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Videos/Podcasts/Ted Talks 

What is allyship - Bing video 

Video Describing Performative Allyship

Systemic racism: What does it mean and how can you help dismantle it ( 

Vital Conversations: Keys to Forming a Successful Anti-racism Allyship Group (Mountain Sky Conference with Trinity UMC, Rev. Ken Brown & Deb Meyer)


University of Denver: "Pathways to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion"  A Liberal Arts Perspective of the Social Justice Movement: A Virtual Roudtable event with Gregory Moore, Danny McIntosh, Angela Parker and Roger Holland


"Reshaping the Moral Imagination of the Nation" with Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Union Theological Seminary and Darren Walker, President and CEO of the Ford Foundation.


“The Urgency of Intersectionality” with Kimberle Crenshaw    (18:49)


“White Women’s Toxic Tears” with Lisa Sharon Harper     (1:08:24)


“I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” Bréne Brown with Austin Channing Brown (1:03:42)

Lucretia Berry -anti racism educator   If you are on Instagram, go to author, Deidra Riggs, Instagram page for a great conversation between Lucretia Berry and Deidra Riggs, in which Lucretia speaks about talking about race to children.

“The Body is Not an Apology” Bréne Brown with Sonya Renee Taylor   (1:17:23)

“American Christianity Must Reckon With Legacy of White Supremacy” with Robert P. Jones (36:44)

“How to be an Anti-Racist” – Bréne Brown with Ibram X. Kendi   (1:01:10)

“Called to Do the Unthinkable” with Rev. Valerie Jackson – Cameron UMC   (23:27)

“Where do we go from here?” 2-part conversation facilitated by Oprah Winfrey with Keisha Lance Bottoms, David Oyelowa, Charles M. Blow, Rashad Robinson, Rev. William Barber, Stacy Abrams, Ibram X. Kendi, Ava DuVernay, Jennifer Eberhardt, Nikole Hannah-Jones

Part One:   (51:21)

Part Two:   (51:21)

“Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” with Emmanuel Acho

This is a series of short conversations (about 10 min.) found on You Tube.  They include: Reverse Racism, White Privilege, Educating White People, White Allergies, Seeing Color, Race vs. Religion


“From the Base to the Face of the Democratic Party: Kamala Harris, Black Women and Misogynoir in the 2020 Election.” Facilitated by Kimberlé Crenshaw with Kim Foxx, Kristen West Savali, Maxine Waters, Barbara Arwine, Donna Brazile    (1:39:28)

On Being with Krista Tippett and Ta-Nehisi Coates (1:16) 

Brave Spaces Recommended Resources


The Content of Our Character by M. Garlinda Burton

Allyship 101

Antiracism Starts for White Christians: Do’s and Don'ts by M. Garlinda Burton

Performative Allyship: What Are the Signs and Why Leaders Get Exposed The articles highlight the struggles of black students in the Douglas County Schools.

Trinity UMC Statement of Inclusion 

4 ways to be an ally in the fight against racism | World Economic Forum ( 

For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies | Sojourners 

America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One” - The New York Times (  By Nikole Hannah-Jones - part of The1619 Project examines the legacy of slavery in America. 

“What is Owed” The New York Times Magazine. By Nikole Hannah-Jones

“How to be an Anti-Racist in Denver” – 303 Magazine -June 2, 2020

“Racism among white Christians is higher than among the nonreligious. That’s no coincidence.” By Robert P. Jones – CEO and founder of PRRI


“Reparations bill gets new attention amid BLM. Could other nations provide a blue print?" By Kim Hjelmgaard – USA Today – July 16,2020


“You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body is a Confederate Monument.”  NY Times Magazine – Caroline Randall Williams

Books – Non-fiction

  • I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown.

  • How We Get Free Edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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

  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

  • White Fragility – Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison

  • The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing by Anneliese A. Singh

  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X

  • Becoming by Michele Obama

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  • Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou


Books – Fiction

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Videos – Children

21 Anti-Racism Videos To Share With Kids


“How Long?” – Mark Miller



The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Books – Young Adult

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