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Anti-Racism Resources to Get Involved

Please find the following links and resources gathered by leadership, the EDI Committee, and the EDI leadership team. These resources are external, some of which A.C.T. has directly engaged with and others, have been references and resources used by staff. The list is ever-changing and ever-growing.

We welcome feedback and additional resources. To contact A.C.T.'s EDI Committee, please email edi@act-sf.org

Indigenous Community Resources

Pay Your Shuumi Land Tax

The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone


A.C.T. and its facilities reside on unceded Ramaytush Ohlone land. With respect, we acknowledge that they have been stewards of this land since time immemorial. For more, please see our Indigenous Community page.


Intentional Language

5 Inclusive Communication Tools 


A.C.T.'s Cultural Competency subcommittee developed a living document, an Inclusive & Intentional Language Guide for internal sharing and use and reference. Language changes every day and we seek to be more intentional as internal and external culture shifts take place. 

Equity in the Arts

Authentic Arts & Media

Take Action

Change.org (Black Lives Matter petitions)

Color of Change

 Stand Up for Human Rights

Donate, petition, protest, volunteer, and make policy change to support those in your community who have been the targets of systemic oppression. Do what you can, where you can. 


Resources for Staff, Faculty, Employees, Artists, and Students at A.C.T.

  •  A.C.T. staff, faculty, employees, artists, and students can join any EDI Subcommittee based on the EDI Strategic Plan. (Cultural Competency, Investing in Our People, Employee Led Groups, Artistic Programs & Our Community, and Intentionality & Accountability).
  • A.C.T. staff, faculty, employees, artists, and students are able to access free Concern counseling for emotional, legal, and financial counseling.
  • A.C.T. staff, faculty, employees, artists and students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color are invited to attend a bi-monthly BIPOC Affinity Space, facilitated by guest Julie Kuwabara.
  • A.C.T. staff, faculty, employees, artists, and students who identify as white are invited to attend a monthly white people against racism working group, facilitated by Natalie Greene and Sarah Sugg.
  • More affinity spaces are in the works.
  • A.C.T. staff, faculty, employees, artists, and students of all identities are welcome to participate in the Anti-Racist Book Club, who meet monthly to discuss books and media. This space is facilitated by Juan Manzo. The book club is currently reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and will meet in June 2023.

The Anti-Racist Book Club has read the following books. All books have been purchased from Marcus Books in Oakland, CA.


How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi 

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum 

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 

An African-American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz 

Aint I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks 

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson 

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 

Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Sathnam Sanghera 

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin 

The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah Jones 

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change and Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown 



Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid 

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler 

There There by Tommy Orange 

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo 



This Land by Crooked Media 


For more information on the work A.C.T. does internally, please contact edi@act-sf.org.