Dismantling Systemic Racism Resources


We have been listening to a lot of podcasts and panels over the past few months. Below are some panels that we listened that were hosted by Hollyhock and the resources that were referenced throughout the panels.

Bass Coast organizers will continue to add resources to this page


 JULY 2: Unpacking Systemic Racism: Resilience and Capacity Building

Featuring Khari Wendell McClelland (pre-recorded), Laura June Albert, Rebekka Goldsmith 

 Session Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO2bkBj_-PI&feature=youtu.be

Proceeds from registration donations to this session went to AfroVanConnect for their Black Spaces Symposium taking place July 23-25, and to the Klahoose First Nation for their participation in Tribal Journeys


  • Laura June Albert is an educator, researcher, cultural organizer, and artist. Her research investigates the experiential body as a liberatory landscape for anticolonial and anticapitalist self-determination and liveness. (learn more)
  • Khari Wendell McClelland (pre-recorded session) is an award-winning musician and sought-after facilitator who uses the arts and experiential activities for transformational learning. (learn more)
  • Rebekka Goldsmith is a professional singer, group facilitator and coach who believes that when we have full access to our voices, we unlock our creativity, awaken to our full capacity and catalyze deep and lasting change in our communities. (learn more)




JUNE 18: Unpacking Systemic Racism: Making Meaning of this Moment

Featuring Kim Haxton, Parker Johnson, Sofia Robledo Rower, Rup Sidhu, Karen Mahon Carrington

Session Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oeylw83ov2k&feature=youtu.be

Proceeds from registration donations to this session went to Black Lives Matter Vancouver.


  • Kim Haxton, a Potowatomi First Nations woman, is a co-founder of Indigeneyez and a multifaceted, multidimensional land-based educator.
  • Parker Johnson, a black man, has been working in the field of harassment and discrimination prevention, workplace equity and inclusion, conflict resolution and organizational change for over 15 years in Canada. 
  • Sofia Robledo Rower, a queer, white Latina from New York City, is a community herbalist, an organizer, an abolitionist and facilitator. She is committed to the work of recognizing and destroying white supremacy and racial capitalism.
  • Rup Sidhu, a first generation punjabi man, is an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator whose work meets at the intersection of social justice and the arts. For the past 25 years he has been growing his understanding of anti-oppression and liberation based practices.
  • Karen Mahon Carrington, a white woman, is Hollyhock Board Vice Chair, lifelong environmentalist, trainer, and creator of Climate Hope.







US historian Heather Cox Richardson has a great series of videos that guides us through how the US was absolutely set up to protect property.

  • The Greatest Nation of the Earth: Republican Economic Policies during the Civil War (Harvard University Press, 1997) ISBN 9780674362130
  • The Death of Reconstruction: Race, Labor, and Politics in the Post-Civil War North, 1865-1901 (Harvard University Press, 2001) ISBN 9780674013667
  • West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War (Yale University Press, 2007) ISBN 9780300136302
  • Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre (Basic Books, 2010) ISBN 9781458760142
  • To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party (Basic Books, 2014) ISBN 9780465024315
  • How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America (Oxford University Press, 2020) ISBN 9780190900915

On the Media podcast the latest episode is partially about the history of law enforcement with Elizabeth Hinton. https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/episodes/on-the-media-2020-06-05 

Blood and Money

Indigenous Canada

Aboriginal Worldviews and Education

How Can We Win

Clearing the Plains 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism



In Icelandic prisons, the cells are open and inmates do the weekly food shop  

Defund VPD: https://linktr.ee/defundvpd

Helpful resource in understanding systemic racism: the groundwater approach: The Groundwater Approach


Racial Equity Institute

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies - Resmaa Menakem

All Our Relations 

So You Want to Talk About Race

White Supremacy Culture

Braiding Sweetgrass


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