Racial Justice Resources

Youth Farm joins together with our youth leaders, community members, neighbors, and partners to continue taking action to change the inequitable systems of white supremacy and systematic racism that exist.

Below you will find a list of resources that our team has found helpful in contributing to racial justice. By no means is this a comprehensive list and we encourage you to continue seeking out resources, listening to BIPOC voices, and engaging in your community.

A few notes: When consuming resources online, we encourage you to pay creators for their content. Platforms such as Patreon provide direct income for creators and below you will find links directly to authors’ websites. Additionally, please see this list of black-owned bookstores, compiled by the Literary Hub, and/or Birchbark Books, a Minneapolis-based, Native-owned bookstore in order to support BIPOC businesses while purchasing resources.

Books, Podcasts, & Multi-Media:

So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo

My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem

Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

What does it mean to be white? by Robin DiAngelo

Books, films, and podcasts about racism complied by NPR

Deconstructing White Privilege, a speech by Robin DiAngelo to start exploring what white privilege truly means

Seeing White, a podcast exploring common questions of whiteness

The Root, including a timeline of protests/event leading up to 2020

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice, compiled by Medium

Support & Resources:

Organizations & Community Efforts/Initiatives:

Voices for Racial Justice (formally Organizing Apprenticeship Program) provides tools around racial justice organizing. This is the home organization for Youth Farm’s Director of St. Paul Programs, Sarah Sarzoza’s Community Organizing Training.

The Cultural Wellness Center

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim the Block

MPD150, a people’s project evaluating policing

Twin Cities Aid Map (in multiple languages)

Black Musicians & Artists:

Support local Black musicians and community nonprofits on Bandcamp today, compiled by CityPages

Black-owned music and arts organizations you can support in the Twin Cities, compiled by The Current

Twin Cities black artists need broad community support more than ever, here is a list of Twin Cities’ black-led arts organizations, compiled by MPR

Free Range Music Cooperative, led by Marcus Kar, Director of Youth Farm’s North Minneapolis Programs

Black Owned Businesses & Restaurants:

Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce

We Buy Black, the largest marketplace for black-owned businesses

Where to support Black-owned businesses in the Twin Cities, compiled by MSP Mag

Educators:

Rachel Cargle, “…public academic, writer, and lecturer. Her activism and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood.”

ShiShi Rose, writer, speaker, educator, doula, and community organizer. Follow her activism page on Instagram @shishi.rose. When consuming her work, you can also support it financially in a number of ways.