We recognize that there are many valuable resources available on the topic of Anti-Racism, and this list is far from comprehensive!  However, for those who are looking for a place to dig deeper into this topic, some of the resources we would recommend are listed below.

As an Elevation community, we are continuing to explore this topic at a more systemic level as well, and we look forward to inviting our community to engage in that process over the next months. 

Racial Justice Course: 

We are excited about an opportunity our community has to take part in a course this spring called Racial Justice and Equity Practices for Faith & Spirituality-based Institutions: An Introductory Course for Community Members. This course will introduce members of our Elevation community to racial justice teachings and principles. You can find out more and register here.


The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

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

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

Welcoming Justice: God’s Movement Towards Beloved Community by Charles Marsh and John M. Perkins

The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege by Ken Wytsma

The Power of Proximity: Moving Beyond Awareness to Action by Michelle Ferrigno Warren

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi


Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad

“This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.”


White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

Canadian Narratives:

Desmond Cole: 

Michaelle Jean:


Geoff Martin:

Slave Days in the Queen’s Bush


Podcast: Unlocking Us with Brené Brown and guest, Ibram X. Kendi, on How to Be an Antiracist

                Find on: CastroSpotifyApple Podcasts

Podcast: Redeeming Dangerous Memories: Black Women and Racial Injustice with Keri Day and Miroslav Volf

                Find on: CastroSpotify, Apple Podcasts

Podcast: On Being – Eula Biss “Talking About Whiteness”

                Find on: CastroSpotifyApple Podcasts

Jesus, Justice and Racial Reconciliation – Online conversation hosted by Jesus Collective (June 2020)

                Find on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts

An interview with Fanis Juma on a local Guelph radio station:

                Find the interview here (June 19 – “The Great Pause”)


  • 13th (Find on Netflix)
  • Just Mercy (Find on Amazon Prime)
  • True Justice (Find on Amazon Prime)
  • The Hate U Give (Find on Amazon Prime)

The Skin We’re In Documentary by Desmond Cole (Canadian Content)

Resources For Older Kids/Youth:

Additional Lists of Resources:


For kids: