10for10 a group of Black young men aimed on uniting their communities and black men through community service initiatives and events
Palm Wine Collective a Black creative arts collective that is deepening the conversation around the African Diaspora through innovative cultural experiences
Black Lives Matter 5280 assists in building more loving and united Black communities while eliminating anti-Black violence and racism
Creative Strategies for Change mission is to mobilize arts and education for social justice. We define social justice as both a process and a goal. Informed social change, with lasting effect requires substantial time and responsiveness.
Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center founded in 1994 is located in the historic Five Points District in Northeast Denver—a space committed to fostering growth, strength, and voice in the community. These ends are achieved through the exploration of visual and performing arts, celebrations, and programs that inform and enrich people’s lives.
Denver Justice Project formed in 2015, this organizaiton’s mission is to work with historically marginalized communities to address systemic racism by transforming law enforcement and the structure of the criminal justice system through intersectional movement building, direct action, advocacy, and collaborative education.
Metro Deep To improve the health of Metro Denver’s African Descended community through ownership of our economy
Struggle of Love Foundation – Montbello based food distribution, mentorship programs, and more
Black Business Initiative – Economic Revitalization Program committed to growing a stronger businesses presence within the black community.
Soul 2 Soul Sisters – Black Womxn-led, faith-based programming that focuses on anti-Black racism, reproductive justice and voter engagement
Breaking Our Chains – Disrupting and dismantling the pre-school-to-prison pipeline.
The Black Men’s Project, a project of Another Life Foundation – Bringing awareness of mental wellness in the Black/African American community
Second Chance Center – Helping formerly incarcerated people transition to lives of success and fulfillment
Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism-YAASPA – Encourage and support under-served youth to participate in their communities socially and politically.
Slam Nuba – Promote the creation and performance of poetry and cultivate literary activities and engage community, focused on the power of the written and spoken word
DoSomething.org – youth led organization
This Book is Anti-Racist – Tiffany Jewell
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America– edited by Edi Zoboi
Youth to Power: Your Voice and How to Use It
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices – 50 authors
Antiracist Baby – Ibram X. Kendi
So you Want to Talk about Race – by Ijeoma Oluo
by Layla Saad with forward by Robin Diangelo
Anti-Racism Daily – sign up for daily reminders on everyday actions you can take to fight racism
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (discussion guide + movie available)
13th – 2016 documentary by Ava DuVernay about the U.S. prison system and its roots in racial inequality
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the age of Colorblindedness – book by Michelle Alexander
Activism and Liberation
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (discussion guide available)
Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
Whose Streets? An Unflinching Look at the Ferguson Uprising – free to watch on Kanopy
Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today by Anna Feigenbaum
Understanding Race and Dismantling Whiteness
Witnessing Whiteness: The Need it Talk About Race and How to Do It by Shelly Tochluk
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard of White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (discussion guide available)
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton
Black History and Culture
Braided – documentary short about braids and cultural appropriation in America (19 minutes)
1619 Project readings and podcast
Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments – Saidiya Hartman
The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto – Martine Syms and Ways and Means Studio
ABOUT IMPLICIT BIAS
Check Our Bias to Wreck Our Bias New York Times video