We know that racism is at the root of this violence. Active anti-racism is needed. Learn and act with these resources:
Attend University at Buffalo’s K-12 Center for Black History Education - Teaching Black History Conference.
“Black Experiences: Affirmation and Resilience, Activism and Resistance in 45 Books for PreK-Grade 12” curated by the Cooperative Children's Book Center.
Black Love Resists in the Rust is a member-led, abolitionist organization that seeks to build and fortify strong, resourced, thriving communities in Buffalo.
Center for Racial Justice in Education - Black History Month Resource Guide for Educators and Families.
Check out Buffalo State's Introduction to Black Lives Matter - Black Lives Matter - E. H. Butler Library at Buffalo State University.
Check out the United Way's 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge.
Connect with Voice Buffalo on Facebook.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education Podcast: “Understanding the Black Experience on College Campuses with Dr. S. Kent Butler, president, American Counseling Association.”
NFJC of Western New York, Inc. programs promote understanding and respect among people of all races, religions, and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution, and education.
Open Buffalo's mission is to advance racial, economic, and ecological justice. We do so through skill building, network connecting, and activating leadership opportunities.
PBS WNED advice on “Helping Kids Navigate Scary News Stories.”
Racial Equity Roundtable’s report – "Racial Equity Dividend: Buffalo Great Opportunity"
Read Partnership for Public Good’s “A City Divided: A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo.“
Support ROCC Buffalo and their efforts to restore greenspace in areas of the Kensington Expressway.
The Anti-Racism Project seeks to educate participants about how institutionalized racism, internalized racism and white privilege feed oppression.
The Anti-Racism Resource Guide exists to be a springboard for folks to learn, unlearn, and relearn on their authentic anti-racist journey.
The Buffalo Syllabus was created in the immediate aftermath of the Buffalo Mass Shooting. Scholars, activists, politicians, and local officials took to social media to name the horrendous event as a white supremacist attack of those directly impacted - Buffalo’s East Side residents.
Write to your elected officials and demand their support of Partnership for the Public Good’s 2022 Community Agenda, particularly item 10 which calls for fair housing and decreased segregation in Erie County.