The Justice Project : Antiracism
Our Racial and Social Justice Pledge: RECAMFT is committed to equity including addressing structural racism and systemic injustice. We endeavor to be inclusive and value individuals from all ethnicities, ages, races, sexual orientations, genders, languages, abilities, religions, citizenship statuses, and socioeconomic backgrounds into our chapter and into treatment.
We strive to advocate, educate, collaborate, and strategize for positive racial and social justice change within our membership and our community.
Our Goal: RECAMFT's goal with this program is to elevate the awareness, sensitivity and education of our members to create a community of healers dedicated to racial and social justice. We appreciate and welcome your feedback sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start now! Here's how it works...
The Justice Project invites RECAMFT members to dedicate yourself to our pledge and then read/watch six (6) titles on racial/social justice. Here is how the program works.
1. In addition to the prerequisites, choose a combination of up to 1 additional video and 3-4 books to read/watch. We are providing members a list of videos and books from which to choose.
2. Finish reading/watching the books/videos and complete our Attestation Form to let us know. Helpful tip: Take a few notes on each title as you go. The Attestation Form has some short answer questions for each title you watched/read - very easy, and no wrong answers!
3. All those who complete the program by the 12/31/2023 will be mailed a beautiful Certificate of Achievement for completing RECAMFT's 2023 The Justice Project: Anti-Racism. The certificate will be suitable for framing and display.
Bonus: Be one of the first 25 people to attest, and you will win a free 6 CE Law & Ethics course when we offer it later this year!
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When you are finished: Complete our Attestation Form.
Have you finished six (6) titles?
Ready? Click the button to be taken to our Attestation Form to receive your certificate!
The Attestation Form will require you to answer 2 short questions about each of your six titles. It may take you about 30 minutes to complete. The form cannot be saved partway through, so please be ready to complete it in its entirety when you begin. These are the questions:
I AM FINISHED AND READY TO COMPLETE RECAMFT's
And I totally rock for doing this!
(yes, you do!)
Please watch "13th".
You may watch either of the next two videos to count as one of your 6 titles if you wish.
1. First watch "13th" on either YouTube or Netflix. This is the only required video. The address is: https://youtu.be/krfcq5pF8u8
2. Consider watching "Healing Racialized Trauma: A Conversation with Resmaa Menakem and Tara Brach". He is a fellow therapist, and this video includes a very powerful experiential exercise. Trigger warning.
3. Consider watching or listening to this interview of Dr. Kenneth Hardy, starting at 45 minutes into the program. Here's the link to Dr. Hardy's talk. Image of Dr. Hardy found here.
Print out this handout beforehand to enhance your learning.
Here are some great book titles approved to complete your Justice Project readings.
Each of these titles has a link to the book (title), a link to the author (name), and a video or other link (picture of the book).
This is the approved book list for The Justice Project. All books have been linked to The Collective Oakland, a Black-owned bookstore.
by Ibram Kendi
A college professor, Ibram describes his journey along with enlightening history. #1 NY Times best seller.
So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo
#1 NY Times Bestseller. Author discusses multiple issues of white supremacy, and Black Lives Matter. Free on Audible.
Minneapolis psychotherapist teaches Cultural Somatics, how trauma manifests at a cellular level. NY Times best seller.
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide
#1 NY Times Bestseller, winner of multiple awards. Book links to YouTube audiobook.
by Layla Saad
British, Arab, Muslim author's 28 day challenge to help readers understand systemic racism. NY Times Bestseller.
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
#1 NY Times bestseller. Author links caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany.
Toni Morrison says this book is the best book on the subject of race (the NY Observer). #1 NY Times bestseller.
Harvard law professor's Texas recollections. Ranked as one of the "Ten Best Books of 2021" - NY Times.
by Joy DeGruy
Social worker, researcher Dr. DeGruy put forth a theory to explain survival behaviors in Black people. Multiple awards.
A Black Women's History of the United States
2021 NAACP Award - Outstanding Literary Work, and other awards.
South to America: A Journey Below the Mason Dixon to Understand the Soul of the Nation
by Imani Perry
Multiple awards, new 2021.
Considered one of the most influential books in the last 20 years, author examines mass incarceration.
Multiple award winning author covers shocking lack of medical and psychological care for black people.
Multiple sociology awards. Author argues fat phobia stems from racist, classist and anti-feminist viewpoints.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
HBO movie starring Oprah. Ms. Lacks cells were used without consent leading to breakthroughs.
by N. Hannah-Jones et al.
