McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

Resources to confront anti-Black racism

This page contains a living list of multimedia self-care and educational resources relating to anti-racism. Recommendations for additional resources are welcome, and may be submitted to equity.provost [at]

Self-Care Resources for Black Students, Faculty, and Staff

Mental Health

AMI-Quebec: Call 514-487-1448 or 1-877-303-0264

Black Youth Helpline: Call 416-285-9944 or 1-833-294-8650

Free Black Healing Sessions by Ethel’s Club (Virtual sessions available)

Tel-Aide: Call 514-935-1101

The Summit Wellness Group

Live Another Day 


Between Sessions Podcast by Melanin & Mental Health

Ep. 48: Self-Care for Change Agents and Activists by The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema

The Breakdown with Dr. Earl: A Mental Health Podcast by Earl Turner


Liberate Meditation: A guided meditation app for the BIPOC community.

The Safe Place: A minority mental health app geared towards the Black community.

Other Resources

Resources for Black Healing by Micalah Webster

Tool Kits & Resources by the Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective


Educational Resources 


Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis (2003)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)

Blacks in Montreal 1628–1986 by Dorothy W. Williams (1989)

Divided Sisters: Bridging the Gap Between Black Women and White Women by Midge Wilson & Kathy Russell-Cole (1996)

Good White People: The Problem With Middle-Class White Anti-Racism by Shannon Sullivan (2014)

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (2019)

Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognize Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla F. Saad (2020)

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem (2017)

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard (2017)

Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment by Angela Davis (2017)

Queer Returns: Essays on Multiculturalism, Diaspora, and Black Studies by Rinaldo Walcott (2016)

Racism in the Canadian University: Demanding Social Justice, Inclusion, and Equity by Frances Henry & Carol Tator (2009)

Reframing Blackness and Black Solidarities through Anti-colonial and Decolonial Prisms by George Sefa Dei (2017)

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens & Mai’a Williams (2016)

The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities by Frances Henry et al. (2017)

The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montréal by Afua Cooper (2006)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (2011)

The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole (2020)

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson (2005)

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (2018)

News, Blog Posts, and Tools

"5 Black Women Talk About Their Lives in Canada—Past, Present and Future" by Eternity Martis (2020)

"75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice" by Corrine Shutack (2017)

"Anti-Racist Checklist for Whites" by Robin DiAngelo, adapted from John Raible (2018)

"Before You Declare Canada Is Not a Racist Country, Do Your Homework" by Vanmala Subramaniam (2020)

"It’s Long-Past Time to Talk About Policing of Black Women in Canada" by Robyn Maynard (2020)

"Of Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People" by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (2020)

"On Being Comfortable with Discomfort: Tiffany Jewell Explains What It Means to Be Anti-Racist" by Vanessa Willoughby (2020)

"This Is What Black Burnout Feels Like" by Tiana Clark (2019)

"White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" by Peggy McIntosh (2018)

"Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?" by Ibram X. Kendi (2020)

"White Supremacy Culture in Organizations" by Centre for Community Organizations (2019)

"Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race" by Reni Eddo-Lodge (2017)

"How to Respond to Racial Microaggressions When They Occur" by J. Luke Wood & Frank Harris III (2020)

TV and Film

13th (2016)

American Son (2019)

Dear White People (2017)

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

King in the Wilderness (2018)

The Hate U Give (2018)

When They See Us (2019)

YYC Colours: A Documentary About Racism in Calgary by the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation (2017)

Essays, Memoirs, Poetry

American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes (2019)

Blank: Interviews and Essays by Marlene Nourbese Philip (2017)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (2002)

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes by Arnold Rampersad & David Roessel, eds (1995)

Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde (2017)

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For more information about traditional territory and tips on how to make a land acknowledgement, visit our Land Acknowledgement webpage.

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