As leaders, our actions have a meaningful impact on creating a professional setting where our team members can do their work at this moment and in the future. Below are some resources we’ve put together to help us all support our local, national, and global community now and moving forward.
Learn more about Black history and the Black experience in the U.S. by reading the following books. You can simultaneously support local small businesses by purchasing these books from Black-owned bookstores.
- I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
- Dark Days by James Baldwin
- Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
- Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lord
- Diversify by June Sarpong
Below are a handful of articles that can help you — and your personal and professional networks — learn more and begin making an impact.
- Resources for parents: uplifting youth through healthy communication about race (American Psychological Association)
- Ways to help (Black Lives Matter)
- Social justice reform (Children’s Community School)
Educational videos, documentaries, and podcasts that document the Black experience.
- How studying privilege systems can strengthen compassion (TED Talks)
- An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter (TED Talks)
- 1619 by The New York Times
- Code Switch by NPR
- 13th by Netflix
Health Resources for Black Professionals
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
- Self-Care Tool Kit (Association of Black Psychologists)
- Directory of African American Therapists (Psychology Today)
Resources to help you take action now.
- How White Managers Can Respond to Anti-Black Violence (Yale Insights)
- Transform allyship into action: a toolkit for non-black people (Social Justice in Medicine Coalition at USC)
- Protesting safely during a pandemic (VICE)
Donate or Sign a Petition
If you’re able, below are some organizations you can contribute to in order to help fund racial justice.
Signing a petition is one of the easiest ways to use the power of your voice in the U.S.