Racial Justice Resources
Addressing Racial Justice Locally
Videos and Past Events
Acton-Boxborough United Way Panel Discussion on Why Racial Justice is Important to our Organization and Community ["Wide Field" Acton TV 11-6-20] - 1 hour
Acton TV CQC Special Edition: Black Lives Matter. 2nd interview (4:15-33:53) is with the same group of youth and Vivian Birchall as above but sharing different experiences.
Public Forum on BLM, Racial Justice, and Diversity- Co-organized by Acton Chinese American Civic Society (ACACS)and Acton Town Hall - Jul 15 and 29, 2020. Session One and Session Two. Both presentations here
AB Regional School District Community Conversation - Jan 30, 2020 - a community conversation in the high school auditorium in response to an incident at Merriam School, resulting in an arrest of a Black parent.
Talking with Your Kids
Acton's Discovery Museum Speaker Series Talking to Kids about Race and Racism: A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, moderated by WBUR's Tiziana Dearing. Recorded Jan. 27, 2021. (1 hour, 24 minutes)
AB School webinar recording: Talking with Your Children About Race (Preschool-Grade 5) Video
AB School webinar recording: Talking with Your Tweens and Teens About Race (Grades 6-12)
Foundation for MetroWest's Racial Equity Indicators - Examines a wide range of indicators that highlight racial and ethnic disparities in Boston's MetroWest, breaking many out into town-by town data including Acton and Boxborough.
Acton's Early Black Residents [Acton Historical Society]
Racial Justice for Black Lives - Acton-based Facebook group, 2000+ community members strong
Fostering Racial Justice Group - Boxborough-based group formed in 2015, hosts an active book club
AB Regional High School ECARES (Educators Committed to Anti-Racism, Equity, and Social Justice)
The 1619 Project - New York Times Magazine Pullizer Prize winning project that aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.
Talk about Racism
AB schools blog : How are diversity, equity and inclusion different
First Connections - Talking to children about race
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What is reverse-racism and what would it look like
Ta-Nehisi Coates discussion on use of words and the importance of context. (5 min)
Why white people can’t use the N word or sing all words from some hip hop songs
Danger of a Single Story (18 min)
If we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding