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Equity Resource Library

  •  The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin Di Angelo
  • A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
  • The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson   
  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, Ronald Takaki 
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  • Is Everyone Really Equal? Ozlem Sensory & Robin DiAngelo 
  • Ferguson Response Network – Support for creating lasting racial equality through sustained civil disobedience
  • About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge – Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today.
  • Code Switch (NPR) –  A team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.
  • Scene on Radio Scene on Radio is a documentary show that asks, How’s it going in our society and culture? Seeing White, explores the history and meaning of Whiteness in American life.
  • Intersection (The New Republic) – Host Jamil Smith discusses race, gender, and all the ways we identify.
  • The Root: Black News, Opinions, Politics and Culture. http://theroot.com 
  • Colorlines: A daily news site featuring investigative reporting and news analysis from the perspective of communities of color. http://www.colorlines.com/  
  • Judaism and Race: A site that asks “How do we expand our image of Jews to include people of color, and how should Jews deal with systemic racism in America?” http://evolve.reconstructingjudaism.org/judaism-and-race   
  • Racial Equity Tools: Offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large. https://www.racialequitytools.org

The Equity Institute can support businesses,institutions and individuals who want to champion equity. Programs include:

Evanston is well-equipped to support residents and visitors from all walks. These are just some of the many area resources to start or continue one’s advocacy: