FEAP has selected these virtual resources, acknowledging the pain of injustices suffered and those that continue; to offer support for those who are hurting or distressed and to offer resources for those who feel moved to learn and respond in ways that contribute to building community for racial justice.

Caring for ourselves and educating ourselves helps us to heal and to effect change –to ensure the physical safety and mental and emotional health of each and every one of us.

We have divided these resources into four categories: Education, Action, and Reflection/Self-Care and again by type: articles, videos, podcasts, and events.

Please check back regularly, as we will be adding to and rotating these resources.

EDUCATION

Resources to educate yourself and others.

Book: My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts, by Resmaa Menakem

Book: How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

Book: So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
by Peggy McIntosh

Tools and Guidance for Talking About Race
from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Guide to Allyship

How to Talk to Your Children About Race
1. From Parents Magazine
3. From the American Academy of Pediatrics

How to Teach Children About Cultural Awareness and Diversity
PBS.org

How Play Helps Kids Navigate Difficult Times
PBS.org

Should a Trauma-Informed Approach to Care be Our Standard of Care?
From The Medical Center Hour

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race
by Jay Smooth

Allegories on Race and Racism
by Camara Phyllis Jone

ACTION

Resources for taking action in support of social justice.

An Invitation to Brave Space
By Mickey ScottBey Jones
Together we will create brave space.
Because there is no such thing as “a safe space”—
We exist in the real world.
We all carry scars and we have all caused wounds.
In this space
We seek to turn down the volume of the outside world,
We amplify voices that fight to be heard elsewhere,
We call each other to more truth and love.
We have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow.
We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know.
We will not be perfect.
This space will not be perfect.
It will not always be what we wish it to be.
But
It will be our brave space together,
and
We will work on it side by side.

How Organization Can Support the Mental Health of Black Employees
By Angela Neal-Barnett, Harvard Business Review

Local Racial Affinity Groups
hosted by Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville
Participants are expected to make a year long commitment to attend monthly meetings.
Contact: opsdirector@imeditation.org

Tools and Guidance for Talking About Race
from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Virginia Organizing
A non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives.

NAACP
Securing the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

Black Lives Matter
A global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Battling racial and social injustice by fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice.

Embrace Race
A non-profit organization for parents who are committed to raising a Generation of Children Who Are Thoughtful, Informed, and Brave About Race.

Boris Lawrence Henderson Foundation
Committed to changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging those who suffer with this debilitating illness to get the help they need

SELF-CARE AND REFLECTION

Resources to support your own self-care and that of others.

Culturally responsive mental health & self-care resources compiled by The Women’s Initiative in Charlottesville
10 Self-care Tips for Black Women

Self-Care for Scholars Experiencing Racial Battle Fatigue

Toolkits and Resources
from BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health)

Central Virginia Clinicians of Color Network EMDR Voice Message Hotline:
434.218.0440
cvccninfo@gmail.com

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255, available 24/7

Region Ten Emergency Services: (434) 972-1800, available 24/7

Lifeline Chat Live Chat services

Culturally responsive mental health & self-care resources compiled by The Women’s Initiative in Charlottesville
Call-in Clinics

Sister Circle Program

Yoga for People of Color via Zoom

Non-local, national resources
Free Virtual Therapy Support for African-Americans
from The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

Online Therapy for Marginalized & Intersectional Communities
from Ayana

Crisis Support for Young People of Color
from the Steve Fund

20 Black Yoga Teachers with Online Classes


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