This page contains a variety of different types community support and educational resources to address issues of racial injustice. If you have resources to share, please do, as we want this page to be helpful and current.
Please support neighboring Portland Black-owned and Black-run organizations and businesses – art, education, community center, civil rights, social services, resources, restaurants and media.
- Ori Gallery
- Self Enhancement Inc.
- June Key Delta Community Center
- Urban League of Portland
- North Portland Library
- E’Njoni Cafe
- Enat Kitchen
- Jamaican Homestyle Cuisine
- The Skanner
- The Portland Observer
Visit these other Black creatives and organizations in Portland.
Grow Your Understanding:
- Equity is About Justice by Michelle DePass
- Being Black in Portland Oregon by Karis Stoudamire-Phillips
- Of Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- Things You Can Do to Support the Black Community and Promote Anti-Racist Efforts Portland Mercury
- 75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
- Anti-Racism Resource List
Online Education Resources:
- AASHE Racial Justice and Social Equity Resources
- Talking to children after racial incidents (PennGSE)
- NYT’s Links Between Racism and the Environment
- Social Justice in the Science Classroom (NSTA)
- 100 race-conscious things you can say to your child to advance racial justice (Raising Race-conscious Children)
- George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. What do we tell our children? (USA Today)
- 31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance (EmbraceRace)
- Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning about Race and Racism with Young Children and Their Families (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
- Focusing Science and Engineering Learning on Justice-Centered Phenomena across PK-12 (STEM Teaching Tools)
- George Floyd, Racism and Law Enforcement – Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events (Anti-Defamation League)
- How to build an equitable learning community in your science classroom (STEM Teaching Tools)
- Critical Reflection for Teacher Learning on Equity, resource list
- Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies (Paul Kivel)
- White Anti-Racism: Living the Legacy (Teaching Tolerance)
- How White People Can Be Better Allies to the Black Community (Wit & Delight)
- Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice (WhiteAccomplices)
- How Should I Talk about Race in My Mostly White Classroom? (Anti-Defamation League)
- Understanding and Dismantling Racism: A Booklist for White Readers (Charis Books & More)
- An Antiracist Reading List (NY TImes)
- Anti-Oppressive/Anti-Racist Home School Options During Quarantine
- “I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates.” – Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell in Conversation, Part I (Howlround Theater Commons)
- White Teachers Need Anti-Racist Therapy (Education Week)
- De-escalation Keeps Protesters And Police Safer. Departments Respond With Force Anyway. (FiveThirtyEight)
- Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not (Refinery 29)
- Towards a More Humane Genetics Education (BSCS Science Learning)
- Teaching While White
- Equitable and Just National Climate Platform
- Photo gallery from June 1, Oakland protest
- Photo gallery from September 20, Berkeley Climate Strike
- “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh
- “When White Women Cry” by Mamta Accpadi
- “Unpacking White Feminism” – Rachel Cargle
- Zuberi, T., & Bonilla-Silva, E. (Eds.). (2008). White logic, white methods: Racism and methodology. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
- Gillborn, D. (2016). Softly, softly: Genetics, intelligence and the hidden racism of the new geneism. Journal of Education Policy, 31(4), 365-388.
- Gorski, P. C. (2019). Racial battle fatigue and activist burnout in racial justice activists of color at predominately white colleges and universities. Race ethnicity and education, 22(1), 1-20.
- Sleeter, C. E. (2017). Critical race theory and the whiteness of teacher education. Urban Education, 52(2), 155-169.
- Whiteness and Education Journal
- Race Ethnicity and Education Journal
- So You Want to Talk About Race Ijeoma Oluo
- How To Be An Antiracist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- The Condemnation of Blackness Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America By Khalil Gibran Muhammad
- Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Blindspot by Mahzarin Banaji
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
- American Meteorological Society
- Paleontological Society
- Twitter thread highlighting statements by academic societies, institutions and organizations
- ACE Memorandum of Mutual Agreement:
- Do your best, lower the bar, and do better.
- Trust others are doing their best. Lower the bar, do better.
- Make it safe to make mistakes. Trust it is safe to make mistakes.
- Take up space. Make room for others to take up space.
- Talk & listen from the heart. Communicate and listen to others with compassion.
- Be responsible for personal self-care and safety.
- Honor confidentiality