We encourage members of our community to learn more about Black history, racism, anti-racism, and diversity. While not exhaustive, this list serves as a starting point to help individuals understand and address current events and history, while working on allyship.
strides for social justice | peacehealth
Strides for Social Justice—a PeaceHealth initiative developed in partnership with the Eugene Marathon—is a free, inclusive, family-friendly program that engages and educates participants on the contributions, achievements and milestones of Black residents of Lane County, and also highlight the injustices many have faced. Together we can stop the cycle of racism, building a more inclusive culture in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. It is only through awareness, understanding and action that we can truly be part of the solution. And, only by looking back can we move forward.
- Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho
- If These Halls Could Talk by Lee Mun Wah
- The Danger of a Single Story by Chiamamanda Ngozi Adichie
- The Segregation Myth – Racial Segregation/Housing by Richard Rothstein
- Segregated by Design – Racial Segregation/Policy by Richard Rothstein
- Systemic Racism Explained
- “All Lives Matter” Explained
- Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon – Walidah Imarisha