CO UUs for Racial Justice

Colorado UUs for Racial Justice

If you are interested in supporting Unitarian Universalists in defeating racism, and white supremacy, please connect with us via email or via phone/text at: ‪(303) 656-9887‬

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Colorado UU’s United for Racial Justice. 

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Non-Fiction Books
TitleAuthorAudienceNotes
A Field Guide to White SupremacyKathleen Belew ed. & Ramon A Gutierrezintermediateexamines white supremacy out in society
A Guide to Gender: The Social Justice Advocate’s HandbookSam Killermannbeginnerhow to be respectful of gender presentation and orientation
A World Without White People: Dismantling Sexism, Homophobia, and White SupremacyRai Laointermediatehow to understand the intersections of these issues from an Asian perspective
American Hate: Survivors Speak OutArjun Singh Sethi ed.intermediatefirst hand accounts of hate crimes
An African American and Latinx History of the United StatesPaul Ortizintermediateadding perspectives to our understanding of US history
An Indigenous People’s History of the United StatesRoxanne Dunbar-Ortizintermediateadding perspectives to our understanding of US history
Are Prisons Obsolete? Angela Y Davisintermediateexamination of the prison industrial complex
Avoiding Racial Equity DetoursPaul Gorskiintermediate
(teachers)
equity in education
Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coatesintermediateexplaining inequities
Black Pioneers in a White DenominationMark D. Morrison Reedintermediate
(clergy)
explores the history of Black people in religion
Bringing Race to the TableCrystal Blantonintermediate
(pagan)
Older resource, racism in the pagan community
Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School ResegregationBeverly Tatumintermediate
(teachers)
older resource
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse StudentsZaretta Hammondintermediate
(teachers)
older resource
Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body LiberationDalia Kinseybeginneraddresses fatphobia, racism in beauty standards
Dismantling Racism, The Continuing Challenge to White AmericaJoseph R. Barndtbeginnerolder resource
Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White SupremacyRachel Rickettsbeginner
(pagan friendly)
addresses racial justice from a comprehensive, intersectional, and spirit-based perspective, interfaith
Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat PhobiaSabrina Stringsintermediateaddresses fatphobia, racism in beauty standards
Feed the Resistance: Recipes +Ideas for Getting InvolvedJulia Turshen beginneraddresses nurturing the community
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019Ibram X. Kendi, Keisha N. BlainintermediateBlack accounts of US history
Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a MovementAngela Y. Davisadvancednuanced discussion of race, colonialization and how they intersect
Handbook for a Post Roe AmericaRobin Martybeginnerdiscusses bodily autonomy, how we got here and how to get out
How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across AmericaClint Smithintermediateaddresses slavery, racism, white supremacy history
How to be An Anti RacistIbram X. Kendibeginneraddresses racism, white supremacy
How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial DivideCrystal Marie Flemingbeginneraddresses systematic racism
How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River CollectiveKeeanga Yamahtta Taylorintermediateaddresses history of radical Black feminists and its impact on the struggles of today
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) BodyRoxanne Gayintermediateaddresses her experience with body image, food, and racism
Indigenous Community: Rekindling the Teachings of the Seventh FireGeorge A. Cajeteintermediateaddresses revitalizing community among indigenous people
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and RedemptionBryan Stevensonbeginneraddresses inequities in the justice system
Laziness Does Not ExistDevon Price beginneraddresses neurodiversity and unrealistic expectations of mental health
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good AncestorLayla F. Saadbeginner
Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the WorldLayla F. Saadbeginner
Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male AmericaIjeoma Oluointermediate
Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside OutRuth Kingbeginner
Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s ChildrenLisa Delpitintermediate
(teachers)
addresses racial inequity in education for parents and teachers
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and BodiesResmaa Menakem intermediateaddresses embodiment of racial damage/white supremacy damage
Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and BeyondMarc Lamont Hillintermediateaddresses police violence, environmental violence, and white supremacy in governmental systems
Overcoming our racism: The journey to liberationDerald Wing Suebeginneraddresses internalized racism, and privilege, with exercises and activities
