Anti-Racism Resources and Trainings
About Race: Minnesota
On Being with Krista Tippett Interview with Resmaa Menakem “Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence“ The Minnesota therapist and trauma specialist with old wisdom and very new science about our bodies and nervous systems, and all we condense into the word “race.” Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify
Trevor Noah (video) On the Killing of George Floyd, the Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper “If you felt unease watching that Target being looted, try to imagine how it must feel for black Americans when they watch themselves being looted every single day. Police in America are looting black bodies.”
Jim Crow of the North Minnesota – PBS documentary
Southern Poverty Law Center – Minnesota In 2019, 12 Hate Groups Were Tracked in MN
Justice in June Becoming an Active Ally to the Black Community (June 2020)
Resources for White People: Addressing Our White Privilege, Whiteness & White Supremacy Handout from Anti-Racism Training for White Helping Professionals by Irene Greene
Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility YouTube
Fostering Resiliency Through Trauma-Informed Care National Council for Behavioral Health
Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge “The main concern of black people right now isn’t whether they’re standing three or six feet apart, but whether their sons, husbands, brothers, and fathers will be murdered by cops.”
Resources for white people to deepen your anti-racism work. Check it out here.
Obama has created a page with many other important links and information. Check it out here.
When you’re done: educate yourself. This doesn’t go away once the topic isn’t, trending. Learn about the next steps here.
Kente Circle Training Institute: http://www.kentecircle.com/KenteCircleTrainingInstitute.en.html
- Reclaiming Our Humanity and Voices through PROTEST: Responding to Racial Trauma and Violence by Kente Circle Training Institute – Fall Conference 2020
Advanced Equity Skills for Clinicians by Rebecca Davis and Shea Lowery Anti-Racist Trauma-Informed Care by artic LLC (Anti-Racist Trauma-Informed Care)
Movement Trauma Healer Training Program, School of Global Citizenry https://schoolofglobalcitizenry.com/courses/movement-trauma-healer-certification-program-level-1-practitioner-training/
Understanding Movement Trauma for Healers TRACC (Trauma Response and Crisis Care) 4 Movements by Teresa Mateus https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cycle-of-movement-trauma-understanding-movement-trauma-for-healers-tickets-108918403878#
Racial Trauma by Lilian Daz, American Psychologists Association
White People Confronting Racism 20-hour training by Training for Change https://www.trainingforchange.org/
Multi-cultural Awareness and Diversity: Strategies to Advance Rapport and Cultural Competency by Lambers Fisher
A Therapists’ Path for Exploring Implicit Bias and Racial Trauma https://therapywisdom.com/a-therapists-path/ with Janina Fisher, Debra Chatman-Finley, and Gliceria Pérez
White Fragility and White-Body Supremacy by Resmaa Menakem https://www.resmaa.com/about and Robin DiAngelo https://www.robindiangelo.com/
Journey to Allyship by Catrice Jackson http://www.catriceology.com/
FREE / Pay What You Can Anti-Racism Trainings for White Helping Professionals by Irene Greene
(Irene’s own specialized training in anti-racism work)
Increase our racial literacy.
Understand our whiteness.
Deeply explore how white supremacy unconsciously and consciously impacts our lives.
Examine the colonization of the mental health and social work fields.
Develop our anti-racist and decolonizing perspectives into actual anti-racist practices.
Depending on your board, up to 20 CEUs are possible. These trainings are open to anyone who lives anywhere. They take place on Zoom.
#1: For White LGBTQPAI+ Helping Professionals: Facing Our Whiteness, Unlearning Racism, and Decolonizing Mental Health A 38-hour training designed for LGBTQPIA+ helping professionals. This weekend training is Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25, 2020, and includes twelve 1.5-hour Action, Ally, and Accountability Groups on Thursdays, 5-630pm CST from October 2020 – February 2021. | SOLD OUT
Training #2: For White Helping Professionals: Facing Our Whiteness, Unlearning Racism, and Decolonizing Mental Health A 20-hour weekend training on Friday, November 20, 2020 – Sunday, November 22, 2020 | SOLD OUT
Training #3: For White LGBTQPIA+ Helping Professionals: Facing Our Whiteness, Unlearning Racism, and Decolonizing Mental Health A20-hour weekend training: Friday, December 4, 2020 (noon – 5p), Saturday, December 5 (9-5p), and Sunday, December 6 (9-430p) CST.