Pulitzer Prize winning author for NY Times reframes US history from the POV in 1619 the first slaves arrived building the US.
The Color of Law
Author exposes how the American government has engineered segregation. Multiple awards.
An award winning reporter for 60 Minutes, CBS, GQ, Wes Lowery uses interviews to examine his topics.
Long Time Coming
NY Times bestselling author examines how the summer of 2020 brought about the biggest racial protests ever.
by Sarah Broom
Journalist author tells the story of her grandmother's shotgun house in New Orleans. Multiple awards. NYT Bestseller.
Creative writing/essays/poetry by Black authors
by Kiese Laymon
Best Book of the Year 2018 - New York Times and Audible. Personal essays about growing up in Mississippi.
Award winning poet weaves poetry, images and racial microaggressions. 2015 NY Times Bestseller.
by Imani Perry
Princeton professor writes a letter to her two sons, rich in prose, with stories of her ancestors. Multiple awards.
This 1963 classic text gave touched off the civil rights movement in America. Listen to it on YouTube - free.
by Audre Lorde
A collection of 15 essays and speeches which take on all the -isms. A classic seminal work by Lorde.
by Jesmyn Ward
Essays, poems by Tulane U. creative writing professor examine race since James Baldwin's 1963 classic text.
by Laura Gómez
How Latinx became a constructed "race" written by a professor and expert in race, law, and society.
An African American and Latinx History of the United States
by Paul Ortiz
Author uses key source materials to tell history from the point of view of BIPOC.
National Book Award finalist. Author is one of the first undocumented persons to graduate from Harvard.
Makes a case that mass slavery of indigenous people, rather than illnesses decimated them. Multiple awards.
An Indigenous People's History of the United States
Human Rights Campaign recommends this as a must-read for Thanksgiving.
by Dee Brown
I970 classic text has been made into a movie. Click the book image to be taken to the YouTube movie rental link.
by George Takei
NY Times Bestseller about the author's time in a Japanese internment camp in WWII. Graphic novel.
Oprah acclaimed memoir of the author's journey with albinism, transition, migrating from the Philippines, graduating Harvard.
by Deepa Iyer
The story of South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh immigrants in a post 9-11 America, facing overt racism and hate crimes.
Korean-American author has been named one of Time's 100 most influential people of the year. Multiple Awards.
President Obama - one of his 2021 favorite books. Story of family's move to NYC from China. NY Tmes Notable.
by Erika Lee
Author explores America's xenophobia, inc. her experience as a 2nd generation Chinese American. Multiple awards.
by K-Ming Chang
A novel of 3 generations migration from Taiwan, queer lineage. Oprah-Best book of year, NYT Editors Choice.
by Erika Lee
Named on of 2015's best non-fiction books of the year by NY Times and Kirkus Reviews. Multiple awards.
by Dara Horn
Multiple awards, author reflects when her children report swastikas drawn on their desks on dead Jews in writing.
British comedian contends Jews haven't been considered as part of the racism that occurs throughout Europe and the US.
by Bari Weiss
Although a small percent of the population, over half the hate crimes in America are directed at Jews. NY Times author; awards.
by Afdhere Jama
Born in Somalia, now a film maker in SF, Jama examines LGBTQ and the struggles of the intersection with Muslim faith.
by Fatima Daas
Author is a young Muslim lesbian growing up in a tough neighborhood in Paris. Multiple awards.
Multiple awards. Author explores the intersection of blackness and transness both historically and in today's society.
by Joey Mogul, et al.
Authors examine queer criminal archetypes and demonstrate policing of sex and gender further engrains inequalities.
by Zaina Arafat
A Palestian-American lesbian girl struggles between worlds as she grows. Oprah named one of the best books of the year.
1. Watch "13th" (1 hr 40 min).
2. Watch one of the other suggested videos above (either is about an hour).
3. Listen to How to be an Anti-Racist on your commute, or while exercising. It's 9 hrs 45 minutes on Audible. If you listen 30 minutes a day, you'll be done in about 3 weeks.
4. Read or listen to My Grandmother's Hands. The author is a therapist. This book has exercises, so you may enjoy having a physical copy. It is 10 hrs on Audible.
5. Read or listen to Between the World and Me (3 hrs on Audible).
6. Read or listen to The Fire Next Time available on YouTube as a free audiobook (2.5 hrs).
Now you're ready to attest!
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