Resources to Extend Your Learning

Black Women and Girls’ Lived Experiences

Martis, E. (2020, January 31). 5 Black Women Talk About Their Lives In Canada | Chatelaine.

Wallace, J. K. N. M. C. A.-B. R. U., City of Toronto; Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI); and Justine. (n.d.). Black Women in Canada. Behind the Numbers. Retrieved August 24, 2020, from

Sexual Violence, Black People and Anti-Black Racism

Barriers for Black Survivors. (n.d.). End Rape on Campus. Retrieved August 24, 2020, from

Beyond Lights, Camera, Action & Surviving R. Kelly Viewing Parties. (2019). Black Women’s Blueprint.

Burke, T., & Brown, B. (n.d.). Being Heard and Seen. Retrieved August 24, 2020, from

Johnson, K. (2018). Culturally Specific Services for African-American Self-Identified Sexual Assault Survivors in Detroit. SASHA Center.

Lee, S. (2018, February 22). There Is No #MeToo Without Black Women. Healthline.

Msosa, Y. (2018, May 29). Roots and Resistance.

One Year of #MeToo: The Legacy of Black Women’s Testimonies | The New Yorker. (n.d.). Retrieved August 24, 2020, from

Ritchie, A. (2019). Expanding Our Frame: Deepening Our Demands For Safety and Healing for Black Survivors of Sexual Violence. National Black Women’s Justice Institute.


The Black Lives Canada Syllabus

Cole, D. (2020). The skin we’re in: A year of black resistance and power. Doubleday Canada.

Diverlus, R., Hudson, S., & Ware, S. M. (2020). Until we are free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada. University of Regina Press

Walcott, R., & Abdillahi, I. (2019). BlackLife: Post-BLM and the struggle for freedom. ARP Books.

Police and Prison Abolition

Abolition in Canada Syllabus (2019)

Maynard, R. (2017). Policing black lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present. Fernwood Publishing.

Allyship and anti-racism

15 ways to strengthen anti-racist practice. (n.d.). Catalyst Project: A Center for Political Education and Movement Building. Retrieved August 24, 2020, from

Black Lives Matter. (2020, June 24). A Guide to Allyship.

Kendi, I. X. (2019). How to be an antiracist (First Edition). One World.

Kim, M. (2020, June 30). 20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now. Medium.

olsson, joan. (1997). Detour Spotting for White Anti-racists. Racial Equity Tools.

Oluo, I. (2018). So you want to talk about race (First edition). Seal Press.

Oluo, I. (2018, March 2). Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement—Here’s What You’ve Missed. Medium.

Saad, L. F. (2020). Me and white supremacy: Combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor. Sourcebooks.

Shutack, C. (2020, August 24). 103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice. Medium.

For Those in Management and Leadership

Celotto, B. (n.d.). Supporting Black Staff In Times of Crisis: What Managers and Organizational Leaders Can Do To Support Black Lives. Retrieved August 24, 2020, from

How to Manage When Things Are Not Okay (And Haven’t Been For Centuries). (n.d.). The Management Center. Retrieved August 24, 2020, from

Kim, M. (2019, October 25). How to Manage Your Team in Times of Political Trauma. Medium.

Leading During Traumatic and Triggering Events. (2013). Diversity Equity Inclusiveness Consulting.

Toronto Metropolitan University, Office of the Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion. (2020). Anti-Black Racism Campus Climate Review