Antiracism Resources for Teens

Also check out our anti-racism resources for kids and adults.

Links

The ACLU of Oregon - "The ACLU of Oregon strives to end the disproportionate impact of police abuses, over-incarceration, and the selective enforcement of drug laws on communities of color."

Beaverton’s Cultural Inclusion Program - Beaverton’s Cultural Inclusion Program was started "to help the City of Beaverton become increasingly welcoming, inclusive, representative, and responsive to historically underrepresented and underserved communities, particularly communities of color, immigrants, and refugees." 

Portland United Against Hate - "Everyone and every community deserve a safe, prosperous, and peaceful life, a life free from hate and harassment...Portland United Against Hate is here to track, respond to, prevent and heal from acts of hate while providing the support that our communities need." 

Self Enhancement, Inc. - "Self Enhancement, Inc (SEI) is dedicated to guiding underserved youth to realize their full potential...SEI provides support, guidance, and opportunities to achieve personal and academic success."  

Unite Oregon - "Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, we work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice."

Movies to Stream on Kanopy

Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Oregon - "Arresting Power documents the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years."

I Am Not Your Negro - "An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism."

I Learn America - "Five resilient immigrant teenagers come together at the International High School at Lafayette and struggle to learn their new land. The International High School is a New York City public school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two-dozen languages from 50 countries."

The Central Park Five - "Tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989."

The Talk: Race in America - "This film documents the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police."

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