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
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.
MPD150, a people’s project evaluating policing
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
Free Range Music Cooperative, led by Marcus Kar, Director of Youth Farm’s North Minneapolis Programs
Black Owned Businesses & Restaurants:
We Buy Black, the largest marketplace for black-owned businesses
Where to support Black-owned businesses in the Twin Cities, compiled by MSP Mag
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.