Anti-racist, and Civil Liberties Resources

We recognize and support the important ongoing anti-racism and civil liberties work undertaken by many people and organizations locally, across the country, and internationally. Scroll down for resources and reading lists for children & families, youth, and anti-racism books to loan.

Here is a list of Calgary-based Black-led organizations that you can support, access, learn from, and amplify, as well as national Black-serving/focused resources centred on wellbeing and mental health, and Black-owned businesses and enterprises to support.

Read and download the pdf list here:

Calgary-based anti-racist, civil liberties, Black-focused support work you can access

Please email us at [email protected] your comments, and please share other resources and organizations that you think should also be included.



Mental Health Issues Facing The Black Community

Thank you to Sunshine Behavioral Health for sharing this guide with us, it was created to discuss the impact of Racism and Discrimination on the Mental Health of Black Communities.


Lantern Library Selected Titles on Anti-racist Learning Available for Loan

Although we are currently temporarily closed, we are offering for loan a selection of the resources from our Lantern Library that speak to anti-racist learning. Find a pdf with a list of the titles available for loan below.

While we encourage you to purchase these titles (and many other titles from reading lists that have been circulating over the past week) from local bookstores (particularly BIPOC-owned), if you don’t have the means, you can borrow them from us free of charge.

Please email us at [email protected] with the title that you are interested in, and we will coordinate a socially-distanced pick up with you.

Read and download the pdf book list here:

Lantern Library Selected Titles Available for Loan



Little Lantern Library Anti-Racist Reading List

Explore these books for children, a selection from our Little Lantern Library, watch and listen along in this video: ‘Little Lantern Read-A-Long.’ Join us for a reading of Intersection Allies: We Make Room for All written by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, and Carolyn Choi and Illustrated by Ashley Seil Smith.

Read and download the pdf book list here:

Little Lantern Library: Anti-Racist Reading List for Children & Families


Read and download the pdf list here:

Resources for Youth: Learning About Activism, Race and History