Together, Building an Anti-Racism Resource Library

The streets.mn Anti-Racism Committee — Tim Brackett, Andy Monserud and me — is assembling a library of materials to inform our anti-racism work. The goal is to produce a list of resources that will live on the streets.mn website. We are looking to make this a collaborative process with the streets.mn community.

We are taking a broad view as to the type of content that can be included. At the bottom of this article, you can see a sample of the material that is currently included: books, YouTube videos, podcasts, assessment toolkits and articles. We would like the library to include generally applicable material, as well as works that are specifically relevant to streets.mn’s mission.

If you have suggestions for material to be included, please leave a comment. Or email Francesco Di Caprio at frdicaprio01@gmail.com with suggestions. This call is ongoing, and the Anti-Racism Committee will begin curating the material in early 2022.

Current Resources:

TitleTypeLink
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racismbookhttps://robindiangelo.com/publications/
How to be an Antiracistbookhttps://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Manvideo series and bookhttps://uncomfortableconvos.com/
Seeing Whitepodcasthttps://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/
Walking while Blackarticlehttps://lithub.com/walking-while-black/
The Sum of Usbookhttps://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/564989/the-sum-of-us-by-heather-mcghee/
The Denver Foundation: Race, Ethnicity and Nonprofit Organizationsresearch reporthttp://www.nonprofitinclusiveness.org/files/Inside_Inclusiveness_Exec_Summ_1.pdf
The REJI Organizational Assessmentassessment toolhttps://justleadwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/REJI-Organizational-Toolkit_Assessment-Tool.pdf
Bdote Memory Mapinteractive websitehttp://bdotememorymap.org/ 
Feature photo by Zaini Izzuddin on Unsplash

About Fran Di Caprio

Fran Di Caprio is a St. Paul resident and architectural designer, working on his masters of architecture at the University of Minnesota. He enjoys catching up on his reading while riding on transit.

About Tim Brackett

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Tim Brackett (he/him) has been on the board of streets.mn since 2018, and is currently chair of the Anti-Racism committee. Tim recently graduated from Metro State University, where he studied Advocacy and Political Leadership as a Social Science major. He is committed to engaging communities and working collaboratively to build safe, equitable and sustainable transportation choices for everyone. Tim loves live music, exploring the North Shore, and enjoying tacos and beers at a local taproom with his wife (Kari) and dog (Marla).

Andy Monserud

About Andy Monserud

Andy is a South St. Paul native and St. Paul local with a passion for bike and train travel and a habit of talking loudly about both with anyone who will listen. He joined the streets.mn board in 2021, around the time he started getting into Deep Space 9. He also plays and listens to bad folk-punk and is a sucker for tabletop and video RPGs. He writes about courts for money and other things for fun.