Anti-Racism Reflections and Resources

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To help us navigate our way through these challenging times we have put together a list of valuable resources from our members, partners, other organisations, networks and beyond. Here we have highlighted just some of their work, but you will find many more on their websites.

Adrian Hristescu, Chairman of the EPTO Board shared with us the following words:

"While we are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, let us not forget the other pandemic that has been roaming the Earth, potentially ever since the beginning of humanity: the pandemics of intolerance, hate and the oppression that comes with them. In these difficult times we remain faithful to our vision of a world in which young people learn from each other how to embrace their differences and realise their unique potential, and we are developing new solutions for combating discrimination and racism that are better adapted to the reality we are currently facing."

We invite you to take this moment to learn and unlearn, to question and self-question. We hope that the following resources will support you in this process:


The Black Lives Matter Challenge to European Policy-Makers - article by Robin Sclafani, Director of CEJI

COVID-19 and Hate: Insights and Resources - a curated list of resources and insights on human rights, hate crime, and hate speech in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guide to Black Communities for Police in Europe -  publication produced as part of the Facing All the Fact online-course on Anti-Black Hate Crime, Facing Facts

Understanding and countering hate speech in global crises - **free online-course** starting 22/06/2020



Billion Acts of Peace - inspiring actions from young people all over the world 

Youth Take Action for Inclusive & Cohesive Communities - PeaceJam UK are running weekly, 1 hour sessions over 4 weeks for students focusing on how to respond to some of the issues emerging as a result of the pandemic.



Covid-19 and racialised communities

How to support the anti-racist movement in Europe

Open letter: The European Commission must prioritise addressing police violence and structural racism in the EU


European Youth Forum:

All over the world, black lives matter - statement from the European Youth Forum


We have also included a couple of other resources our staff members recommended:


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

Reading lists:

An anti-racist reading list - as seen in the Guardian

Anti-racist books for all children and teens - as seen in the Guardian


Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist - Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)


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