Pedagogy of the OppressedPaulo Freireadvancedvery old resource addresses white supremacy culture worldwide
Power, privilege, and differenceAllan G. Johnsonintermediateolder resource, examines systems of privilege and difference
Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural DevastationJonathan Learadvancedolder resource, examines how to respond to cultural collapse
Readings for diversity and social justice
4th addition
Maurianne Adams, Warren J. Blumenfeld, D. Chase Catalano, Keri Dejong, Heather Hackman, Larissa E. Hopkins, Barbara Love, Madeline L. Peters, Davey Shlasko, Ximena Zunigaintermediateintersectional resource that covers racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ableism, youth and elder oppression(ageism)
Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled PeopleAlice Wongbeginneraddresses disability justice and ableism and how it intersects with race, sex, class
Sister Outsider: Essays and SpeechesAudre Lordebeginnerolder resource, discusses sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class
Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White NationalismSeyward Darbyintermediateexpose of white women in white nationalist spaces, shows how white women normalize racist extremism
So You Want to Talk About RaceIjeoma Oluobeginneraddresses police brutality, cultural appropriation and model minority myth
SOUL WORK, Anti-Racist Theologies in DialogueUUA, Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley, Nancy Palmer Jonesintermediate
(clergy)
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in AmericaIbram X. Kendiintermediatehistory of systematic racism in America
Systemic racism: A theory of oppressionJoe R. Feaginintermediateexplains and examines systematic racism
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedombell hooksintermediateolder resource, examines new ways to educate
The 1619 Project: A New Origin StoryNikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times, Caitlan Roper, Ilena Silverman, Jake Silversteinbeginnerexamines US history through the lens of systematic racism and white supremacy
The Anti-Racist Cookbook, A Recipe Guide for Conversations About Race That Goes Beyond Covered Dishes and “Kum-Bah-Ya”Robin Parker, Pamela Smith Chambersbeginnerexplain how to create dialogue groups to discuss what to do and how to do it.
The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-LoveSonya Renee Taylorbeginneraddresses fatphobia, western beauty standards, how to heal
The Body Keeps Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of TraumaBessel Van Der Kolkintermediatediscusses how traumas sit in our bodies
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated AmericaRichard Rothstein intermediatediscusses the history of how white supremacy defined where people lived/live
The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to his White MotherJames McBrideintermediatea memoir that discusses the nuance of race
The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American ChildrenGloria Ladson-Billingsintermediate
(teachers)
discusses cultural relevant teaching
The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through MindfulnessRhonda V. Magee, Jon Kabat-Zinnbeginnerdiscusses how mindfulness practice can help with white awkwardness and guilt
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ColorblindnessMichelle Alexanderintermediateexamines the white supremacist underpinnings of our criminal justice system
The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious NationalismKatherine Stewart intermediateexamines the Religious Right, their values and their goals
The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and GirlsMona Eltahawybeginnerdiscusses dismantling white supremacist patriarchial culture
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper TogetherHeather McGheebeginnerdiscusses what white supremacy culture costs everyone
They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice MovementWesley Loweryintermediateexamines police violence through interviews with survivors
Uprooting Racism, How White People Can Work For Racial JusticePaul Kivelbeginnerexplains framework to understand institutional racism
Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal WorldRutger Bregmanadvanceddiscusses capitalism and the elimination of poverty through a universal basic income
Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of RaceDebby Irvingbeginnerdiscusses her evolution of understanding of race
We Do This Until They Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming JusticeMariame Kabaintermediatediscusses prison abolition and social transformation
We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational FreedomBettina Loveintermediatediscusses how to dismantle white supremacy in the classroom
What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk about FatAubrey Gordonintermediatediscusses fatphobia as a social justice issue
When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matters MemoirPatrisse Cullors, asha bandele, Angela Davisbeginnerdiscusses personal history and history of Black Lives Matter
