Anti-Racist Resources

This is a first step in normalizing conversations about race and racism and it begins with the exploration of white supremacist ideology and why it continues to persist in modern society.

It’s going to be an uncomfortable—maybe even painful—but hopefully liberating journey to greater empathy.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and many others were killed by individuals complicit in perpetuating oppression and racism. We say their names because as an organization, the Worthen Library acknowledges and believes the lived racist experiences of black and brown people are valid.

The resources listed below include a wide variety of topics where racism, oppression, discrimination and bigotry show up in society. This list is just a start, there are an incredible number of resources available.

-Borrowed from our friends at the Denver Public Library

Recording of Racial Justice in Vermont: Three Black Perspectives

Thank you to the over 300 participants who joined us for a discussion of racial justice from the perspective of three different leadership roles within prominent institutions of Vermont.  Thank you especially to Jason Broughton, Vermont State Librarian; Dr. Emily Bernard, UVM’s Julian Lindsay Green & Gold Professor and author of the award winning book, “Black is the Body”; and The Rt. Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont for giving so much of their time and insight to such a thoughtful and personal discussion. The three panelists discussed their experiences living and working in a largely white state. This Forum is a program of the Worthen Library, South Hero, Vermont’s public library.

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