Stakeholders & Amplify: Anti-Racism Resource List

Anti-racism is everyone’s responsibility, and reflection and self-education are important ways to get (and stay) informed and add tools to your toolbox. We encourage you to read/watch/listen to these resources and share them widely.

Is there a resource you'd like to add to this list? Let us know!


A History of Anti-Blackness and Activism 


Anti-Blackness in Cycling and Transportation

Black Activism in Canada (2010 onwards)


How Can We Do Better? Limits on Black Mobility in Transportation. (2020, Charles T. Brown, MPA., Tamika L. Butler, Esq., UCLA Institute for Transportation Studies, YouTube video, auto-generated captions)


Black Cyclists Who Paved the Way for the Sport and Culture. (2023, Taneika Duhaney, online article)

Bikes Are an Expression of Black Joy. Here’s How 5 Riders Break Through White Supremacy. (2020, Stephanie Sorrina Beecher, online article)

Systemic Racism Can't Be Fixed Without Tackling It Within Cycling: a compilation from 14 Black cyclists on (2020, online article)

Silent Barriers to Bicycling, parts 1, 2, 3, and 4. (2020, Stefani Cox + Charles Brown, on behalf of the Better Bike Share Partnership, online articles) 

Who is Using Free Floating Bike Share, and What are the Barriers to Access? (2019, Drexel University Urban Health Collective, online PDF) 

Running while BIPOC: The Story of a Hamilton Police Stop and Community Resilience. (2020, Moe Bsat and the Air Up There Run Crew, The Shakeout Podcast)



Sit With the Discomfort  (2017, Syrus Marcus Ware, Walrus Talks, video) 

Being Black in Canada (2020, CBC News, video, auto-generated captions)

David Austin: Black Radicalism in Canada (2014, CBC News, video, auto-generated captions)

The Skin We’re In (2017, Desmond Cole via CBC News, video, auto-generated captions)


The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power (2017, Desmond Cole, book)

Until we are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada (2020, Edited by Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson, and Syrus Marcus Ware, book) 

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present (2017, Robyn Maynard, book)

I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter (2018, David Chariandy, book)

They Said This Would Be Fun (2020, Eternity Martis, book) 

Black Girl Dangerous: On Queerness, Class, and Gender (2014, Mia McKenzie, book)


Local Hamilton Organizations to Support

Black Lives Matter Canada -Donate to BLM Canada
Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion -Donate to HCCI
Afro Canadian Caribbean Association -Donate to ACCA
Rafiki Hamilton -Donate to Rafiki
Empowerment Squared -Donate to Empowerment Squared
Refuge Centre for Newcomer Health -Donate to RCNH
Coalition of Black and Racialized Artists Hamilton -Donate to COBRA, they are supporting Black and Indigenous Artists in Hamilton


Anti-Racist Training and Workshops for Individuals and Organizations: Participate and Learn

Basic Training

For Non-Profits

Begin the work

Whiteness and White Fragility (2020, Larissa Crawford at Future Ancestor Services, video, auto-generated captions)

Antiracism Course Webinar (2020, Selam Debs, Vimeo video)


10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship (2020, Mireille Cassandra Harper, Twitter)

Why BIPOC Is An Inadequate Acronym (2020, Kearie Daniel, online article)

Black and Brown People Have Been Protesting for Centuries. It's White People Who Are Responsible for What Happens Next. (2020,  Savala Trepczynski, Time Magazine, online article)



Anti-Racism & Sustainability in Waterloo Region, A Facilitated Dialogue (2020, Larissa Crawford and guests, Future Ancestor Services, video, auto-generated captions)

Do More Good Dialogue #5: Anti-Racism Series: The Need to Decolonize Not-for-Profits (2020, Terre Chartrand, Umi Mohammed, Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, Nasir Salih, Elizabeth Heald, Lori Campbell, video, auto-generated captions)

Together: Building Solidarity in Hamilton (2020, No Hate in the Hammer, video, auto-generated captions)


Critically Thinking about “Bringing in Colour” and “Offering a Seat at the Table” in Workplaces and Organizations (2020, Rachel Cargle, Instagram post)

Trauma Mining: Do you Really Need that “Tough Conversation”? (2020, QuakeLab, online article, directed at office workers)


Ask and answer these questions:

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (1989, Peggy McIntosh, online article, PDF)

Fill in this drawing to identify how your privilege gives you power:
Power Flower

A History of Slavery and Anti-Blackness In Canada 

Watch: Read:

Marie Joseph Angélique: Trial of a Rebel Slave (2013, video, auto-generated captions)

A Brief History of Slavery and Anti-Black Racism in Canada (2020, Farah Nasser/CBC News, video)

Racism in Canada (2012, BC Teachers Association, video, auto-generated captions)

Anti-Racism Film Compilation (variant years, NFB, video)

The Hanging of Angélique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montréal by Afua Cooper (2006, book- excerpt here)

Anti-Black Racism in Canada: a Historical Perspective (Rosemary Sadler/Ontario Black History Society, article/PDF)

Peau noire, masques blancs (Black Skin, White Masks) (1952, Frantz Fanon, book)



The Internet: Accounts to Follow, Voices to Uplift

Social Media   Websites with Anti-Racism Resources
Creator of Woke Women's Movement:  @selamdebs Simon Fraser University Anti-Racism in Canada Reading List
Woke Women’s Movement: @carla.beharry  
Jaleel Debs:  @jaleeldebs Women, Trans, Femmes Bike Explorers Cycling and Anti- Racism List 
Empower Black women:  @vibesofablackgirl  
Black-owned businesses in Hamilton:  @blkownedhamont Hamilton Artists Inc. Police Brutality and Anti- Racist Resources 
Choose your adventure:  @bicycle_nomad  
Outdoor activities for allies & people of colour:  @colourthetrails Better Bike Share Race and Cycling Resource Center 
Juju Milay:  @jujumil  
Rinny Perkins:  @rinnyriot Hamilton Community Legal Clinic Anti-Racism, Anti- Oppression 
Supporting female Black cyclists:  @blackgirlsdobike  
Social Justice at McMaster:  @opirgmcmaster  
Equity in cycling culture:  @wtfbikeexplorers  
Cycling Activism for BLM: @bikeforblmtoronto  
Anti-racist community lawyer in Ontario:  @thebikinglawyer  
A decolonial feminist bike zine:  @cyclistazine  
Defund Hamilton Police Services:  @defundhps  
Better Bike Share:  @betterbikeshare  



This list, just like us, is a work in progress! If you see anything missing you can let us know by contacting us with your suggestions.


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