Introduction to the Initiative

A White hand, palm down, above the WML logo and a black hand, palm up, above the WML logo

The WML Working Towards Antiracism initiative aims to educate our community about antiracism, raise awareness of racial and social inequities, and foster discussions through programs, resources, and community reads. We hope you will join us in reading, learning, and listening as we strive to educate ourselves and make our beliefs and values actionable for needed change.

  • To create a dialogue around antiracism, and to spread the word about what you’ve learned from these workshops and resources, use #WilmingtonIsAntiracist on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Schedule an interview to talk about race at WCTV by emailing Technology Librarian Brad McKenna. The interviews will held in October, shortly thereafter be uploaded to StoryCorp Communities, and, finally, be archived at The Library of Congress.
  • You can also share your thoughts about race on our forum.

Page List

On these pages, WML librarians have cultivated lists of books, movies, podcasts, and other media to assist in the pursuit of an antiracist community, as well as lists of Black-owned businesses to support in the Merrimack Valley and greater Boston area.

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Find organizations to support as a way to continue antiracist work

Find recordings of antiracist programs the library held

Find resources as a way to continue antiracist work

Find video recommendations to help patrons of all ages become antiracists