FREE / Pay what you can – An anti-racism training for white socially conscious LGBTQPIA+ mental health providers, social service workers, and related helpers
The MN LGBTQ+ Therapists’ Network will match each member’s registration towards a scholarship fund for QBIPOC students in the fields of mental health and social work.
Any profits will be donated to MN Indian Women’s Resource Center, 2300 15th Avenue South, Mpls, MN 55404work.
Related: Resources For Protesters, Activists, and the Community
American Protest: Images From the Past 24 Hours The Atlantic 6.3.20
Things You Can Do Right Now to Support Protesters by Jeff at TherapyDen
Minneapolis Residents Food & Supplies (6.1.20)
Pre- and Post- Action Support for Protesters
Mental Health Care and Self-Care Pre and Post Political Actions & Protests, i.e., rubber bullets, tear gas, police brutality trauma, self-care by Irene Greene
Report Minneapolis Police Department Police Brutality to the MN Department of Human Rights
An easy tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests. Use the tool here.
Mental Health Resources for BIPOC and non-BIPOC (Some are accepting donations and volunteers)
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network Mental Health Fund
Therapy for Black Women and Girls and Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls
Supporting Black LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health The Trevor Project
From the Movement for Black Lives: REPARATIONShttps://m4bl.org/
Black Visions Collective https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/
MN Freedom Fund (bail fund for protestors) https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/
Reclaim the Block https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home
Communities United Against Police Brutality https://www.cuapb.org/
MN ACLU https://www.aclu-mn.org/en
Resources – adapted from Jeff @ TherapyDen
Support the National Police Accountability Project: This group, a project of the National Lawyers Guild, helps people find legal counsel. More info here.
Support Campaign Zero, a police reform group that has been working on policy solutions “informed by data and human rights principles.” More info here.
Sign a petition: Civil rights group Color of Change launched a petition asking that all the officers involved in Floyd’s death are brought to justice. Find it here.
The New York State legislature must repeal Civil Rights Law 50-a, which has been used to shield law enforcement from accountability by preventing transparency regarding acts of misconduct by police officers. Sign the petition here.
Breonna Taylor survived the frontlines of a pandemic that disproportionately kills Black people, only to have her life stolen by police on March 13. Fight for Breonna and take action here.
On May 27, Tony McDade, a black LGBTQ person, was shot and killed by a Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) officer. Help Tony’s family here.
When Julius Jones was 19-years-old, he was convicted of a murder he says he did not commit. Help save his life here.
- ENVISIONING ABOLITION A Curriculum and Facilitation Guide on Abolition and Anti- Racism written by Envisioning Queer Justice Collaborative
General Race-related questions:
Your big questions about race, answered | Leah Asmelash, CNN | August 18, 2020
WHITE: Breaking white silence by Aliyah D. White | August 11, 20 www.cavalierdaily.com /article/2020/08/white-breaking-white-silence
How to Talk to Your Family About Racism on Thanksgiving
“As America sits down to give thanks for a country founded on the pain of many, we can’t dismiss the irony of what is being celebrated.” RACHEL ELIZABETH CARGLE
dr. jennifer mullan, decolonizing therapy | A P R I L 1 6 , 2 0 2 0 | https://www.thecnnekt.com/spotlight/2020/4/8/dr- jennifer-mullan-decolonizing-therapy
White Therapists, Here’s What Your Black Colleagues Want You to Know: 20 Therapists of Color on Race-Based Trauma by Lisa Savage and Kim Knight | July 2020
Decolonizing mental health: The importance of an oppression-focused mental health system by KARINA ZAPATA FEBRUARY 27, 2020
Therapy for Racial Justice Activists A Guide for Therapists https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LrdcQxoHkuiz4mECmf6MKWx5RPVCMuSEjNhwD- 9YwgY/edit?fbclid=IwAR0XLvuFy9Uu6FwnQn12UuY8R2PRtJNiQYmu0_6fTX94g8lsttRFu0G2rNc
BIPOC Women | White Women:
Not All Women Gained the Vote in 1920 https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/vote-not-all-women-gained-right-to-vote-in- 1920/ | July 6, 2020
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad
A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Berry and Kali Gross
They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie Jones- Rogers
Antagonists, Advocates and Allies: The Wake-Up Call Guide for White Women Who Want to Become Allies with Black Women by Catrice Jackson.
When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels Rachel Elizabeth Cargle | August 26, 2018 |