This page offers a small selection of resources for anyone in our community seeking support in navigating racism’s impact on your life and advancing your understanding of what it means to be antiracist.
This list is curated by Freire Schools staff and does not represent Freire Schools’ student curriculum. This list is constantly evolving. If you have additional resources to recommend, please share them with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Racial Justice in Education
On Teachers of Color
- New Data on Teacher Diversity in Pennsylvania Research for Action
- How Teachers of Color Can Make a Difference in the Classroom and Beyond Education Northwest
- Why America Needs More African American Teachers – And How to Recruit and Retain Them Scholars Strategy Network
- Respecting Educator-Activists of Color: The Anti-Racist Guide to Teacher Retention The Center for Black Educator Development
Curriculum & Pedagogy
- But That’s Just Good Teaching! The Case for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Gloria Ladson-Billings
- When SEL is Used as Another Form of Policing Communities for Just Schools Fund
- Ending Curriculum Violence Learning for Justice
- How the #DisruptTexts Movement Can Help English Teachers Be More Inclusive Katrina Schwartz
- Taking a Knee in Mathematics Education National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- The Opportunity Myth: What Students Can Show Us About How School Is Letting Them Down—and How to Fix It TNTP
- A Talk to Teachers James Baldwin
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
- The Bias of ‘Professionalism’ Standards Aysa Gray
- Guide to Equity and Inclusion During Crisis Time’s Up Foundation
- How to Elevate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work in Your Organization Stephanie Creary
Antiracist Reading Suggestions
We suggest purchasing any books you are interested in reading through one of these local Black-owned bookstores.
What We’re Reading
- Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Ibram X. Kendi
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
- Pedagogy of the Oppressed Paulo Freire
- The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools: Teaching Responsibility; Creating Caring Climates Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz and Judy H. Mullet
- Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
Other Reading Suggestions
- How To Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide Crystal Fleming
- Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Formed the Movement Kimberlé Crenshaw
- The New Jim Crow Michelle Alexander
- Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race Beverly Daniel Tatum
- So You Want to Talk About Race Ijeoma Oluo
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Robin DiAngelo
Additional Supports and Information
+ Supports for Black Individuals
- Bettina Love on Black Joy
- Therapy for Black Girls
An online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls, including support with finding a therapist and an Instagram page featuring mental health resources and conversations for Black girls and women.
- Therapy for Black Men
Directory of therapists and mental health supports for Black men.
- Liberate Meditation
A meditation app run by and made for BIPOC.
- Black Mental Health Alliance
A membership organization that aims to develop, promote and sponsor trusted, culturally relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and their communities.
- Black Men Heal
Provides free therapy to Black men in and around Philadelphia.
- Black Brain Campaign
A nonprofit focused on making mental health education, resources, and advocacy more accessible for Philly’s Black community.
- BlackLine – 1 (800) 604-5841 – 24/7 Text or Call Hotline
A space for peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirming the lived experiences of those who are most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens.
- Black Women’s Health Alliance of Philadelphia
Works to improve health care outcomes and reduce health disparities for African American and other minority women and their families through advocacy, education, research and support services.
+ Supports for Native, American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals
- One Sky Center
National resource center for American Indian and Alaska Native health, education and research.
A comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, featuring resources, information, and support on a wide range of topics.
- StrongHearts Native Helpline – 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483)
A 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.
+ Supports for Asian and Pacific Islander Individuals
- Asian Mental Health Collaborative
The AMHC works to to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health issues within the Asian community. Offers resources, helplines, and a directory of Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) therapists.
- South Asian Therapists
A large database of South Asian therapy providers, as well as an Instagram page discussing mental health issues from a South Asian perspective.
- Brown Girl Therapy on Facebook and Instagram
Brown Girl Therapy is a safe space for women, especially South Asian women, hyphenates, and WOC, to discuss mental health and wellness in this world and in relationships.
- Asians Do Therapy
Highlighting Asian people’s experience in therapy and as therapists and sharing culturally relevant information in order to help reduce stigma and increase access to mental health care.
- Native Hawaiian Education Association
NHEA is a grassroots organization focused on supporting, encouraging, networking, collaborating and furthering the work of those tasked with the responsibility of educating our Native Hawaiian children. NHEA advocates an educational philosophy which acknowledges a Native Hawaiian perspective to teaching and learning in the 21st century.
- Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
CNHA provides access to capital, financial education and individualized financial counseling services with a focus on low and moderate-income families. CNHA serves as a National Intermediary, providing grants and loans targeting underserved communities in Hawaiʻi.
+ Supports for Latinx Individuals
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. HSF also seeks to give its Scholars all the tools they need to do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.
- Therapy for LatinX
Therapy for LatinX serves as a database of therapists who either identify as LatinX or have worked closely with LatinX communities and understands their needs. In fact, the site was founded after creator Brandie Carlos lost a friend to suicide and had a hard time finding resources for LatinX people like herself.
- Congreso de Latinos Unidos
A community-based organization that works in the impoverished neighborhoods of Eastern North Philadelphia. Congreso is a one-stop social service agency with over 47 programs for the Hispanic community and several locations.
- United We Dream
For undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., facing discrimination can lead to living in fear. United We Dream works to transform that fear into finding a voice. They empower immigrant youth to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop their own campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people.
- Voto Latino
Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership. Their work focuses on building a pipeline meant to serve and empower our community, consisting of three parts: civic engagement, issue advocacy, and leadership development. Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, they provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change, to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy.
+ Supports for Black LGBTQ+ Individuals
- Transgender Law Center offers legal resources to advance the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people.
- Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SNaPCo) is an Atlanta-based group that provides community and financial support for black trans and queer people in need and works to dismantle the prison industrial complex.
- The Marsha P. Johnson Institute’s mission is to protect and defend the human rights of black transgender people.
- The National Center for Black Equity connects members of the black LGBTQ+ community with information and resources to empower their fight for equity and access.
- LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund posts bail to secure the safety and liberty of people in jail and immigration detention.
+ On Whiteness and White Supremacy Culture
- Seeing White Scene on Radio
Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for? A fourteen-part documentary series released between February and August 2017.
- Whiteness National Museum of African American History and Culture
- (divorcing) White Supremacy Culture Tema Okun et al.
Two decades after the publishing of his highly influential article “White Supremacy Culture,” Tema Okun offers an updated examination of white supremacy culture and how we can move beyond it.
- 10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race Angela Watson