The events of the past week have left many looking for ways to take action.
One important action is learning. At edX we believe that education has the power to transform and lift up humanity. We’ve invested in increasing access to high quality learning in a wide range of topics, some of which are particularly important today. In this post, we share a selection of courses that may be a helpful place to get started in your learning journey, alongside additional resources about anti-racism that our own community has found helpful to read, watch, and listen to.
Let’s use this moment to learn, together. We encourage you to use these resources to fuel and inform conversation. Look for ways to discuss and listen to the perspectives of others, from participating in course forums to creating groups like book clubs to sharing what you’re learning with family and friends. To help, we’ve also included links to additional resources for facilitating discussion.
- How To Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi (book club discussion guide)
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (reading guide)
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (study and organizing guides)
- When They See Us (learning companion)
- 13th (discussion guide)
- King in the Wilderness (screening guide)
- 1619 from the New York Times (reading guides, activities, and other resources)
- Code Switch from NPR
- Intersectionality Matters from The African American Policy Reform (AAPF)
- Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change from MichiganX
- Unconscious Bias: From Awareness to Action from CatalystX
- American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. from Stanford Online
- Storytelling for Social Change from MichiganX
- Human Rights Defenders from AmnestyInternationalX
- How the U.S. Government Works & How to Get Involved from GeorgetownX
- Activism and Citizen Journalism through Media from WitsX
- Justice from Harvard