What We Do

Community Builders is a grassroots initiative facilitated by YWCA High Point comprised of residents committed to the work of anti-racism. This group includes leaders who work with the City of High Point, nonprofits, faith leaders, foundations, High Point University, and in local businesses.  Launched in the fall of 2018, the group creates education opportunities through a partnership with the Racial Equity Institute. It’s goal is to develop help residents and leaders in High Point understand systematic racism and create racial equity strategies.

Through funding from the High Point Community Foundation, The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation and the Foundation for Healthy High Point, Community Builders provides ongoing Racial Equity trainings.

To date over 170 individuals in the Greater High Point community have gone through the REI Phase 1 or Groundwater Trainings.

Groundwater Trainings:
November 2018
March 2019
March 2020

Phase 1 Training:
May 2019
May 2020 (to be rescheduled due to COVID-19)

For more information email hmajors@ywcahp.com 

Racial Equity Resources

BOOKS

  1. Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  2. Anderson, Carol. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  3. Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time
  4. Beatty, Paul. The Sellout
  5. Blackmon, Douglas. Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to WWII
  6. Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me
  7. Diangelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
  8. Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk
  9. Dyson, Michael Eric. Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
  10. Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man
  11. hooks, bell. Ain’t I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism
  12. Harvey, Jennifer. Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America
  13. Irving, Debby. Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
  14. Kendi, Ibram X. Stamped From the Beginning
  15. Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be An Antiracist
  16. Morrison, Toni. Beloved
  17. Oluo, Ijeoma So You Want to Talk About Race
  18. Pollock, Mica  Every Day Anti Racism:  Getting Real About Race In School
  19. DiAngelo, Robin White Fragility:  Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
  20. Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  21. Steele, Claude. Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do
  22. Tatum, Beverly Daniel. “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” And Other Conversations About Race
  23. Tisby, Jemar The Color Of Compromise
  24. West, Cornel. Race Matters
  25. Whitehead, Colston. The Underground Railroad
  26. Wise, Tim. White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

Webinars

Promoting Racial Equity In Guilford County  – May 27, 2020 (Ready For School Ready For Life)

APHA:  Advancing Racial Equity Series

APHA:  The Impact of Racism on the Health & Well-being of the Nation 4 part series

Documentaries

“White Fragility” author Robin Diangelo https://www.minneapolisfoundation.org/conversations-with-chanda-robin-diangelo/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuvvciYPn6QIVCpyzCh1_oA7IEAAYBiAAEgJh0_D_BwE

“Color Compromise” author Jemar Tisby The Color of Compromise Video Study | Jemar Tisby …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNmm9cvmxm

13th. (http://www.netflix.com/title/80091741)

African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. (http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/shows/list/african-american-history-many-rivers-to-cross/)

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality. (https://world-trust.org)

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965. (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/eyesontheprize/)

Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible. (https://world-trust.org)

Race: The Power of an Illusion. (http://www.pbs.com/race/000_General/000_00-Home.htm)

Segregated by Design  https://vimeo.com/328684375

Podcasts

1619 Podcast. (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/podcasts/the-daily/1619-project.html)

Intersection (https://soundcloud.com/intersection-tnr)

About Race Podcast (https://soundcloud.com/about-race)

YWCA USA Organize Your Butterflies:  Honoring the Importance of Racial Equity Education

Revisionist History, Season 2, Episode 1, On Brown v. Board (http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/13-miss-buchanans-period-of-adjustment)

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Greensboro Mid Week Reset June 4, 2020 (Facebook)

Articles

31 Children’s Books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance

 75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

Ahmaud, Breonna, Christian, George, and the Talk every black boy receives

How to be a good white ally, according to activists

White Privilege:  Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McIntosh

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?  by Dr. Ibram X Kendi/ Atlantic (May 12,2020)

Reports

Deep Rooted: A Brief History of Race & Education In NC (CREED)

E(RACE)ING Inequities:  The State of Racial Equity In NC Schools (CREED, 2019)

Websites

Center For Racial Equity in Education (CREED) https://creed-nc.org/

https://www.racialequityinstitute.com/groundwaterapproach

https://www.racialequitytools.org/fundamentals/resource-lists/resources-addressing-covid-19-with-racial-equity-lens

www.embracerace.org

www.raceconscious.org

www.showingupforracialjustice.org

www.nccjtriad.org

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