Anti-Racism Resources

For social workers committed to joining us in the fight against racism, these resources can help.

Resources and Training

Taking Action

Becoming Educated

Alaska Resources

  • The Alaska Native Heritage Center offers cultural awareness classes to increase awareness and knowledge of cultural diversity in Alaska.  Call (907) 330-8000 or email to learn more.
  • The Alaska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will host a session on communication insights with Celeste Hodge Growden,  Alaska Black Caucus - ABC president and Dr. Jocasta Olp, diversity lead for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on June 11 at 3:00 p.m. Look for more information on their Facebook page.
  • Add to your reading list, viewing queue, and podcast roster by seeking thought leaders on indigenous rights and antiracism like Willie Hensley, Ibram Kendi,  Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Rachel Cargill.  The Anchorage Public Library and the Alaska State Library have selections from these and other authors that can be checked out as e-books now (while the libraries are still closed to the public). Read about Elizabeth Peratrovich, the Tlingit woman who led the fight for the Alaska Equal Rights Act, in  Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich
  • Support Bridge Builders of Anchorage, an organization dedicated to the promotion and celebration of harmony and respect among all cultures in order to make Anchorage, Alaska the first city without prejudice.  (

Thank you to NASW Massachusetts for their resources.

Social Workers Cannot Be Silent

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