Listen Live on the BMC Website: bit.ly/BMC-PublicTV

And for Belmont cable TV subscribers on BMC-PublicTV: Ch 9 on Comcast & Ch 29 on Verizon.

Program

  • Groups presenting healing words, prayers, music.
  • Belmont Against Racism
  • Belmont Religious Council
  • Payson Park Church
  • Beth El Temple
  • Plymouth Congregational Church
  • LDS
  • Belmont Muslim Friends
  • First Church Belmont Unitarian Universalist
  • New Roads Catholic Community
  • Bahai Faith
  • Rep. Dave Rodgers
  • Sen. Brownsberger
  • Police Chief
  • Human Rights Commission


Links to Resources and Calls to Action

AFTER THE VIGIL

Thoughts by Janet Sand,

Representative of Beth El Temple Center

Secretary, Belmont Religious Council


But what can I DO?

Join members of our community who have organized helping structures in response to the pandemic and its economic toll. Such as...


Belmonthelps.org


Helping Chelsea, a devastated sister community. Delivering lunches, diapers, personal products

Contact Tracy Podol. Tracypodol@gmail.com


Helping unsheltered homeless in East Arlington. Delivering meals, water, items to keep clean. Marci Shapiro Ide.

A sign-up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4ba4aa2fa6f58-meals


Belmont Books new book donation program, Read It Forward.

The web site of Belmont Against Racism has an extensive list with links to organizations that need your support.


But what can I do?

You can resist being overwhelmed by despair that you cannot do enough. You can resist comparing yourself to those who seem to be able to do so much more than you.


You can educate yourself. About the history of slavery and the racism that justified it. About white privilege. About unconscious bias. About the white power structure that has used race to keep poor black and white people from making common cause. You can be learning and helping even in quarantine in your own home. Even if you are an introvert.


Our library and its wonderful director, Peter Struzziero are here to help us.

Here is their offering, starting with the excellent Globe Spotlight series on race in Boston.


Here are brief citations and links to the Globe articles requested. Belmont patrons can access them by entering their card number when prompted after clicking on the link. If the person attempting to access the articles is not a Belmont patron they can find the link to the Globe database on their library's website and search each article title in the title field of an advanced search once they reach ProQuest. Scroll past this list for more options also.


Trailer on YouTube for the series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNtF-Ooo80Y


Johnson, Akilah. "Boston. Racism. Image. Reality." Boston Globe, Dec 10 2017.

http://blmproxy.minlib.net/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/1990563487?accountid=47521


"A Brand New Boston, Even Whiter than the Old." Boston Globe, Dec 11 2017.

http://blmproxy.minlib.net/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/1974929227?accountid=47521


"Color Line Persists, in Sickness as in Health." Boston Globe, Dec 12 2017.

http://blmproxy.minlib.net/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/1975486628?accountid=47521


"Lost on Campus, as Colleges Look Abroad." Boston Globe, Dec 13 2017.

http://blmproxy.minlib.net/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/1975856978?accountid=47521


"The bigot in the stands and other stories" Boston Globe, Dec 14 2017.

http://blmproxy.minlib.net/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/1976344703?accountid=47521


"For Blacks in Boston, a Power Outage." Boston Globe, Dec 15 2017.

http://blmproxy.minlib.net/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/1977013042?accountid=47521


"A Better Boston? the Choice is Ours." Boston Globe, Dec 16 2017.

http://blmproxy.minlib.net/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/1977488147?accountid=47521


From here down are all ebooks and eaudio titles. Some with waiting lists, others without.


Negroland by Margo Jefferson

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/2147978?cid=1054464 (Available)

hoopla eAudio: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11495246


The new Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/711736

hoopla eBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12676199


In the shadow of statues by Mitch Landrieu

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3656341?cid=1054464 (Available)

OverDrive eAudio: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3682169


Me and white supremacy by Layla Saad

hoopla eBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12638622


The lynching by Laurence Leamer

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/2387090?cid=1054464 (Available)

hoopla eBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12387860

hoopla eAudio: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11665271


Tears we cannot stop by Michael Eric Dyson

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/2931727

OverDrive eAudio: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3072951


White rage by Carol Anderson

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/2699036


Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

OverDrive eBook:https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/2184718

OverDrive eAudio: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/2160668


We were eight years in power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3232556

OverDrive eAudio: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3091171


Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race by Renni Eddo-Lodge

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3297217


The autobiography of Malcolm X

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/2356212


So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3296528

OverDrive eAudio: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3444426


Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? by Beverly Tatum

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/1276236


You can't touch my hair by Phoebe Robinson

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/2926304

OverDrive eAudio: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/2715836


I'm still here by Austin Channing Brown

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3650463

OverDrive eAudio: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3368464


Stamped from the beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/2528155

OverDrive eAudio: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3202283

hoopla eAudio: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11812946


How to be an antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/4591699

OverDrive eAudio: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3994914


Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/4897482

OverDrive eAudio: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/5358206


White fragility by Robin Diangelo

OverDrive eBook: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3716950

OverDrive eAudio: https://minuteman.overdrive.com/minuteman-belmont/content/media/3580831


Here are some documentary films also.


kanopy put together a list for Black Lives Matter so here are some of those documentaries:

I am not your Negro: https://belmontpl.kanopy.com/video/i-am-not-your-negro

White like me: https://belmontpl.kanopy.com/video/white-me-0

Whose streets?: https://belmontpl.kanopy.com/video/whose-streets

Broken on all sides: https://belmontpl.kanopy.com/video/broken-all-sides

The talk: race in America: https://belmontpl.kanopy.com/video/talk-race-america

America after Ferguson: https://belmontpl.kanopy.com/video/america-after-ferguson

Cruel and unusual: https://belmontpl.kanopy.com/video/cruel-and-unusual


You do not have to read everything. You can watch Trevor Noah on YouTube. You can watch the PBS series on Race and The Making of America. There are good lists on line and on social media of books that help you talk about race with your children.