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Anti-Racism in Development Practice


Oxford Society for International Development: Challenging the “White Gaze” of Development during COVID-19 with Robtel Neajai Pailey

PCDN Podcast: Grantmaking Practices with Feminist Values with Erin Williams. (8 May 2020)
"If issues like structural inequality, race, class and gender deeply interest you, Erin William’s career in feminist issues as a radical listener, trust-based grant-maker and change manager is exactly what you have been looking for. Erin Williams has over 15 years of experience fighting for social justice.In Episode 12 of Season 6, Erin explains how she informs her trust-based grantmaking practice with her many years of direct field experience, grassroots and volunteer work in Canada, the US, Jamaica, Botwsana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa."

Rethinking Development Podcast: Shifting the Power: Decolionizing Aid and Development with Arbie Baguios. (18 May 2020)  "We speak with both international development & humanitarian aid practitioners about ethical issues, systemic challenges, life experiences and lessons learnt."

Power in the Pandemic Podcast: Robtel Neajai Pailey on racism in development. (12 June 2020)
"Lynne Jones OBE is a British psychiatrist, aid worker and writer with experience in conflict and disaster settings. She is the author of Then They Started Shooting (2013). Her latest book is Outside the Asylum: A Memoir of War, Disaster and Humanitarian Psychiatry (2017)."
"Angela speaks to us about her immigrant experience, structural racism, Caribbean regional integration, the non linear career paths of BIPOC, the financial constraints of community organizations, white supremacy and the myth of the model minority, her experience working in Haiti, development as a white man’s game, woke washing and the co-opting of anti racism messages by organizations, hashtag activism, white privilege and the Women Deliver example, speaking truth to power, structural change and much more."
In collaboration with Women in Global Health and Wellbeing for Women Africa, Women In Dev takes these issues into the first edition of “Women In Dev Presents: Donors and Movements’’ with some of sectors’ leading voices, for an intimate discussion around the problematic relationship between donors and feminist movements.


Aid Reimagined: How to be Anti-Racist in the Aid Sector

University of Western Cape School of Public Health: Decolonial conversations about our health policy and systems research (HPSR) praxis: How do we resist? With Leanne Brady and Lance Louskieter

Reading Lists & Resource Guides

Living and Learning about Race Resource Guide: Emory's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Black Lives Matter Research Guide

Anti-Racism Resources for White People"This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work."

A George Floyd Uprisings Collaborative Resource List

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources

Anti-Racism Resources for All Ages: Cooke, N. A. (2020, May 30). [A project of the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair at the University of South Carolina]

Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List

The Anti-Racist Reading List: Ibram X. Kendi

READINGS & RESOURCES ON ABOLITION & REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE: "Care Not Cages is a project about the intersection of reproductive justice and prison abolition, spearheaded by the Young Womxn of Color for Reproductive Justice Leadership Council, in partnership with BYP100, URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, and Black & Pink. We believe that no one deserves to be in a cage. As reproductive justice means that people should have what they need to parent their children and to have healthy and safe families - and prisons stand in opposition to happy, healthy families - we believe that reproductive justice is in direct alignment with the struggle for prison abolition. Please use this document to learn more about the intersection of these two movements."

Courses and Webinars Available for Purchase

PopWorks Africa: Summer e-learning platform. From June-September, international development practitioners can unpack topics and questions around race, white privilege, colonialism and how it impacts the sector.

PopWorks Africa: Decolonizing development webinar. This webinar introduces concepts of decolonization and international development.

The Great Unlearn with Rachel Cargle. Programming that is focused on unlearning racial biases and recognizing historical events from different viewpoints than those in most history books.

Good Ancestor Academy with Layla F. Saad. Anti-racism courses, including “Dismantling white feminism,” “Allyship in the workplace”, and “How to show up in BIPOC-only spaces without white centering”.

 Spiritual Activism Series with Rachel Ricketts: Anti-racism and inclusion webinars for soulful social justice. These webinars are for diving deep, facing discomfort, and dismantling racist heteropatriarchy.