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Recommended Reading:: January-February

Highline College's librarians recommend materials from the library collection on a wide variety of topics.

Black Leadership & Healing Arts Booklist

Streaming Media

Hosted on Youtube and part of Cora Learning, Black Minds Matter is a 5 part series of webinars addressing "issues facing Black students in education by drawing parallels between the policing of Black lives and schooling of Black minds" (Cora Learning, https://coralearning.org/webinars/).  Facilitated by Dr. J. Luke Wood and Dr. Donna Ford ,this series engages academics, activists, and community members alike.

A mindful meditation and conversation (during the COVID-19 pandemic)  with Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams (Zen priest and founder of the "Transformative Change" organization) and Tara Parker-Pope (founding editor of Well). Their conversation explore "the inner work we all must do to cultivate a liberated life and usher in social change" (New York Times Events, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdUybx7I048). 

"Dr. Ward’s work examines the causes and conditions that have led us to our current state, and he finds, hidden in the crisis, a profound opportunity to reinvent what it means to be a human being. This is an invitation to transform America’s racial karma. In Dr. Ward's latest book, America's Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal, he offers his insights on the effects of racial constructs and answers the question: how do we free ourselves from repeated cycles of anger, denial, bitterness, pain, fear, and violence?" (CIIS Public Programs Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvFseD4RyAQ

African American Diaspora Resources and Events

Black Excellence in Children's Books

About This Guide

2021 Black History Month: Transformation and Healing

This libguide honors Black leadership across transformative political movements, academic, arts, and healing/wellness cultures. Topics explored include Black-led womanism, abolition, ancestral connection, reparations, afrofuturism, healing trauma, mindful practices, and more.

Transformative and Healing Podcasts

Resources for healing-centered justice work and movements