Monthly Readings & Resources from Goosefoot’s Anti-Racism Task Force: Should We Celebrate Black History Month?
February is Black History Month. Founded in 1926 as Black History Week, the idea was to provide resources and focus for American teachers to discuss often erased, overlooked, and forgotten history.
If you haven’t done so in a while, consider revisiting what you know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the upcoming national holiday that bears his name.
Monthly Readings & Resources from Goosefoot’s Anti-Racism Task Force: It’s Not the Month That Should Matter
Indigenous People's Day is celebrated annually on the second Monday of October. Native American Heritage Month is recognized every November. Did these observations pass you by? That's okay. It shouldn't be the month or day that matters, but the actions you take and your commitment to learning. Here are three resources to motivate us to action, no matter what the time of year it is.
This November, we appreciate and recognize the tribes of the Lower Skagit, Swinomish, Suquamish, and Snohomish that call these lands home. Below are some readings that focus on the history and current status of local tribes.
Have you ever wondered what to do if you witness public instances of bigotry, racism, or other forms of discrimination? This month's readings offer some concrete actions and interventions bystanders can take to stand up for a person being targeted and stop further harm.
We are presenting only two readings this month. There is much in the first direct and powerful article to reflect on for anyone reading it, even though its primary audience are those leading and working in non-profit organizations.
Housing discrimination in the United States has a deep and debilitating history, with racist policies and programs sanctioned for decades by federal entities such as the Federal Housing Administration. Government mandated housing segregation policies were rampant at local and state levels as well, both in the north and the south.
Although Juneteenth has come and gone, we hope these resources will give you a better idea of the importance of this annual observance. For Whites, this is a perfect opportunity to recommit to anti-racism work and to be reminded that Juneteenth commemorations should be Black-centered and non-commercialized.
We would like to share with you some of the topics and materials that have had the most impact on us and/or are related to our programmatic activities. Because these discussions are ongoing, this column will be as well. This month many of us are anticipating the bounty of delicious produce that will be available from our local farms this summer—a good time to share our readings on Black Farming in America.