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Anti-Racism Resources

March 19, 2021

March 21-27, 2021 marks Anti-Racism Week in Winnipeg.

The Winnipeg Chamber is proud to partner with the City of Winnipeg, Immigration Partnership Winnipeg, Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, Elmwood Community Resource Centre, Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties, Human Rights Hub Winnipeg, and Black History Manitoba for Anti-Racism Week.

The theme of the week is “What would Winnipeg look like without racism?” and will help shape events and conversations during this important week.

We compiled a list 35 resources for you to access and further the conversation on anti-racism. This is not an exhaustive list, but one to provide more education and knowledge when it comes to anti-racism.

Foundational resources around racism and anti-racism:

  1. The City of Winnipeg info guides on racism and anti-racism
  2. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack By Peggy McIntosh
  3. What is Anti-racism
  4. Forms of racism: Individual vs systemic
  5. What is White Privilege, really?

Racism in Canada:

  1. A historical perspective on anti-Black racism in Canada by Rosemary Sadlier
  2. Anti-Indigenous racism in Canada
  3. COVID 19 Anti Racism campaign by Immigration Partnership Winnipeg
  4. Racism in Winnipeg by Fernwood Publishing
  5. 12 Black Scholars on the Black Lives Matter Movement and Canada: Active History


  1. Winnipeg BIPOC Mental Health Worker List:
  2. The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Truth and Reconciliation Roadmap
  3. Circles of Reconciliation: The aim of Circles for Reconciliation is to establish trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
  4. Reconciliation Workshops: Returning to Spirit
  5. Reconciliation conversations: Experiences Canada

Audio/Visual Resources:

  1. Podcast: Unlocking Us  Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist
  2. NFB collection – Anti-Racism Films: This playlist features films that confront racism. They are a small selection of films from the NFB collection that look at instances of racism in Canada, and support dialogue on equality and diversity.
  3. Podcast: Unheard Youth from the Centre for Race and Culture.
    The podcast from the Centre for Race and Culture captures stories from youth across Canada, particularly about their experiences with identity, migration, and belonging.

Books for Children:

  1. Trailblazers: The Black Pioneers Who Have Shaped Canada by Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore
    Trailblazers introduces readers to Canada’s Black history through the under-told stories of over forty incredible Black change makers.
  2. Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi
    Empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves, now with added discussion prompts to help readers recognize and reflect on bias in their daily lives. 
  3. Speaking Our Truth by Monique Gray Smith
    Themes: reconciliation, resilience, respect, Indigenous, First Nations, allies

Books for Adults:

  1. The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole
  2. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  3. The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy By Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson
  4. Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism by Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez
  5. Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad, Robin J DiAngelo
  6. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson

Anti-Racist Reading Lists

  1. Penguin Random House: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/list/1779/anti-racist-reading-list 
  2. Fernwood Publishing: https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/books/race-racism
  3. The Anti-Racist Reading List: 38 books for those open to changing themselves, and their world by Ibram X. Kendi

Resource lists from Local Organizations:

  1. Ka ni Kanichihk Resources
  2. Anti-Racism Resources for Manitobans: Compiled by West Central Women’s Resource Centre
  3. MANSO Anti-Racism Resources
  4. Elmwood Resource Centre Resources

Other Resources:

  1. Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion 
  2. Centre for Race and Culture 
  3. Building Inclusive AI: Strategies for Training Against Racism | RESOURCE
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