Black voices from Canada and the U.S.:
Some helpful resources for adults:
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada
Black Writers Matter Edited
Angry Queer Somali Boy: A Complicated Memoir
Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil
Dominoes at the Crossroads
The Nickel Boys
Canada in Africa
The Hanging of Angelique
North of the Color Line
Viola Desmond's Canada
Between the World and Me
White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
To overcome racism, we must raise our voices
Where we stand: small and incremental steps to combat racism will make a difference
When I look in the mirror, I see George Floyd – and so do others
Where we stand: Four leaders on being a Black person in corporate Canada - and what needs to change
Becoming a Parent in the Age of Black Lives Matter
Some helpful resources for children and parents.
A Different Booklist
Another Story Bookshop
Here are some children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance from an organization called ‘Embrace Race’.
A list of 10 ideas for how to use media to start and continue conversations about race and racism with your kids can be found here.
We at INNOV-8 believe that most people in the world are good. Good people generally abhor oppression of one person or group by another. But good people with the power to bring about change don’t always speak-up. When only the people directly impacted by oppression speak, progress is unlikely — more often than not, that group is oppressed because they have little power and they have little power because they’ve been oppressed.
“Until the philosophy that holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned”, our world will remain in turmoil. “Good” people of the world - together - black, white, Asian, Indian, First Nations, man, woman, male, female, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Rastafarian, LGBTQ, Other. The power to discredit and abandon racism is in your voice, speak!