Last week, we shared Part I of this series, which featured resources from our Charity Alliance members to support our fight for racial justice here at home. Now it’s time to shift our view and learn about ways we can reduce inequities on a global scale.
Free the Slaves
Modern slavery and human trafficking are inextricably linked with racism. Free the Slaves’ work targets this kind of marginalization and discrimination, and their site offers region-specific examples of how racism and modern slavery intersect, like the caste system in India and discrimination of ethnic groups in the Dominican Republic. Whether it is promoting safe labor migration or making ethical purchases, Free the Slaves helps readers take action to stop modern slavery.
Global Health Council
The Global Health Council’s page on Racial Justice in Global Health offers a host of materials, including webinars that feature Black leaders in the field and offering action steps for global health practitioners, as well as the recording of the Council’s 2020 Summit on Pandemics, Politics, and Privilege: The Good, Bad, & Ugly U.S. Legacy in Global Health
For those interested in learning about the inequalities present in food and farming, we recommend Heifer International’s article Agriculture: Rooted in Racism. The piece examines the intersections between racism and agricultural development and the ways our modern agriculture system fails communities of color. They also have a #HeiferTogether series about the state of farmers around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering great conversations with people like Leah Penniman talking about Farming While Black.
International Rescue Committee
Exploring racial justice in the global context must involve refugees and asylum seekers. These marginalized communities face unique barriers and inequalities, and the International Rescue Committee helps readers understand the difference between migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants and how the refugee resettlement system works.
A strong voice among international charities examining racism in aid and development, Oxfam has a series called #PowerShifts that explores the history of the development industry and lists targeted recommendations for charities and development practitioners to take action. The articles #PowerShifts Resources: Anti-Racism in Development and Aid and Does development have a problem with racism? are both great places to start.
Read Part III in this series where we share resources from our charities that can help talk about race and social justice with your kids.