Anti-Racism Resources

We believe education is crucial to foster personal growth, learn about white supremacy and gain a better understanding of racial challenges in our country. We recommend signing up for the Anti-Racism Daily newsletter which allows Nicole Cardoza to help us dismantle white supremacy through education and action ~ each and every day. Anti Racist Education and Teaching Black Lives Matter Resources is a comprehensive toolkit on overcoming racism. Tema Okum’s website has everything you need to know about White Supremacy Culture and how damaging it is to everyone involved.


In addition, SURJ San Mateo has provided the following educational opportunities to our members through book and movie discussions:

  • SKIN (Guy Nattiv)
    Oscar-winning short film about a moment that sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.


  • CASTE: The Origins of Our Discontents (Isabel Wilkerson)
    #1 New York Times bestseller gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as the author explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

  • WHEN THEY SEE US (Ava DuVernay)
    Emmy Award-winning film based on the true story of five Harlem teens who become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.


  • THE NEW JIM CROW: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Michelle Alexander)
    Challenges the civil rights community—and all of us—to place mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice in America.

  • 13TH (Ava DuVernay)
    Oscar-nominated film that analyzes the tragic impact of the 13th Amendment on the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color.