Resources | Anti-Racism


(In chronological order)

A Reading List on Issues of Race
Harvard faculty recommend the writers and subjects that promote context and understanding
The Harvard Gazette | June 15, 2020

ER doctors: We're no strangers to violence but we try to de-escalate without anyone dying
USA Today | June 12, 2020

Stolen Breaths
New England Journal of Medicine | June 11, 2020

Academic medical leaders and learners reflect on police brutality, racism, and the path forward
AAMC | June 5, 2020

Birding While Black: #BlackBirdersWeek seeks to interrupt stereotypes about who belongs in nature and science
Inside Higher Ed | June 5, 2020

10 Small Steps for Department Chairs to Foster Inclusion
Inside Higher Ed | June 5, 2020

At Home with Harvard: Racial Justice
Harvard Magazine | June 2, 2020

Before You Check In On Your Black Friend, Read This
Refinery 29 | June 2, 2020

4 Ways that Academics and Scientists can Effectively Combat Racism
Forbes | June 2, 2020

Scientists Speak out Against Racial Injustice and Discrimination Amid Protests
The Washington Post | June 2, 2020




(In alphabetical order by book title)

A Kid's Book About Racism
by Jelani Memory

Against All Odds: The Legacy of Students of African Descent at Harvard Medical School Before Affirmative Action, 1850-1968
by Nora N. Nercessian

Black Bostonians and the Politics of Culture, 1920-1940
by Lorraine Elena Roses

Black Radical
by Kerry K. Greenidge

Citizen: An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine

City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771‒1965
by Kelly Lytle Hernández

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin

Heavy: An American Memoir
by Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist
by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy
by Layla F. Saad

The Origin of Others
by Toni Morrison

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment
by Angela Davis

Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, and Schooling in San Francisco
by Savannah Shange

Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945‒2006
by Manning Marable

Racism: A Short History
by George Fredrickson

Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care 
by Augustus White III, MD

So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo

The Souls of Black Folk
by W.E.B. DuBois

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
by Arlie Hochschild

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander

When Police Kill
by Franklin E. Zimring

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
by Robin DiAngelo, PhD 



(In alphabetical order by film title)

A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American Dream
by Stephanie Welch

Come Hell or High Water
by Leah Mahan

by Judith Helfand

Love & Solidarity: James Lawson & Nonviolence In The Search For Workers' Rights
by Michael Honey

The Power to Heal
by Charles Burnett & Daniel Loewenthal

'63 Boycott
by Gordon Quinn

by Ava DuVernay



(In alphabetical order)

Harvard Catalyst | Program for Cultural Competence in Research (PCCR)

White Coats for Black Lives



(In chronological order)

Racism as a Public Health Crisis
Harvard Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
July 1, 2020 | 6pm - 8pm | REGISTER TO WATCH

Diversity Dialogue Series | Session 1: What Leaders Can Do to Address Racism
Partners Healthcare 
June 18, 2020 | WATCH VIDEO

A Discussion on Black Lives, Protest, and Democracy
Panelists: Dr. Rhea Boyd, Pediatrician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MPH '17
Kaneesha Johnson, PhD candidate, Government Department, Harvard University
Prof. Leah Wright Rigueur, Brandeis University and Harvard Kennedy School
Prof. Megan Ming Francis (Moderator), Harvard Kennedy School, University of Washington
June 9, 2020 | WATCH VIDEO

Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition
Presenters: APHA Past President Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, 2019-2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Amani Allen, PhD, MPH, Executive Associate Dean, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
APHA American Public Health Association
June 9, 2020 | MORE

Naming Racism
Speakers:  Camara Phyllis Jones, 2019–2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; Adjunct Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Senior Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine
David R. Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health; Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
June 5, 2020 | WATCH VIDEO

What Leaders Must Do Today to Address Systemic Racism
Harvard Business Review Video
June 3, 2020 | WATCH VIDEO

Community Conversations: Two Pandemics 
Harvard University | John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and FAS Division of Science
June 2, 2020 | WATCH VIDEO

Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey
Integrated Schools
May 21, 2020 | LISTEN

Violence and Its Impact on Our Communities
Keynote: Robert Gore, MD, Attending Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor Kings County Hospital; Executive Director, Kings Against Violence Initiative
Panelists:, Norma Ayala, Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department | Chaplain Clementina Chéry, President and CEO, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute | Rahsaan D. Hall, Esq., Director, Racial Justice Program, ACLU of Massachusetts | William Morales, Commissioner, Boston Centers for Youth and Families
Moderated by Alden Landry, MD, MPH, Assistant Dean, Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
March 22, 2017 | WATCH VIDEO

Race, Racism and Health: Challenges and Opportunities - The House that Racism Built
David R. Williams, PhD, Florence & Laura Norman Professor of Public Health, Professor of African & African American Studies and of Sociology, Harvard University
October 11, 2016 | WATCH VIDEO

Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, President, American Public Health Association; Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
December 3, 2015 | WATCH VIDEO

The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation - Webinar Series
APHA American Public Health Association
Summer 2015 | MORE...



(In alphabetical order)

Black Culture Films & Shows

Combating Anti-Black Racism
Harvard Diversity Inclusion and Belonging

Fighting Anti-Blackness Resource List
Harvard WIT+

MedEdPORTAL Anti-Racism in Medicine Collection

Talking About Race
National Museum of African American History and Culture

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets