Standing Against Racism

Opportunities to get involved

  • The Alaska Native Heritage Center offers cultural awareness classes to increase awareness and knowledge of cultural diversity in Alaska.  Call (907) 330-8000 or email caw@alaskanative.net to learn more.
  • The Alaska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will host a session on communication insights with Celeste Hodge Growden, Alaska Black Caucus – ABC president and Dr. Jocasta Olp, diversity lead for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Look for more information on their Facebook page for upcoming events.
  • Support Bridge Builders of Anchorage, an organization dedicated to the promotion and celebration of harmony and respect among all cultures in order to make Anchorage, Alaska the first city without prejudice.  (bridgebuildersak.org)
  • Support the Alaska Institute for Justice (akijp.org), the Alaska Native Justice Center (www.anjc.org), and the Anchorage Chapter of the NAACP (naacpanchorage.weebly.com)

 

Resources to talk to your kids

Reading for Parents

To Watch with Your Kids

 

Continue learning: Educational resources on racism and white supremacy

Videos to Watch

Articles/Websites to Read

Books to Read

  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle – Angela Y. Davis
  • Me & White Supremacy – Layla F. Saad
  • Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • How to be an Anti-Racist – Ibram X. Kendi
  • White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
  • Add to your reading list, viewing queue, and podcast roster by seeking thought leaders on indigenous rights and antiracism like Willie Hensley, Ibram Kendi, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Rachel Cargill.  The Anchorage Public Library and the Alaska State Library have selections from these and other authors that can be checked out as e-books now (while the libraries are still closed to the public). Read about Elizabeth Peratrovich, the Tlingit woman who led the fight for the Alaska Equal Rights Act, in Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich.