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Learning Resources

Many people ask us for resources and recommendations to begin or continue their personal anti-Black racism  learning journey. There are many available on the web, but here are some we have found helpful. Remember though, its a lifelong journey of unlearning - so be kind, compassionate and empathetic. 

Books & Lists

Black History Month Reimagined

Canadian Black History Toolkit

Black and Canadian - Stories of Service BAND/UPLift Black

Black Lives Matter Canada - Flare list

Being Black in Canada - CBC list 

Black Lives Matter - Barrie Public Library

Black History 365 - BPL

Teen Books for Black History - BPL

Kids Books for Black History - BPL

BLM Canadian List - University of Waterloo

Other good books: 


  • Shame on Me by Tessa McWatt 

  • They Said This Would Be Fun: Rane, Campus Life, And Growing Up, by Eternity Martis

  • Burning Sugar by Cicely Belle Blain

  • Word Problems by Ian Williams

  • Waking Up White – Debby Irving (US perspective but good)

  • White Fragility, Robin Di’Angelo

  • Becoming – Michelle Obama

  • Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race, Reni Eddo-Lodge

  • Me and white supremacy, Layla F Saad

  • Natives, Race and Class in the ruins of empire, Akala

  • So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo

  • Online Essay: The Establishment - Here's What You've Missed, Ijeoma Oluo

  • The Skin We're In - A Year of Black Resistance and Power, Desmond Cole (Canadian Writer!)

  • Between The World & Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • How To Be An Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi


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