Welcome to #FridayFinds where our team shares some of the things we are reading, watching, and listening to that are related to our work with the refugee community and broader fight for a more just world for all. Every Friday, we’ll share one thing in each category that you can enjoy over the weekend. We are grateful for you, the passionate individuals who are a part of this community, and hope you’ll also share with us some of the things you’re enjoying!
What we’re watching
The difference between being “not racist” and antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
There is no such thing as being “not racist,” says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take responsibility for and reject prejudices in our public policies, workplaces and personal beliefs. Learn how you can actively use this awareness to uproot injustice and inequality in the world– and replace it with love. (Recommended by Jen)
What we’re reading
The House that Love Built by Sarah Jackson
The House that Love Built is written by the Founder of our NGO partner, Casa de Paz. In her book, Sarah shares profound and tender stories, placing readers in the shoes of individuals on every side of the issue– asylum seekers torn from their families, the guards who oversee them, ordinary people with lapsed visas, the families left to survive on their own, the unheralded advocates for immigrants’ rights, and the government officials who decide the fates of others. Ultimately, Sarah’s journey illuminates how hope can be restored through simple yet radical acts of love. (Recommended by Nick)
What we’re listening to