Resources

In 2020, we’ve made financial contributions to:

KC Bail Fund

Louisville Bail Fund

Hope Center KC

National Bail Out

Shirley’s Kitchen Cabinet

Black Archives of Mid America – Kansas City

KC Spaces Fund

Kiosk has donated 50% of our portion of artwork sales from the exhibition Diminishing Returns to the Legal Fund for One Struggle KC.

Current Reading List: 

For context: Washington Post: The black women who launched the original anti-racist reading list and What is an Anti-Racist Reading List For?
And a call to understand that this must go beyond reading: When black people are in pain, white people just join book clubs

and here’s a way to buy books from Black-owned bookstores.

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

Anti-racism resources for white people (google doc)

PDF handout from the Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities

Being Antiracist – National Museum of African American History and Culture

Systemic Racism: 64 Practical Examples of the Challenges that Face Black Americans

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Belonging: a Culture of Place—bell hooks

1619 Podcast – listen

How Did We Get Here? 163 years of The Atlantic’s writing on race and racism in America

Ezra C Daniels: Empathy Myopia

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown

Art:

An Open Letter to Arts Organizations Rampant with White Supremacy by Nana Chinara

Coronavirus, Structural Racism, Resistance and the Future We Must Create [Art World]

LACMA: Art and Resistance

Decolonize the Art World (Are.na)

PDF: Black, Brown, & Beige – Surrealism

What About Activism? (book)

Justice System:

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System exhibition and book

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration exhibition and book

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

PDF: Angela Davis – Are Prisons Obsolete?

NPR: How much do we need the police

Jacobin: How to be Anticapitalist by Erik Olin Wright

Faith:

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

Divided by Faith by Emerson & Smith

White Friends Let’s Talk About Race by Nia Pycior
and A Partial Personal Account of Being Black in America

The Anti-Racist Devotional

For our White Friends Desiring to be Allies by Courtney Ariel