We can all do better, and for many of us that starts with education. Here is a list of resources relevant to the Black Lives Matter movement that we at Ollie Quinn have found personally enlightening.

We would love to add more to the list - let us know at oq@olliequinn.com if there's something you would like added. 

(1) How to define racism

(2) How to distinguish racism from prejudice

(3) How to respond to “riots never solve anything”

(4) How to be a better ally and fight for racial justice

(5) How to talk about race with children

(6) How to talk about race generally: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Available on Amazon)

(7) How to unpack white sensitivity surrounding discussions of race: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (Available on Amazon)

(8) How to unpack white privilege

(9) How to start understanding Black feminism and its importance within Black Lives Matter

(10) How to be antiracist: How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (Available on Amazon)

(11) How to evaluate the problem of mass incarceration: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander AND 13th by Ava Duvernay (available on Netflix)




Canadian Organisiations to get involved with - List from Huffington Post Canada

(1) Black Lives Matter Toronto

(2) Black Lives Matter Vancouver

(3) Black Legal Action Centre (Ontario)

(4) Black Women in Motion

(5) Black Liberation Collective

(6) Black Health Alliance

(7) Black Youth Helpline

(8) Canadian Race Relations Foundation

(9) Canadian Anti-Racism and Research 

(10) Canada Anti-Hate Network


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