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Resources About Race, Racial Equity and Civil Unrest:
- LA County Information & Resources
- Conversations about Racism and Race-Based Violence: The Four “E”s (LACDMH)
- Video Message from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Curley Bonds Regarding Civil Unrest & Mental Health
- Healing Through Story: A Toolkit on Grassroots Approaches (LACDMH / LA County Arts & Culture)
- Resources on Community Unrest, Justice & Support (LAUSD)
- Racial Equity & Social Justice Booklists (LA County Library)
- LA County Policy of Equity
- Additional Information & Resources
- Black Mental Health Matters Guide (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
- Talking About Race Portal (Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture)
- What is anti-racism? And what do experts say you can do? (Los Angeles Times)
- Explainer: What is systemic racism and institutional racism? (The Conversation)
- Race & Understanding Racism (American Psychological Society)
- Project Implicit (Harvard University)
- Racial Equity Tools (World Trust)
- Working Document of Anti-Racist Resources
- These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest To Your Kids (New York Times)