You’ve joined a network of allies committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with people of colour as we fight for racial justice together. This program is about solidarity in action – we’ll deliver straight to your inbox ways that you can educate yourself and stand against racism with us.
If you haven’t already, join the Solidarity Member Facebook group. We’ll share content for you to amplify or comment on, ask for your help, and share links to the resource hub to educate yourself and your friends about structural racism.
Resources — where should I start?
- What does solidarity mean to you? – Colour Code
- Names That Are Unfamiliar to You Aren’t “Hard,” They’re “Unpracticed” – N’Jameh Camara
- I do not belong in the inbetween – Sam Pilkington
- Confronting racism is not about the needs and feelings of white people – Ijeoma Oluo
These resources have been chosen to help further your understanding of race, racism and solidarity. We’ve divided them into different sections, or chapters, to help focus your learning. We suggest choosing a different focus area each week, then discussing in small groups with your friends, housemates, family or colleagues — and we welcome you to share your insights and conversations points with us via the Facebook page.
- The moment of relief I felt was followed by guilt and yes, pity – Alice Pung
- Raising my African-Australian son in the face of racism – Teah Mogae
- The “Good Refugee”: why are only some asylum seekers worth fighting for? – Tim Lo Surdo
The nonprofit sector and workplace more broadly
- White Supremacy Culture – Tema Okun
- White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. It’s not – Robin DiAngelo
- Understanding your privilege and the intersectionality of racism, sexism, homophobia and ableism – Intertwine
Women and feminism
- White women were colonisers too. To move forward, we have to stop letting them off the hook – Ruby Hamad
- Reclaiming Azza: a history of female resistance in Sudan – Iman Abbaro
- When white women practice the politics of polite, the violence of nice – Real Talk: WOC & Allies
Media and popular culture
- Summer Heights High was a turning point for me and I won’t be fooled again – Yen-Rong Wong
- Comment: Does Australia have a right to boast about multiculturalism – Sushi Das
- ScoMo: Diversity is ‘garam masala’ (and why this was a terrible comment) – SBS The Feed
- Why I have mixed feelings about being nominated for Young New Zealander of the Year – Laura O’Connell Rapira
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