A COMMUNITY OF BELONGING

creating an equity framework

We are at a reflection point in history, we have a choice to remain status quo or actively engage in creating a more equitable community.  United Way of Forsyth County has made the commitment to engage and we have dedicated resources to understand how we experience equity issues, the impact of these issues on Forsyth County, and what we can do to address these issues.  We understand that equity is already implicit in our existing approach to community impact and gives United Way a solid foundation on which to deepen and strengthen equity as a process and an outcome. Our goal is that equity becomes part of the DNA of who we are and how we work with our community to create positive change.

There is no shortage of resources to help engage in this work:

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

Articles to read:

Videos to watch:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

Books to read:

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to follow on social media:

More anti-racism resources to check out:

This document was compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020. The original document can be accessed here.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REALIZE THE VISION?

Additional Resources can be found here