Anti-Racism Resources

From the Holden Village Executive Directors
Chuck Hoffman + Peg Carlson-Hoffman

We (Chuck and Peg) are white and cis-gender. We claim our identity here and the limitation of perspective that accompanies it. We are committed to taking affirmative steps to listen, learn and act.

Now is the time to listen and learn to the lived experience of Black, Indigenous and People of Color. It is also time for Holden to examine its history of privilege. Holden Village is an Educational Retreat Center with ties to the whitest denomination in the U.S., serving an audience that has been predominantly white. It is our responsibility (Holden’s) to bear witness to what is happening in the world, to elevate the voices of Black and Brown people, to change the course of inequities, and to break down structural prejudice in all forms where it exists, within Holden and in white and Christian U.S. culture.

Below you will find more voices well worth contemplation and conversation.

Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racism Resources for White People

The Case for Reparations - by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America? By Ibram X. Kendi

America’s Racial Contract is Showing by Adam Serwer

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Teaching Tolerance: Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence

Seattle Public Libraries Race & Social Justice books for kids K-5

New York Times An Antiracist Reading List

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

Anti-Defamation League: lessons, table talks, and books:Table Talk: George Floyd, Racism, and Law Enforcement

Middle School Level lessons

100 Race Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child – Conversation Starters

NPR: How White Parents Can Talk About Race

A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 'Fed Up'-rising

How to help Black Lives Matter: 9 things you can do for the George Floyd protesters right now

Redistribute Funds

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim the Block

More Minneapolis Organizations

Two Funds Named for Nina Pop and Tony McDade Will Provide Free Therapy Sessions for Black Transgender Folks

Black Lives Matter Seattle–King County

Black Trans COVID-19 Community Response Grant

COVID-19 Relief Fund

Split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers

Tony McDade Memorial Fund

Justice for Breonna Taylor

George Floyd Memorial Fund

I Run With Maud


115 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color