Anti-Black Racism Protests

Learn about the ongoing anti-Black racism protests happening in the US, Canada and beyond.

Library Databases

Kanopy - Your Library's Online Video Streaming Service

Kanopy provides access to many great films and documentaries. Search by topic or check out these curated lists: Racism, African-American Stories, Pioneering Black Filmmakers, Celebrate Black Music and more!

Overdrive (Library2Go) - Library E-books and E-Audiobooks

We have a large collection of e-books and e-audiobooks that can help you learn more about the history and context of current anti-Black racism protests. Start by checking out our curated lists "Books on Race Written by Black Authors", and "Books Featuring Black Kids by Black Authors" for kids.

On the Shelf

Booklist on Race and Racism

A booklist of recent titles that explore themes of race and racism.

On the Web

20 Podcasts That Confront Racism in America

A list of 20 podcast that look at the Black experience and anti-Black racism.

2020protests.com Protests Trackers

Up-to-date protest tracker across the United States made my Avi Schiffman, who also created nCoV2019.livencov2019.live one of the most popular global Covid-19 trackers.

 

 

Anti-racism - Government of British Columbia

Information and resources on anti-racism from the government of BC. 

Antiracist Resources and Reads: Lists for All Ages

An excellent collection of resources for all ages, curated by a librarian for the School Library Journal blog. Includes recommended books, podcasts, movies (including those available from our Library streaming service Kanopy), articles, social media accounts, and more.

BCTF Antiracism Online Resources and Websites

Resources for educators from the British Columbia Teachers' Association.

Black Lives Matter

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. It is now an international human rights movement originating from within the African American community, which campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people. 

Here is the link for our local chapter, Black Lives Matter Vancouver.

Journalists Impeded While Documenting National Protests: Press Freedom in Crisis

U.S. Press Freedom Tracker is a nonpartisan website that aims to provide up-to-date, reliable, easy-to-access information on the number of press freedom violations (assaults, arrests, otherwise impeding ability to report) in the United States. They have created this dedicated page to capture the over 300 reported incidents during the anti-Black racism protests.

Talking About Race - The Smithsonian

A fantastic online portal that provides digital tools, online exercises, video instructions, scholarly articles and multi-media resources for educators, parents, caregivers, and individuals committed to racial equality. Curated by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

 

Understand Black Stories - 45 free films to stream from Cineplex

Cineplex has made 45 titles by Black creators or about Black lives free to stream in Canada: "In a time when many are turning to movies to become informed and empowered, we want to help. This collection of important films was curated to elevate Black stories, artists and filmmakers and spark discussion. These films are available to view at no cost." You must sign up for an account, then you can rent the titles for $0.