Racial Equity Media Club

Racial Equity Media Club

For some time, the NYACP has been engaged in ongoing conversations about how to support anti-racist work and broaden the knowledge and representation within our membership. In 2023, we launched the Racial Equity Committee to increase the awareness and education of our members on issues surrounding racial equity and justice. 

From this, the Racial Equity Media Club was created. Every other month there will be a  movie or book that Club members will  watch or read  on their own and then discuss as a group at a Club meeting. Eblasts will go out for each meeting and registration  for each meeting will be required.  We encourage members to participate in the whole series. 

The meetings will be virtual from 5:30pm-7:00pm on the 3rd Thursday of every other month. The first meeting is scheduled  for September 21, 2023. In June 2024, there will be an in person social event to gather and enjoy each other's company.

Below are suggestions for reading, viewing, and listening to further our members' understanding and education.  If you would like more information about the Racial Equity Committee or to participate in the Media Club, please contact the NYACP Office.

Both the Racial Equity Media Club and the media resource list below are intended to encourage engagement with materials and subjects that may be normally overlooked, and to  offer opportunities for our members to become more open to  perspectives and experiences that are different from our own. 

~ Participation is for MEMBERS ONLY ~

RSVP September 21, 2023
RSVP November 16, 2023
RSVP January 18, 2024
RSVP March 21, 2024
RSVP May 16, 2024
RSVP June 20, 2024 - In Person Social Event - To be Announced


Please take a look at the list of resources below for suggestions on what to read, what to watch, and what to experience to learn more about Racial Equity.  

Read This:

  • “Color Blindness Is Counterproductive” by Adia Harvey Wingfield. The Atlantic.  
  • White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo (for a quick summary see The New Yorker review July 23, 2018 by Katy Waldman) 
  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson; (NYT’s review: “Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ is an “Instant American Classic” About Our Abiding Sin) 
  • Why is the Phrase White Women Triggering for Many White Women? By Dana Brownlee Forbes Magazine

Watch This:

  • A Public Presentation by Ijeoma Oluo YouTube - Ijeoma Oluo
  • Freedom Riders (American Experience Documentary) Freedom Riders  Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever.  
  • The US and Monopoly – Kimberly Jones (YouTube Video)

Experience This:

  • Parable of the Sower - An Opera at Lincoln Center – Based on the work of Octavia Butler – An opera by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon.  At Lincoln Center, July 13-15, 2023
  • Diane GoodmanWebinar- Understanding White Privilege: A Key to Dismantling Systemic Racism. Diane Goodman. Using a participatory approach, she helps people increase their awareness, knowledge, and skills to foster equity and inclusion. Programs address how cultural differences and issues of power and privilege affect individuals, interpersonal relationships, and organizational culture and practices. 
  • Very Well Mind – Strategies to support you on your anti-racist journey.