This section includes resources for white and non-Black People of Colour to support active solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities.
As stated by Living Hyphen, "Allyship is a verb, a practice, a never-ending action. We must continue the work of anti-racism on an ongoing basis and especially when it is inconvenient and most difficult to do so."
Solidarity & Unlearning Whiteness
Below is a list of suggested reading as noted in the Medium article "Healing Resources for BIPOC Organizers & Allies Taking Action for Black Lives"
11 Anti-Racist Accounts That Are Worth Following by Meg Zukin for Variety
Google, Twitter and Instagram are free, which means there is no excuse to stay silent, uneducated, and uninformed in 2020. Diversifying your feed, and point of view, is as easy as tapping a button. To highlight profiles that are doing good work, Variety consulted with media and industry experts Akilah Hughes, Ashley Reese, Peyton Dix, Yassir Lester, and Zoe Samudzi to come up with a list of accounts that are creating and sharing anti-racist content.
Ongoing List of Black Artists, Entrepreneurs, Mental Health Community Resources to Follow on Social Media by Amanda of Create Being
Amnda from Create Being has gathered the Instagram accounts of friends and friends-of-friends who identify as Black. They include artists, entrepreneurs and mental health advocates and organization. Each account and person listed has given CreateBeing permission to be added. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and I am so proud to see so many creative, innovative and engaging accounts to share with you. Please follow, acknowledge and listen to the many wonderful voices here. Of course, the list is ever growing and as more responses come in, they will be added below.
We recognize that these artists, entrepreneurs and mental health organizations are not limited to the category listed. It is just easier to organize than one whole list. The list is in no particular order. If you have any account to add to the list please contact Amanda.
Responding to Hate Toolkit: Combat anti-Asian racism by taking action
As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the uncertainty and fear surrounding the virus have sparked outbreaks of anti-Asian sentiment and racism globally, including here in Canada.
In response, a group of prominent Asian Canadian leaders in collaboration with Ryerson University have developed a list of resources to help those who may be victims of or witness to racially motivated hate or discrimination. Their mission is for community members to combat hate by taking action.
Compiled by members of the project team , this toolkit provides information on the difference between hate crimes, hate incidents and acts of discrimination, as well as links to the various organizations people can reach out to in order to report a hate act, whether they were a victim or witness.
3There are many great workshops available online to help you, your workplace and your family learn more about complicity in racism and how to be in active solidarity. Some we recommend include:
- Whiteness at Work: This webinar is offered annually for free, as well as at the request of organizations.
- Doing the Work: Allyship, Anti- Oopression & Meaningful Inclusion in Action by Rania El Mugammar is one of many courses Rania offers to indivudals, non-profit organizations, and those working in the corporate sector who are looking to deepen their diversity and inclusion practices in a meaningful and ongoing way.
- Call it Out: A 30-minute interactive eCourse that offers a foundation for learning about race, racial discrimination and human rights protections under Ontario's Human Rights Code. The course offers a historical overview of racism and racial discrimination, explains what “race,” “racism” and “racial discrimination” mean, and provides approaches to preventing and addressing racial discrimination.