Context: High School | Special Reports (Newsbank) | Summon

 

Recorded library programs of interest on the library's YouTube channel:

Film Discussion and Q&A with Frances Causey, Director of The Long Shadow - The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege. Causey places this in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.

Redlined - Author, educator and archivist Linda Gartz's award-winning book, Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago, connects the dots between today’s racial profiling and inequities to the government policy of redlining.

The Language of Empathy: A Conversation with Artist James Bowey - Photographer James Bowey discusses his unique approach to storytelling as a means of awakening empathy and deepening human connection. A conversation with the artist, recorded from a livestream of a virtual program presented by the library on May 1, 2020. The event was inspired by James Bowey's documentary photo exhibit, When Home Won't Let You Stay: Stories of Refugees in America, presented earlier this year at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

Community Resources:

Arab American Action Network

Asian Health Coalition

Asian Human Services

Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM) Collective

Black Lives Matter Chicago

Black Mental Health Alliance

Center for Antiracist Research

Chicago Community Trust

Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism (Chicago ROAR)

Enrich Chicago

Equal Justice Initiative

How to Protect Your Mental Health While Fighting Racial Injustice

Inclusive Therapists

Invisible to Invincible

Mental Health Resources for Young People of Color

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network