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BIPOC Surviving PWI Resources
as shared from the artEquity Team and attendees of the series
https://www.artequity.org/bipoc-pwi

Please note that this is a living and expanding document that will be updated from week-to-week after each session. Come back each week for more resources!

If you would like to share a resource, you can do so during the chat of a session (we are lifting up all resources to share) or please email artEquity Programming Manager, Shaina Simmons, at ssimmons@artEquity.org.
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artEquity BIPOC/PWI Webinar Playlist (Series 1+2 - Summer 2020)artEquity BIPOC/PWI TeamSpotify PlaylistThe jams that welcomed you in, rested with you, and joyfully exited.All
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artEquity BIPOC/PWI Webinar Playlist (August 2022)artEquity BIPOC/PWI TeamSpotify PlaylistThe jams that welcomed you in, rested with you, and joyfully exited.All
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artEquity BIPOC Therapist + Healing Resource GuideartEquity BIPOC/PWI TeamResource List - this is a living document and will continue to growA beginning offering for you to explore facilitated support as you process and engage your inner-work in response to your personal discoveries.Session 1
Naming our Realities: Systems and Structures
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Black Americans experience deadly stress as a pandemic and violent racism collide, experts sayPatrice GainesArticle...The disproportionate death rate of black and brown people from Covid-19 is no coincidence. It is directly related to the history of racial oppression in our nation.Session 1
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Black Wellness GuideChantal FeitosaGuideSelf-care Resources for Healing and Overcoming Racial TraumaSession 1
Naming our Realities: Systems and Structures
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Free Racialized Trauma CourseResmaa MenakemE-courseResmaa’s course and learn the basics of Racialized Trauma, what you can do about it for yourself and your communities!Session 1
Naming our Realities: Systems and Structures
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My Grandmother's HandsResmaa MenakemBookSELF-DISCOVERY BOOK TO EXAMINE WHITE BODY SUPREMACY IN AMERICA FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF TRAUMA AND BODY-CENTERED PSYCHOLOGY.Session 1
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No Dream Deferred NOLAIndia Mack and Lauren E. TurnerOrganizationNo Dream Deferred started as a vision for equitable and inclusive theatre in New Orleans. As a community-anchored theatre that prioritizes our New Orleans audience, we produce culturally relevant work written by playwrights that have been historically marginalized.Session 1
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Territories by Land IdentifierWhose LandAppWhose Land is a web-based app that uses GIS technology to assist users in identifying Indigenous Nations, territories, and Indigenous communities across Canada.Session 1
Naming our Realities: Systems and Structures
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Territory, Language, Treaty by Land IdentifierNative LandAppNative Land Digital is a Canadian not-for-profit organization [that] is Indigenous-led, with an Indigenous Executive Director and Board of Directors who oversee and direct the organization. An interactive map of Indigenous land by territories, language, and treaties.Session 1
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The American Theatre Was Killing MeAmelia Parentau and Lauren E. TurnerInterviewLauren E. Turner recounts her courageous healing journey from the depths of sustained racialized trauma working in a New Orleans theatre to the launching of her own theatre company, No Dream Deferred, into its first season this fall. Given the persistence of racialized trauma in white theatre institutions, we interrogate how—and if—people of color feel they have a place within them.Session 1
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The Spook Who Sat By The DoorSam GreenleeNovelFictional story of Dan Freeman, the first black CIA officer, and of the CIA's history of training persons and political groups who later used their specialised training in gathering intelligence, political subversion, and guerrilla warfare against the CIA.Session 1
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Theatre, Covid-19, and White SupremacyPeter J. KuoArticle + VideoWhite supremacy--is a virus, and anti-Blackness is a symptom. Racism, White exceptionalism, unconscious bias, fragility, toxic masculinity, assimilation, and so many more manifestations of oppression are all symptoms of this disease. And we are all infected. White, Black, Asian, Cis, Trans, Hetero, Queer, disabled, rich, poor, a virus does not discriminate.Session 1
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White Supremacy Culture ChracteristicsKenneth Jones and Tema OkunGuideA list of characteristics of white supremacy culture which show up in our organizations. Session 1
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When White Women Cry: How White Women's Tears Oppress Women of ColorMamta Motwani AccapadiArticleAn exploration of the ways in which white women benefit from white privelege through their interactions with Women of ColorSession 2
Strategize and Disrupt: We Have a Right to Be Here
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The Revolution Will Not Be Funded - Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial ComplexINCITE! Women of Color Against ViolenceBookThe Revolution Will Not Be Funded gathers essays by radical activists, educators, and non-profit staff from around the globe who critically rethink the long-term consequences of what they call the "non-profit industrial complex."Session 2
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Affinity Space on Third Thursdays: Black MamasParent Artist Advocacy LeagueOrganizationA Black Mama-led zoom community for BIPOC Mamas in the performing arts and media.Session 2
Strategize and Disrupt: We Have a Right to Be Here
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Algorithmic Justice LeagueOrganizationAn organization that combines art and research to illuminate the social implications and harms of artificial intelligence. Session 2
