Are you new to antiracism? Have you been around this work for a while now, but are finally ready to take your personal work seriously? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with the severity of racism and confused by where not start? Well then, I wrote this little guide for you, my friend.
The purpose of the Antiracism Starter Kit is to help you navigate your next steps after answering the call to become antiracist. It is meant to be used as a blueprint as you find your own rhythm in this work that is sustainable and practice for how you learn as an individual.
A Memo on Getting Started in Antiracism
The FOUR Stages of Antiracism
Common Terms and Concepts of Antiracism defined
A List of Education Topics to Jump Start Your Studies
Helpful Tips For Staying Committed and Avoiding Overwhelm
HOW TO USE THE STARTER KIT:
The purpose of The Antiracism Starter Kit is not to teach you the skills it takes to become antiracist. It is to help you navigate your next steps after answering the call to become antiracist. It is meant to be used as a blueprint as you find your own rhythm in this work that is sustainable and practice for how you learn as an individual. You should use the Starter Kit to guide your next steps as you explore education options to further your understanding of antiracism and what is expected of you. Read it thoroughly and revisit it often along your journey to see whether you’re in alignment with the goals you’ve set for yourself.
Note. you should expect yourself to outgrow the information in this document, as it truly is a first step in a long process.. However, the more you learn and the more practiced you are, the more the information in this document will become muscle memory for you when activating the skills you’re learning to become antiracist. There are countless resources here at WCS to help facilitate that growth for you when you’re ready, such as next step online lecture: The Antiracism Mindset Shift.