Resources for Incorporating Anti-Racism Training into AmeriCorps Pre-service Orientations

This past week, AmeriCorps program directors from across the country used AClist to share resources they’re using to incorporate anti-racism and anti-bias training into their pre-service orientations and ongoing training workshops.  Here are resources from that discussion and elsewhere that might come in handy for you:

Articles to read:

Videos to watch:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

Books to read:

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to follow on social media:

More anti-racism resources to check out:


Additional resources:

Here’s a bevy of virtual workshops that you can join through EventBrite.

Anti-Racism for White People, a self-paced course from Social Venture Partners Los Angeles

Courageous Conversations Academy ($50/session)

– The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights has put together a Human Rights Certification that is available online for $35. It is a six hour training that is broken out into 10 minute lessons that can be done on demand.  Idaho’s service commission purchased this training for any members interested in receiving the certification. More details here.

– Rachel Willis of Elevating Equity (used by FoodCorps for years, and a FoodCorps board member)

– Long-time AmeriCorps grantee Public Allies provides consultation and incorporates anti-racism trainings into its programs.  Contact Erin Guest.

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