Strategize and Disrupt: We Have a Right to Be Here
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IrresistableIrresistable (formerly known as Healing Justice)Podcast + Website w/ ResourcesWeekly podcast with movement leaders that center learning and specific practices in undoing racism and racial trauma. Also hosts a book club and additional resources. (Formerly known as Healing Justice at HealingJustice.org)Session 3
Beyond Survival to Self-care: Leaving Environments That Do Not Support Us
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BIPOC Mental Health ToolkitMental Health AmericaGuideBIPOC Mental Health ToolkitSession 3
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Racial Literacy GroupsRacial Literacy GroupsOrganizationRacial literacy support and resilience groups run by therapists in NYCSession 3
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Healing Racial TraumaSheila Wise RoweBookHealing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience Session 3
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The Actors FundOrganizationThe Actors Fund fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionalsSession 3
Beyond Survival to Self-care: Leaving Environments That Do Not Support Us
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Therapy for Black GirlsDr. Joy HardenOnline spaceTherapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girlsSession 3
Beyond Survival to Self-care: Leaving Environments That Do Not Support Us
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Inclusive TherapistsMelody Li, LMFTMental Health CommunityAn activist movement pursuing equity, justice and liberation in mental health careSession 3
Beyond Survival to Self-care: Leaving Environments That Do Not Support Us
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Ayana Thearpy Eric ColyOnline therapyOnline therapy for marginalized and intersectional communities Session 3
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Loveland Therapy FundRachel CargleTherapy FundLoveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapySession 3
Beyond Survival to Self-care: Leaving Environments That Do Not Support Us
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Liberate MeditationJulio RiveraAppLiberate is a subscription-based meditation app that includes practices and talks designed for the BIPOC communitySession 3
Beyond Survival to Self-care: Leaving Environments That Do Not Support Us
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Shine: Calm Stress and AnxietyMarah Lidey and Naomi HirabayashiAppSelf-care app and community for people with anxiety & depressionSession 3
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National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color NetworkErica Woodland OrganizationA healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC)Session 3
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API Healer NetworkResource ListTherapy Resource ListSession 3
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Lumos TransformsOrganizationLumos Transforms is a social enterprise founded in 2015 to shepherd individuals, communities, and organizations through positive changeSession 3
Beyond Survival to Self-care: Leaving Environments That Do Not Support Us
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The Sin of White Supremacy Jeannine Hill FletcherBookThe Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism, and Religious Diversity in AmericaSession 3
Beyond Survival to Self-care: Leaving Environments That Do Not Support Us
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Knowing Native ArtsNancy Marie MithloBookKnowing Native Arts brings Nancy Marie Mithlo's Native insider perspective to understanding the significance of Indigenous arts in national and global milieusSession 3
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The Sukhi ProjectRahul KulkarniOrganizationMindfullness programs for companiesSession 3
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The Nap MinistryTricia HerseyOrganizationAn organization that examines the liberating power of napsSession 3
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REST: A Transatlantic ReflectionMn ArtistsArticleA transatlantic collective of artists, working between the UK and Minneapolis, responds to the idea and practice of rest: as an antidote, a rebellion, and a refusalSession 3
Beyond Survival to Self-care: Leaving Environments That Do Not Support Us
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Race vs. Religion - Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black ManCarl LentzVideoConversation with Carl Lentz, pastor of Hillsong East CoastSession 3
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Why I am Fed Up with Performative Activism from White and Black Theater MakersTonya PinkinsEssayEssay by Tonya Pinkins on Performative Activism from White and Black Theater MakersSession 4
Support, Engage, and Action: What's Next?
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Your Predominantly White Academic Organization (Yes, Even Yours) Is Exactly One Live-Tweeted Racist Event Away from Public Disgrace.Brigitte FielderEssayThe role of academic PWIs in anti-racism workSession 4
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Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social JusticeNaomi OrtizBookOn taking care of ourselves in the midst of struggling for a better worldSession 4
Support, Engage, and Action: What's Next?
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The Sleep Walking White AllyJasmine M. PulidoEssayCalling out progressive white liberal BS who are “allies”Session 4
Support, Engage, and Action: What's Next?
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Ruha BenjaminRuha BenjaminAuthorAssociate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, founder of the IDA B. WELLS Just Data Lab and the author of two books, People’s Science (Stanford) and Race After Technology (Polity), and editor of Captivating Technology (Duke)Session 4
Support, Engage, and Action: What's Next?
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Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural OrganizationCrossroads Ministry, Chicago, ILGuide Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural OrganizationSession 4
Support, Engage, and Action: What's Next?
