In support of #BlackLivesMatter

The Capital Region Institute for Human Rights stands with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and protesters across the country. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, like so many other Black people whose lives have been taken, are a call to each of us to continue to challenge the systemic racism that has been with us since the founding of our nation.

As an educator-led organization, we believe education is the first step toward progress. We reaffirm our commitment to teaching racial justice. We will continue to support young people as they speak truth to power and to provide opportunities and resources to help them engage in this critical work. We know that together, we can end practices that marginalize Black people and work toward a more just world.

We share the below resources to support your work: 

Online Resources

National Museum of African American History & Culture:

Talking about Race

Social Identities and Systems of Oppression

The Anti-Defamation League 

 Teaching about Racism, Violence, Inequity and the Criminal Justice System

New York Times

A Conversation on Race 

The 1619 Project: Podcast and Lessons


  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And other Conversations About Race by: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • How To Be An Antiracist by: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by: Michelle Alexander
  • The Fire Next Time by: James Baldwin
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by: Ijeoma Oluo