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Anti-Racism Toolkit

(A Living Document)

Our Anti-Racism Statement

We acknowledge and hear you. "We are the change" each time we use our collective voices. Stumptown Stages is committed to an antiracism action plan for our work environments that cares for and sustains BIPOC artistry and lives.

We welcome the continued conversations with our beloved theatre community. We have much work to do because #BlackLivesMatter!!


Ways You Can Help

Coalition of Communities of Color


NAACP of Portland

The Urban League of Portland

Black United Fund

Don't Shoot Portland

An Anti-racist Reading List

The Case for Reparations:

Participate in anti-racism trainings:

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond:


Off the Mat, Into the Word:


Michelle C. Johnson:

Southern Poverty Law Center:


64 Things White People can do for Racial Justice:

Rachel Cargle:

Felicia Isacc:

Climate Change Is Hurting Expectant Black Mothers

Nina Martin and Renee Montagne:

Nothing Protects Black Women from Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth: Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care

Leila Fadel:

The Separate and Unequal  Health System Highlighted By COVID-19

Ibram X. Kendi:

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?

Melissa Little:

Implicit Bias: Be an Advocate for Change

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.:

How James Baldwin Told the Truth About Racism in America

Nikole Hanna-Jones

America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One

Take an Implicit Bias Test


  • How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

  • The 1619 Project

  • Equal Justice Initiative:

  • Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

  • Behind the Cover: What is Owed by Nikole Hannah-Jones

  • The Sum Of Us by Heather McGhee


​Nikole Hannah-Jones' 1619 Podcast:

Ibram X. Kendi's Unlocking Us:

Brene Brown's Shame and Accountability:

Pancho Savery's Feeling Bookish

Ava DuVernay's 13th

Oregon Black history timeline video:


Walidah Imarisha PDX Talks:

American Theatre Wing: this panel of Black theatre creators, educators, and leaders talk about anti-Blackness within our industry, the power structures at play, and how we can create a more equitable American Theatre.


Isabel Wilkerson

The Great Migration and the Power of a Single Decision

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Memories of a Refugee

Amanda Gorman

The Hill We Climb

Mental Health Services

Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888

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