Back in June, we shared a resource guide on our blog related to Race, Racism and Mental Health that PsychHub had put together. This list was a great place to start if you were beginning your journey toward anti-racism as well as a useful tool to find additional resources if you weren’t sure what to read next or how to best advocate within your community.
Today, as we honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we revisit those resources and some additional tools for the ongoing work of anti-racism. This is necessary work. This is work that we can all do, and work that we must to do fight for social and racial justice in our community and in our world. Start today. Find an accountability partner or book club to help you navigate this work. Seek out answers to questions that you have, and humbly listen to those answers.
For many of us, this is an unlearning just as much as it is a re-learning. Even when the process feels slow, keep going. Even when you feel overwhelmed, take a breath and keep going. Find and use the resources that are out there, including the amazing work that many Black, Indigenous, and people of color have dedicated their lives to creating. Pay them for their efforts in the arts, in education, in this anti-racism work. It is on each of us to be responsible for our own learning, our own activism and our own forward movement in this work.
These resources can be a good starting place or a re-start if you begin feeling stuck or unsure of what to do next. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is often quoted as saying, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Link here for our original blog post, shared from Psych Hub
Link here for a list of anti-racism resources compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein in May 2020
Here is another resource written by Corrine Shutack with 103 Things that White People Can Do for Racial Justice