13 DAYS OF EDUCATION

While we continue this 13 day challenge to raise money to stand against police brutality and racial profiling, we are also challenging ourselves to learn more about racial disparities in America. Complete this 13 Day Education Challenge with us as we work to better Black lives in America.

Important Note: Anti-racist work is a lifelong journey, and cannot be reduced to a 13-day challenge! We encourage you to use the resources provided, but also find more beyond this page. The humanity that exists in this world extends far beyond this website's capacity. Thank you for doing this with us. 

DAY
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Day 1:

Get to reading! Check out this link to find a book.

DAY
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Day 10:

Learn about how systemic racism kills in healthcare.

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Day 2:

Engage in a conversation with family and friends about race. For help initiating this dialogue check out this link!

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Day 5:

Watch these videos about anti-racism activist and educator Jane Elliot about the “blue eyes–brown eyes” exercise

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Day 8:

Listen to an anti-racist podcast. For a list check out this link!

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Day 11: Learn about intersectionality as it pertains to Blackness Some recommended documentaries include The Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson (2019) dir. David France and Becoming (2020) dir. Nadia Hallgren (both on Netflix). Recommended literature includes Willow Weep for Me by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah and Becoming by Michelle Obama.

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Day 3:

Watch a documentary!

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Day 5: Support a Black owned Business/Black influencers. For help finding a Black owned Business in your own community please check out:

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Day 9:

Learn about Black representation in the arts. Some recommended artists and poets to check out include Danez Smith, Kehinde Wiley, Kara Walker, Staceyann Chin, Warsan Shire, Nayyirah Waheed, and Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Day 12:

Learn about microaggressions. Check out the I, too, am Harvard campaign led by students at Harvard University as well to learn about microaggressions on campus. For some information about microaggressions check out this link!

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Day 13:

Sign petitions that are actively fighting for Black lives lost. Make sure that you are actively reading to learn about what these petitions are fighting for and why.

More Resources

Articles:

Black Women are Getting Killed By Police Too 

 

Black Feminism and Intersectionality

Intersectionality, Explained

 

Readings:

The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills by Dr. David A. Ansell

 

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology by Deirdre Cooper Owens

 

Medical Apartheid by Harriet Washington

 

Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts

 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot