Student Resources

Sonoma State student body President Kadar wrote in her recent statement to the Seawolf community on the senseless violence toward Black Americans that students should “Get Active, Educate Yourself, and Listen and Learn.”  The list of resources, videos, articles, podcasts, films, and books is by no means a definitive or exhaustive list, but is presented as a small starting point of places to begin to Get Active, Educate Yourself, and Listen and Learn. 



Black Mental Health Resources

Resources to Fight the Harmful Effects of Racism

11 Black Self Care Tips from Black People

Self-Care When Talking About Race



Things you can do:

What White People Can Do For Racial Justice 

Resources for Accountability and Action for BLM 

- this information is divided up by the actions you can take for specific Black lives that have been lost, then describes overall actions you can take


Articles to read*:


Videos to watch*:


Podcasts to subscribe to*:


Books to read*:


Films and TV series to watch*:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent

  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.

  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO

  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free

  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix


Organizations to follow on social media*:

*Information compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.