At SXSW EDU we stand with the Black community and will continue to elevate the voices and ideas that lead us to a more equitable world. We are taking time to listen, to learn, and to amplify Black voices.
Please consider donating to these organizations that are diligently working to effect profound societal reform both in education and more broadly. This list is a selection, and we acknowledge that there are many, many more national and local organizations to research and support.
And please, take some time to watch some of the leaders in education that we’ve been honored to have speak at SXSW EDU in recent years. Their powerful points of view around their own stories, as well as their broader perspectives, are well worth a listen.
Lastly, we’ve included a list of books authored by members of the SXSW EDU community. Again, this list is a selection and we recommend continued research because it’s our responsibility to become better informed allies and take steps towards continuously educating ourselves.
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi | Interview with Jason Reynolds
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt
Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City by Wes Moore (pre-order)
As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin by Gregory J. Vincent, Virginia A. Cumberbatch, and Leslie A. Blair