Antiracism Resources for Volunteers

Books by Authors of Color:

How to be An Antiracist- Ibram X. Kendi

Are Prisons Obsolete?– Angela Davis

Sister Outsider- Audre Lorde

Freedom is a Constant Struggle- Angela Davis

How We Get Free: Black Feminism And The Combahee River Collective- Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Me and White Supremacy– Layla Saad

I’m Still Here– Austin Channing Brown

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race– Reni Eddo-Lodge

How To Be Less Stupid About Race– Crystal M. Fleming

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth About Our Racial Divide– Carol Anderson

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in The Cafeteria– Beverly Daniel Tatum

So You Want to Talk About Race– Ijeoma Oluo

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness- Michelle Alexander



“The Case for Reparations”- Ta-Nehisi Coates

“The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”- Audre Lorde

“I’m a black climate expert. Racism derails our efforts to save the planet.”- Ayana Elizabeth Johnson


Leah Penniman- Soul Fire Farms

Ricardo Salvador- Holyoke Food Justice Conference 

Liz Willis-O’Gilvie- Gardening the Community


Paris is Burning- Documentary

13th- Documentary 

Teach Us All– Documentary

Baltimore’s Strange Fruit- Documentary

Gather– Documentary 

Race: The Power of an Illusion- Documentary

Medical Bias/ Health Inequities:

Medical Apartheid– Harriet Washington

Killing the Black Body– Dorothy Roberts 

Deadly Monopolies -Harriet Washington

Fatal Intervention -Dorothy Roberts

Blood Sugar -Anthony Hatch

Diaper Need Resources

Research and Studies From National Diaper Bank Network

Massachusetts Diaper Need Statistics by The National Diaper Bank Network

Other Resources

Local Foods, Local Places Community Action Plan for Holyoke, MA