Diversity/Inclusion Resources

INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE IN CANADA

Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform-single/beyond-94: an interactive tool developed by the CBC to track broad progress by the government regarding the 94 recommendations from the TRC report.

Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada initiates conversations about the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada

Chelsea Vowel

RACE IN CANADA:

Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us Vs. Them - an open, honest, and plainspoken view of diversity issues. 

Shakil Choudhury

Understanding Racism

https://www.ccnsa-nccah.ca/docs/determinants/FS-UnderstandingRacism-Reading-EN.pdf

https://www.ccnsa-nccah.ca/docs/determinants/FS-UnderstandingRacism-Reading-FR.pdf

Privilege in Canada https://www.newleafnetwork.ca/privilege-in-canada/

White Fragility: libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/download/249/116

Robin DiAngelo

Colour Code: A Podcast About Race in Canada

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/colour-code-podcast-race-in-canada/article31494658/

Waking Up White http://www.debbyirving.com/the-book/

Debbie Irving

 

Articles

Healing the Broken Body of the Sangha https://www.lionsroar.com/healing-the-broken-body-of-sangha/

Understanding Our New Racial Reality Starts with the Unconscious https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/understanding_our_new_racial_reality_starts_with_the_unconscious

Resources for Asians Exploring White Supremacy //medium.com/@jennawen/resources-for-asian-americans-starting-to-examine-white-supremacy-3ed5a4922533">https://medium.com/@jennawen/resources-for-asian-americans-starting-to-examine-white-supremacy-3ed5a4922533>

We've Been Here All Along - Funie Hsu https://www.lionsroar.com/weve-been-here-all-along/

Lineage of Resistance – Funie Hsu  http://www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org/lineage-of-resistance/

We're Not Who You Think We Are - Chenxing Han  https://www.lionsroar.com/were-not-who-you-think-we-are/

The Road to Diversity - Lion's Roar Staff  https://www.lionsroar.com/road-to-diversity/

No One Like Me - Lama Rod Owens https://www.lionsroar.com/no-one-like-me/

Buddhism & Diversity: Profiles, Teachings, and Conversations (so much stuff with this one) https://www.lionsroar.com/diversity-in-buddhism/

 

Books

Mindful of Race, Ruth King

The Way of Tenderness, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Radical Dharma, angel kyodo williams and Lama Rod Owens

Policing Black Lives - Robyn Maynard

Awakening Together - Larry Yang

When They Call You A Terrorist - Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandela

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge

So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo

How To Be Less Stupid About Race - Crystal Marie Flemming

On the Other Side of Freedom - DeRay McKesson

Eloquent Rage - Brittney Cooper

The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexandre

I've Been Meaning to Tell You - David Chariandry

Between the World and Me - Ta Nehisis Coates

We Were Eight Years in Power - Ta Nehisis Coates

The Fire Inside - James Baldwin (actually anything by him)

Black Panther comics by Ta Nehisis Coates

The Equity Myth - Frances Henry

BLACK EXPERIENCE IN CANADA

Canada in Africa - a well-researched historical look at Canadian involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.

Yves Engler

North of the Colour Line - the underreported history of life in Canada for the estimated 5,000 Blacks who immigrated to Canada after the end of Reconstruction in the United States. 

Sarah-Jane Mathieu

Policing Black Lives - the underreported modern and historical realities of anti-Blackness within a Canadian context

Robyn Maynard

Viola Desmond’s Canada - the story of Viola Desmond, civil rights pioneer from Nova Scotia, by way of an overview of the Black experience in Canada, from slavery under French and British rule in the eighteenth century to the practice of racial segregation and the fight for racial equality in the twentieth century.

Graham Reynolds

The Skin We’re In http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/episodes/the-skin-were-in: documentary on anti-black racism in Canada, focusing on Desmond Cole

 

Other resources

https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/becoming-an-ally

https://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/White-Privilege_McIntosh-1989.pdf (the infamous article)

https://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/viewFile/249/116 (the much shorter, article version of the book I sent in my previous email)

 

French resources

- Une Colère Noire- Ta Nahesi Coates
- L’Étranger (Albert Camus) and Merseault Contre Enquête (Kamel Daoud), I often use it to show perspective (white vs Arab experience of same event)
- Qu’Allah Bénisse la France - Abd Al Malik
- Islamo-Psychose - Thomas Guenolé
- Peau Noire, Masques Blancs - Frantz Fanon
- Les Damnés de la Terre - Frantz Fanon