Racial justice advocacy Resources

Understanding people and their mental health journey also means understanding all the intersections of someone’s identity. Racial Justice Advocacy within the mental health field is crucial for empathy and understanding. Here is a non-exhaustive list of resources.

Touchstone Foundation

This Touchstone Foundation blog post speaks to the effects that exposure to racism has not only on children but on adulthood as well. This article also contains some resources to help guide conversations with youth about race and racism.  

State

The Racial Equity Report from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services from 2021 includes what the DHS has been doing to increase racial equity and will continue to do to promote equity. It includes sections on Health Equity, Economic Justice, Early Childhood Education, Child Welfare, and Juvenile Justice.  
The Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia has several resources on their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page, including reports about diversity in grantmaking, funding Black-led social change movements, and equity and philanthropic evaluation practices.  

National

This TEDxEmory presentation by Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones speaks to several allegories of race that help to explain the systemic ways in which racism happens, and how individual resistance may make a difference. 
The Grantmakers in Health webpage on Health Equity speaks to their work seeking to address systematic differences in health status and health outcomes for marginalized populations. This page contains resources, publications, and events related to health equity. 
PolicyLink’s resources webpage includes news items, publications, webinars, and data that is geared towards helping educate people who then can advocate for public investments to create economic opportunity and healthy communities.