Library Booklists and Community Links (Here to Help)
Library Booklists and Community Links
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a reliable source for information and resources to help understand and process these events. We have seen a significant increase of digital holds and checkout on books relating to race and social justice. The public library is an institution that stands behind equity of access, where people can access the information and ideas they need, regardless of age, education, ethnicity, language, income, physical limitations or geographic barriers. You can read more about the ALA Bill of Rights and Equity of Access here.
- Always Available on Hoopla: Race and Healing
- Available on Overdrive or Hoopla: Race and Social Justice Fiction
- Available on Overdrive or Hoopla: Race and Social Justice Nonfiction
- Talking with Children About Elections, Violence and Current Events
Great starting point for voter registration, important deadlines and learning about updates to the voting process. You can also find your polling place and contact information for election officials in your area.
Vote411 is committed to ensuring voters have the information they need to successfully participate in every election. Whether it’s local, state or federal, every election is important to ensuring our laws and policies reflect the values and beliefs of our communities.
Media Organizations in Pittsburgh
VisitPittsburgh has compiled a list of broadcast and print media for the City of Pittsburgh. Reach out and share your first-hand experiences. Request interviews to set the record straight. Highlight what is happening in your neighborhoods that may be overlooked or incorrectly reported.
Anti-Racism Resource Collection
Anti-racism work is an ongoing, everyday process of active allyship, listening and learning. In that spirit, the Resource Sharing Project provides a round-up of some of our favorite resources to aid in your journey to undo racism in your coalition and community. Anti-racism work is an integral part of our work to end sexual violence and essential to advance women of color leadership in our movement and beyond.
Black Lives Matter Resources
A collection of toolkits and reports covering topics ranging from healing justice and conflict resolution to organizing and the history of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Center for Victims
When most people hear about trauma, they picture hospitals and doctors–but not all wounds are visible. Thanks to our committed allies and donors, we’ve been educating and raising awareness about psychological trauma for decades: how a single event can impact your entire life, how your body and mind respond to the ongoing stress, how your very genetics can change as a result.
Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.
The Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center (DDNRC) advances innovative practices in higher education that promote respectful, transformative dialogue on controversial topics and complex social issues, thereby reflecting a commitment to pluralism and academic freedom and strengthening a democratically engaged society.
The backbone of a Living Room Conversation is a conversational model developed by dialogue experts in order to facilitate connection between people despite their differences, and even identify areas of common ground and shared understanding.
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