Election years can truly drive a wedge between us and the people we love as political differences are often hard to overcome in any type of relationship. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, maybe there are some tough conversations with family members in your near future, and you're unsure of what to say.
The Antiracist Table is comprised of activists and supporters of people in their quest to be the change-makers we need to create a just world for our collective future. In this discussion, you'll learn how to approach those with differing views so you can bridge the gap and learn how to integrate antiracism into your daily life—and teach others how, too.
Kirsten Ivey-Colson is an attorney and a student of nonviolence communication (NVC), right speech, conflict resolution, and meditation. Her undergraduate degree is in African American Studies and English, and in addition to her JD, she holds an LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Lynn Turner is an educator who is passionate about teaching young children and supporting families, work that she has done for over ten years. In addition to her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, she has her MAT in Early Childhood Education.
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Suggested Antiracist Reading List:
HISTORY AND ANTIRACISM
- Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents and The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
- How to Be An Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi,
- Reconstruction Updated Edition: America's Unfinished Revolution by Eric Foner
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
EQUITY IN EDUCATION
- Abolitionist Teaching: We Want to Do More Than Survive by Bettina Love
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
- Crusade for Justice by Ida B. Wells
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcom X
- Black Boy by Richard Wright
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- Real American by Julie Lythcott-Haims
TRAUMA, HEALING, AND MEDITATION
- My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem
- Mindful of Race by Ruth King
- The Inner Work of Racial Justice by Rhonda V. Magee
- The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Say What You Mean: A Mindful Interpretation of Nonviolent Communication by Oren Jay Sofer
- The War for Kindness by Jamil Zaki
- Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity by Lilliana Mason
- Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace by Christine Porath
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY
- Crazy Brave, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, and An American Sunrise by Poet Laureate Joy Harjo
- An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
- Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota by Gwen Westerman