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Mentoring Resources

Contained in this section is a collection of resources to provide support, professional and personal growth for the reader. Nothing in the section is a substitute for real live relationships that provide the fertile soil in which growth, challenge, and connection can occur. The friendships and collegial relationships that the writers of this section have been privileged to enjoy over the past years have grown us into the people we are. We would encourage you to push yourself to be in regular dialogue with others on issues of racism and social justice. As Audre Lorde said “Your silence will not protect you” nor will it make the world a better, safer, or more just place for the generations that come after.

Media Links and Discussion

Each of the following topics includes a link to a piece of media and discussion questions that can be used in discussion.

Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry From the Southern Poverty Law Center

Excellent full-color 47-page brochure of scenarios for skills practice.

Audience: Middle school and up


Test Yourself for Hidden Bias

Link to well-known site on implicit tests of bias. This site also has additional resources for processing one's test results.

Audience: Middle school and up


Dismantling Racism Works

Links to handouts on White supremacy culture, reading list, antiracist ally development, and so on.

Audience: Adults


Bibliographies concerning the movies, race, ethnicity and gender

Helpful comprehensive resource of films.

Audience: Middle school to adults


Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Multiculturism Resources: Unitarian Universalists

Many useful links to training, online resources, articles, videos, books and anti-racism writings by UU leaders

Audience: High school through adults


Freedom Center

Sample lesson plans, ideas for classroom use.


Michael Moore taking action against NYPD Racism & Police Brutality

Content: Video clip (7:13) of Michael Moore staging public actions to highlight examples of police racism.

Audience: Middle School/High School/College Students/Adults

Discussion Questions:

  1. Have you ever had similar things/maltreatment happen to you or someone you know?
  2. How does that make you feel?
  3. How do you feel about law enforcement in your area?
  4. What are ways you can share you experience and help educate law enforcement in your area?

Building a Multi-ethnic Inclusive Antiracist Organization: Tools for Liberation packet

Downloadable 14 page packet includes definitions/descriptions of domination and oppression dynamics, characteristics of highly inclusive organizations, and antiracist ally qualities

Audience: High school and up; organizations and businesses


Anti-Racism for Global Justice: Catalyst Project Reader

Downloadable readings on anti-racism in social justice organizations

Audience: High school and up; community organizations


Dismantling Racism Resource Book for Social Change Groups 119 p. book from the Western States Center, 2003.

A powerhouse of a book, full of straightforward resources

Audience: High school and up; community organizations


Shades of Youth Trailer 2:45

Short clip of youth discussing racism at the White Privilege Conference. Vibrant, succinct.

Audience: Middle school and up


Teaching The Levees


Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice and LGBT Equality Timeline

From the website: Our Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice and LGBT Equality Timeline is a helpful exercise to create common ground among marginalized communities.

Our Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice and LGBT Equality Timeline is a helpful exercise to create common ground among marginalized communities. This timeline is one of many tools you’ll find in Uniting Communities: The Toolkit, a resource developed by the Center to support organizations of color to take a public stand on LGBTQ equality.

Audience: High school and up