Harmony’s mission to build a stronger, more inclusive community starts with building bridges across social, cultural, and geographic divides. We invite you to join us! Use the resources below to gain perspective and insight as we work together to amplify the calls for social and racial justice in our community and beyond.
MOVIES & DOCUMENTARIES
Scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
Drama Series (Netflix)
Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as “post-racial” as it thinks.
Limited Series Based on a True Story
Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they are falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.
Drama Based on a True Story (Netflix, Prime, Hulu)
Based on the thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice.
Documentary TV Series (Netflix)
Decades after the assassination of African American leader Malcolm X, an activist embarks on a complex mission seeking truth in the name of justice.
A soulful drama about a young couple fighting for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.
Documentary TV Series (Netflix)
This series traces the tragic case of Kalief Browder, a Bronx teen who spent three horrific years in jail, despite never being convicted of a crime.
New York Times
In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. The 1619 audio series chronicles how black people have been central to building American democracy, music, wealth and more. Hosted by recent Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones.
An audio documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Floodlines, is told from the perspective of four New Orleanians still living with the consequences of governmental neglect. As COVID-19 disproportionately infects and kills Americans of color, the story feels especially relevant. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.
Series by Korn Ferry
“Racism. It’s an emotionally explosive word and one that some believe corporations have vehemently rejected as a serious problem in their organizations.
In this webinar series, we will discuss what business leaders at all levels can say and do to tackle racism in their organizations and in society. We’ll discuss the impact of recent events on the Black community. What White people can do to be authentic allies and drive change. And what leaders and HR can do to address systemic racism and build inclusive organizations for all.”
Hear Me: Black voices on their pain & anger
Stand By Me: How whites can become authentic allies
In My Shoes: Addressing systemic racism through structural inclusion
Don’t Talk, Do: Creating a racially equitable future as inclusive leaders
“What is white privilege, anyway? And do we really need to teach about it? Deconstructing white privilege in the classroom requires educators and students to understand the origins of whiteness and how the legacy of white supremacy endures. In our webinar What Is White Privilege, Anyway? educators will learn about all this and more, reaffirming their commitment to anti-racist education and developing practices for inviting students into this work. Join Teaching and Learning Specialist Stef Bernal-Martinez and anti-racist educator and scholar Ronda Taylor-Bullock for this interactive, resource-rich opportunity that can help you create a more racially just classroom and community.”
OSU Kirwan Institute
“At the Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University, we are committed to the creation of a just and inclusive society, where all people and communities have the opportunity to succeed. Our commitment to this mission is why we work so hard to understand and overcome barriers that prevent access to opportunity in our society, such as implicit bias and racial disparities in our education system.
This course will introduce you to insights about how our minds operate and help you understand the origins of implicit associations. You will also uncover some of your own biases and learn strategies for addressing them. Each module is divided into a short series of lessons, many taking less than 10 minutes to complete. That way, even if you’re pressed for time, you can complete the lessons and modules at your convenience.”
Columbus Metropolitan Club
The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosts forum discussions about business, social services, policy, and more. Each forum features a diverse panel of local experts and professionals. CMC is currently hosting an ongoing forum event to promote conversations about race and racism. Individual forums included in this series:
All forums are free via livestream and available to the public. To watch all forums in this series, visit the Columbus Metropolitan Club’s YouTube channel.
Contact your locally-elected and state-elected officials.
|Phone||Tag on Social|
|Mayor Andrew Gintheremail@example.com||@MayorGinther|
|City Attorney Zach Kleinfirstname.lastname@example.org||@CityAttyKlein|
|Governor Mike DeWine (R)||614-466-3555
(Will not pick up right now, but can still leave messages)
|Link to contact form||@GovMikeDeWine
|Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost||800-282-0515||Link to inquiry form and more contact information||@Yost4Ohio|
|United States Senator Rob Portman (R)||614-469-6774||Link to email form||@senrobportman|
|United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D)||614-469-2083||Link to contact page||@SenatorSherrodBrown
|Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R)||614-466-7505||Link to contact form||@LarryObhof
|Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D)||614-466-4583||Link to contact form||@SenatorYuko
|Ohio Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R)||614-466-2500||Link to contact form||@HouseholderOH
|Ohio House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz (R)||614-466-8258||Link to contact form||@CincySeitz|
|Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D)||614-466-3100||Link to contact form||N/A|
LEGAL PROTECTION & RESOURCES
Before you demonstrate, know your rights:
Should you need a lawyer, contact the following organizations for assistance:
DIGITAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
PHYSICAL PROTECTION INFO
SUPPORT & FOLLOW
Continue your education – and help to educate others. Follow, share, and donate to the organizations and movements who fight for equality and social and racial justice.
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity (OSU) is an interdisciplinary engaged research institute at the Ohio State University whose goal is to connect individuals and communities with opportunities needed for thriving by educating the public, building the capacity of allied social justice organizations, and investing in efforts that support equity and inclusion.
The National Bail Fund Network by the Community Justice Exchange is a frequently-updated bail fund network made up of over sixty community bail funds across the country.
Amnesty International is an independent organization that fights against worldwide abuses of human rights. They use detailed research and campaigning to bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws, free people jailed for voicing their opinion, and other human rights abuses.
Black Queer Intersectional Collaborative (BQIC) is a grassroots community organization that works towards the liberation of Black queer, trans, and intersex people from all walks of life through direct action, community organizing, education on our issues, and creating spaces to uplift our voices.
The Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce helps to provide support to Black-owned businesses.
The Mosaic Education Network is a social justice-oriented and education-based organization that focuses on how personal stories can help impact professional practices using art, research, self-reflection and storytelling. Through services such as implicit bias workshops, curriculum development, and community programming, The Mosaic Education Network seeks to address difficult topics on supporting, interacting, and partnering with diverse communities.
SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.