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Change the MuseumInstagramPressuring US museums to move beyond lip service proclamations by amplifying tales of unchecked racismSession 4
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Plantations Practiced Modern ManagementCaitlin RosenthalEssay/InterviewSlaveholding plantations of the 19th century used scientific management techniques—and some applied them more extensively than the factories thought to be their originators.Session 4
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Real Rent DuwamishDuwamish Tribal ServicesOrganizationReal Rent calls on people who live and work in Seattle to make rent payments to the Duwamish Tribe.All funds go directly to Duwamish Tribal Services (DTS) to support the revival of Duwamish culture and the vitality of the Duwamish Tribe Session 4
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Growth after TraumaLorna CollierArticleWhy are some people more resilient than others—and can it be taught?Post-Traumatic Growth Resources
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What is Post-Traumatic Growth? Madhuleena Roy ChowdhuryArticleUnderstanding the essentials of PTG and how to apply the same in our livesPost-Traumatic Growth Resources
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Healing Racial TraumaSheila Wise Rowe Book Increasing resilience and post-traumatic growthPost-Traumatic Growth Resources
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What Doesn't Kill Us: The New Psychology of Posttraumatic GrowthStephen JosephBookThis book makes the argument that with proper care and understanding, survivors can grow and reshape their lives in a positive wayPost-Traumatic Growth Resources
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Half and HalfClaudine Chiawei O'HearnBookWriters on Growing Up Biracial and BiculturalAcculturative Stress Resources
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Multiracial Identity and Racial Politics in the United States Natalie MasuokaBookMasuoka uses a variety of sources including in-depth interviews, public opinion surveys and census data to understand how certain individuals embrace the agency of self-identification and choose to assert multiracial identitiesAcculturative Stress Resources
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Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds CollideSarah RatliffBookThis book cites the experiences of twenty-four mixed-race authors and parents of multiracial children of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the worldAcculturative Stress Resources
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Making History Nancy MithloBookThis book guides readers—students, educators, collectors, and the public—in how to learn about Indigenous cultures as visualized in creative endeavors n/a
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Nancy Mithlon/aEducatorA curator, teacher, photographic archivist and critic who explores how distinct identities are negotiated and how history is chronicled through the visualization of culture.n/a
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Stellium Literary MagazineBlack queer and trans writersLiterary MagazineStellium is a literary magazine centering Black queer and trans prose writers. We are a bimonthly (every two months) magazine seeking to create our first two digital issues.n/a
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Being Ella Baker Even After the Election: Valuing Our Victory, Continuing Our StruggleDr. Maulana KarengaOp-edIn our rightful celebration and valuing of our victory in saving ourselves and America from its Trumpian self, we must remember and recommit ourselves to continuing our larger struggle.n/a
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Kawaida and Questions of Life and StruggleMaulana KarengaBookUsing Kawaida philosophy as a foundation and framework, he is meticulously concerned with providing a language and logic of liberation, ethical insights into every major issue, and making a definitive contribution to the Kawaida project of “cultural revolution, radical social change and bringing good in the world.”n/a
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We See You White American TheatreCollective of BIPOC theatre folkMovementBlack, Indigenous, and People of Color theatre workers are meeting the moment, developing a new social contract for our work environments that cares for and sustains our artistry and lives.n/a
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The Ethical RainmakerMichelle Shireen MuriPodcastExplore some of the practices that undermine our missions and navigate the way forward with today’s resisters, reimaginers, and the re-creators of the Third Sector. It’s time to think differently.Session 5: BIPOC + Philanthropy
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National Performance NetworkNational Performance NetworkNetwork resourceA vibrant network of artists and organizations committed to advancing racial and cultural justice through the arts.n/a
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Mannahatta Fundheyenna Weber, Elsa Asher, Griffen Jeffries, Jay Saper, and Roger Drew, in partnership with and accountable to leaders from American Indian Community HouseFundThe Manna-hatta Fund is an invitation to all settlers and non-Native people who wish to acknowledge the legacy of theft and genocide that comprise the history of New York City and the United States.Series 3 - Session 2
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Conscience PointTreva WurmfeldDocumentaryExposing a painful, quintessentially American geography, CONSCIENCE POINT unearths a deep clash of values between the Shinnecock Indian Nation and their elite Hamptons neighbors, who have made sacred land their playground.Series 3 - Session 2
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Native New YorkExhibitNative New York journeys through city and state to explore the question “What makes New York a Native place?” The exhibition encompasses 12 places in present-day New York, introducing visitors to the Native nations that call the region home.Series 3 - Session 2
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Nothing for the GroupLauren HalvorsenBlogNothing for the Group is a weekly newsletter about the American theatre, written by DC-based dramaturg and writer Lauren Halvorsen.Series 3 - Session 2
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"Coalition Politics: Turning the Century" Bernice Johnson ReagonSpeechSeries 3 - Session 2
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The Woke CoachSeena HodgesTraining/ConsultantSeena Hodges (she/her) is a connector who loves people and is passionate about equity, intersectional feminism, and access to brave spaces for all. She founded The Woke Coach® in 2018 because she wholeheartedly believes that racial equity is the defining issue of our time.

Through The Woke Coach, Seena and her team engage with clients to facilitate conversations and complete projects that live at the intersection of equity, diversity, inclusion, antiracism, and empowerment.
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Questions to Ask Your TherapistDr. Raquel MartinGuideThis guide by Dr. Raquel Martin outlines questions to consider as you begin your journey in identifying a therapistSeries 3 - Session 2
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Cultivating Joy through Pain - a Cultural ContextAaluk EdwardsonSeries 3 - Session 2
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Avoiding Appropriation & Honoring CulturesAaluk Edwardson
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Cultivating Cultural Wellness through Cultural IdentityAaluk Edwardson
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