Resources for Change
Our mission is to support and celebrate the potential of womxn and youth to inspire change. At this time, we believe it is important for us to become better allies to the BIPoC womxn and youth in our local community who are working endlessly for racial justice. The first step towards change is to educate ourselves and acknowledge our privilege and how it has impeded change. The next step is for us to listen, truly listen, to gain empathy. From there, we must take action. Ally is also a verb.
We are currently working on programming focused on the model Racial Justice Activist Rachel Cargle shared with us at Muse Conference 2019: Education, Empathy, Action.
For now, we’d like to share some anti-racism resources provided by members of our Muse Community and beyond. We hope they will provide some much needed knowledge, empathy and action steps for our community.
Photo credit: local artist-activist Andrea Maria Vazquez Fernandez.
- Mecca Bend: Central Oregon’s Online Latinx Directory
- Indivisible Bend: Grassroots Community Activism
- Embrace Bend: Advocates for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Allyship in Action: Collaborative of Consultants Committed to Advancement of Equity and Social Justice
- Latino Community Association: Connecting our Latino Immigrant Community
- Central Oregon Diversity Project: Online Community Promoting Diversity
- Central Oregon Peacekeepers: Dedicated to the Safety of Local Activists
- Check Your Privilege with Myisha T
- Good Ancestor Academy with Layla Saad
- The Great Unlearn with Rachel Cargle
- Antiracism Daily with Nicole Cardoza
- Skill in Action with Michelle Johnson
- Anti-Racism & Diversity Matters with Nova Reid
- Spiritual Activism 101 with Rachel Ricketts
- ACB Academy with Austin Channing Brown
- Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
- Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Eloquent Rage by Brittney C. Cooper
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Fatal Invention by Dorothy Roberts
- When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele
- I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- Selma directed by Ava DuVernay
- Malcolm X directed by Spike Lee
- 13th directed by Ava DuVernay
- When They See Us directed by Ava DuVernay
- I Am Not Your Negro directed by James Baldwin
- The Hate You Give directed by George Tillman Jr.
- Moonlight directed by Berry Jenkins
- Do The Right Thing by Spike Lee
- Just Mercy directed by Destin Daniel Cretton