Resources for Racial Justice

Free little library


The following are just a few examples of resources and ways to take action. There are many more resources and opportunities accessible online, and we encourage you to find them for yourself, and to share them with others. The Free Little Library by the Barn at Cedar Ridge contains books about addressing race for adults, youth and children. Please feel free to take and/or donate a book to help our community become increasingly educated about racial justice.


Education and Information:

  • 13th—a feature length documentary on how our history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration of Black people in America. Available to view on YouTube and suitable for teens and adults.
  • On These Grounds—police presence in the classroom turns controversial when a video showing a white officer throwing a black teenager to the ground goes viral.
  • Just Mercy—this is the powerful true story of an African American wrongly convicted and sentenced to death, suitable for teens and adults.
  • TED Talk on fighting racism in improving policing by Phillip Atiba Goff, Director of the Center for Policing Equity
  • Talking About Race—the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s online portal to help families, individuals, and communities talk about racism and commit to being antiracist.
  • Equal Justice Initiative: Tragic Death of George Floyd Reveals Continuing Problem of Police Violence—a reflection on the current state of police reform with recommendations for progress.
  • Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect—a collection of reports and essays on policing in the USA available free to download.
  • Waking Up White—an easy to read introduction to racial and cultural issues in America for White people.
  • How to Be an Antiracist—a podcast of Brené Brown interviewing professor Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and the Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.
  • To Fix the Problem, You Must Own It—a challenge to White America published by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

Addition Resources for Families with Children:

Taking Action:

Join an Encounter Group at Cedar Ridge
  • Cedar Ridge is holding a number of group discussions as part of a churchwide conversation online to help one another process, hold each other accountable, and pray together so that each of us can take action for racial justice.
Attend local protests
Donate to antiracist organizations
Contact representatives about police brutality
Sign petitions
Speak out against racism
  • Share factually correct reports
  • Read and share (with their permission) the stories of people of color
Call out racism in a productive and loving way
Support Black-owned businesses

Black Pastoral Perspectives

A Pastoral Letter to the Nation

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Cedar Ridge’s “Becoming Anti-Racist” Curriculum for Kids

We all know racism is a scourge in our society that breaks the heart of God. As followers of Jesus, whenever we see injustice and inequity, whether at an individual level or a systemic one, we are compelled to take action and that is why racial justice is such a priority for us as a community. Research shows that racial bias starts early and that children don’t learn anti-racism without being taught it. This curriculum presents a vital and engaging opportunity for our children to grow in awareness and be empowered to take action. You can download the “Becoming Anti-Racist” book here.