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About RacismRobin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dysonbeginnerdiscusses privilege, white tears, racism
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial DivideCarol Andersonintermediatediscusses historical white supremacy
White Tears, Black Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of ColorRuby Hamadintermediatediscusses the white supremacy embedded in white feminism
Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About RaceBeverly Daniel Tatumintermediate
(teachers)
discusses how racial identity is shaped
Writing the Other: A Practical ApproachNisi Shawl, Cynthia Wardintermediate
(writers)
discusses how to examine biases in how you portray characters from other cultures
You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black ExperienceTarana Burke, Brene Brownintermediaterecognize and process the trauma of white supremacy
Fiction Books
TitleAuthorGenreNotes
American WarOmar El AkkadScience Fictionpost-apocalyptic
The AntagonistsBurgandi RakoskaScience Fiction, YA superhero, disability
Before She SleepsBina ShahScience Fiction gender plague, intimacy
The Black God’s DrumsP. Djeli ClarkFantasyalternate universe New Orleans
Black Leopard, Red WolfMarlon JamesFantasyepic fantasy rooted in African worldview
Black SunRebecca RoanhorseFantasyepic fantasy rooted in pre Columbian worldview
The Black Tide of HeavenNeon YangFantasyepic fantasy rooted in Asian worldview, LGBTQ+ rep
Chameleon MoonRoAnna SylverScience Fiction, YAneurodiversity, trauma
Children of Blood and BoneTomi AdeyemiFantasyepic fantasy rooted in African worldview
Children of Vengeance and VirtueTomi AdeyemiFantasyepic fantasy rooted in African worldview
The City of BrassS. A. ChakrabortyFantasyepic fantasy rooted in pre-Islamic and Islamic worldview
Coyote RageOwl GoingbackHorrorstory rooted in indigenous worldview
CrotaOwl GoingbackHorrorstory rooted in indigenous worldview
Deathless DivideJustina IrelandAlternate History, YAalternate American history of Civil War rooted in Black experience
The DeepAlma KatsuHorroralternate history Titanic
The DevourersIndra DasHorror story rooted in Indian worldview, LGBTQ+ rep
Dread NationJustina IrelandAlternate History, YAalternate American history of Civil War rooted in Black experience
EverfairNisi ShawlAlternate Historyalternate African history, LGBTQ+ rep
Fevered StarRebecca RoanhorseFantasy epic fantasy rooted in pre Columbian worldview
The Grace of KingsKen LiuFantasyepic fantasy rooted in Chinese folklore
The Gurka and the Lord of TuesdaySaad Z HossainFantasystory rooted in pre-Islamic worldview
The Haunting of Tram Car 015P. Djeli ClarkAlternate Historystory rooted in pre-Islamic and Islamic worldview
How Long Until Black Future Month? N. K. JemisinAnthologystories rooted in a wide range of African diaspora tales
The Hundred Thousand KingdomsN. K. JemisinFantasyLGBTQ+ rep
The Kingdom of CopperS. A. ChakrabortyFantasyepic fantasy rooted in pre-Islamic and Islamic worldview
The Last Girl ScoutNatalie IronsideHorrorLGBTQ+ rep
Lovecraft CountryMatt Ruff Horrorrooted in racism in the US
Mexican GothicSilvia Moreno-GarciaGothic Horrorrooted in racism in US and Mexico
My Heart is a ChainsawStephen Graham JonesHorrorrooted in racism and gentrification of indigenous lands
Night of the MannequinsStephen Graham JonesHorrorrooted in indigenous worldview
Nothing But Blackened TeethCassandra KhawHorror rooted in Japanese and internet folklore
The Only Good IndiansStephen Graham JonesHorrorrooted in indigenous worldview
The Red Threads of FortuneNeon YangFantasyepic fantasy rooted in Asian worldview, LGBTQ+ rep
The Refrigerator MonologuesCat ValenteFantasyexplores the concept of ‘fridging’ in a variety of stories
Red WidowAlma KatsuThrillerstory of women in intelligence services
The HungerAlma KatsuHorrorThe Donner Party
FervorAlma KatsuHorrorJapanese internment
Resistance RebornRebecca RoanhorseScience Fiction, Star Warsstory in Star Wars universe
Ring ShoutP. Djeli ClarkAlternate History, Horror, rooted in Black experience, racism
RosewaterTade ThompsonScience Fiction rooted in Nigerian worldview
Skin FolkNalo HopkinsonShort story collection rooted in West Indian and African worldview
SorrowlandRiver SolomonScience Fiction rooted in African worldview
Space OperaCat ValenteScience Fiction LGBTQ+ rep
StraightChuck TingleHorror LGBTQ+ rep
They Don’t Make Plus Size Space SuitsAli ThompsonShort story collection addresses fatophobia
The Three Body Problem Cixin LiuScience Fiction rooted in Chinese worldview
Trail of LightningRebecca RoanhorseDark Fantasyrooted in Navajo worldview
Under the Pendulum SunJeannette NgFantasy
VermillionMolly TanzerAlternate History, Horror, Dark FantasyLGBTQ+ rep
Wake of VulturesLila Bowen Dark Fantasy, Horror
The Worm and His KingsHailey PiperHorrorLGBTQ+rep
The Year’s Best African Speculative FictionOghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki ed. Short story collection rooted in various African worldviews
The Worth SagaCourtney MilanRomance
The Cyclone SeriesCourtney Milan Romance
The Brothers Sinister SeriesCourtney MilanRomance
The Turner SeriesCourtney Milan Romance
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