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. 

 Harvard Implicit Bias Test



My Melanin Matters Link Tree 

Movies &  Lists

Netflix listing

Vanity Fair Listing


When They See Us



Educating Kids

CBC Radio episode Talking about race with kids 

Resource Round up - Educating Kids about racism

Stories of Colour – kids stories read by people of colour



Local Articles

What it’s like to be Black in Simcoe County

Anti-Black Racism Lives here

Black History Month Isn’t Just for Black People

Community Conversations (Simcoe County)

Interviews on inclusion presented Our Mosaic Lives:

Michèle Newton, commentary Black Lives Matter

Manon Heran, Educator St. Peter's Catholic High School

Candace Daniel, News Anchor

Titi Akinsanmi, Global Policy Google Africa

Voices of Black Women in Business - BHM 2020

Andrea Murray, Local Activist and Comedian

Irfan Toor, SCDSB Principal of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Michèle Newton, creator Our Mosaic Lives, co-founder Making Change

UPlift Black Web Series (Simcoe County)

Courtney Peters

Ginelle Skerrit

Teneshia Samuel


CBC Being Black in Canada

BBC Black and British

Globe and Mail- Colour Code Podcast  

The Conversations Piece -

BLM instructional Library – read aloud


Allyship - Key to Unlocking Diversity

 Seat at the Table – CBC podcast

Independent Media Arts Alliance 


Book Lists

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: 


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

  • White Fragility

  • 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

  • Blog Post: Fact Sheet on Police Violence against the African Community in Canada

  • 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

  • White Privilege, Robin Di’Angelo










Community Conversations https://www.ourmosaiclives.ca/

These include the Black Women in Business and the D&I interviews for the past year


Who to Follow














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