New Titles Available at SECF's Lending Library!

SECF’s Lending Library allows SECF members to borrow e-books and audiobooks on a variety of topics relevant to Southern philanthropy. Like any library, we’re constantly updating our offerings with new titles that reflect emerging trends and topics in the news.

We’ve recently added several new titles focused on systemic racism and other topics. We’ve highlighted a few below, and a list of all new titles is at the end of this post.

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How to Be an Antiracist
By Ibram X. Kendi

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At it's core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilites—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their posionous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

The Racial Healing Handbook
By Anneliese A. Singh

The Racial Healing Handbook offers practical tools to help you navigate daily and past experiences of racism, challenge internalized negative messages and privileges, and handle feelings of stress and shame. You'll also learn to develop a profound racial consciousness and conscientiousness, and heal from grief and trauma. Most importantly, you'll discover the building blocks to creating a community of healing in a world still filled with racial microaggressions and discrimination.

The Political Determinants of Health
By Daniel E. Dawes

In this book, the author argues that political determinants of health create the social drivers—including poor environmental conditions, inadequate transportation, unsafe neighborhoods, and lack of healthy food options—that affect all other dynamics of health. By understanding these determinants, their origins, and their impact on the equitable distribution of opportunities and resources, we will be better equipped to develop and implement actionable solutions to close the health gap. This book also features a foreword by Dr. David Williams, the opening keynote at this year's Annual Meeting.

All of our recently added titles are listed here:

 Author(s)  Title
Ibram X. Kendi How to Be an Antiracist
Anneliese A. Singh, Tim Wise, Derald Wing Sue The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing
William Sturkey Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White
Daniel E. Dawes, David R. Williams, David R. Williams The Political Determinants of Health: The Political Determinants of Health Inequities
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
Thomas W. Hanchett Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class, and Urban Development in Charlotte, 1875–1975
Elizabeth Hinton, Josh Bloomberg From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America (unabridged)
Debby Irving Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race (unabridged)
Ijeoma Oluo, Bahni Turpin So You Want to Talk about Race
Jonathan M. Metzl, Jamie Renell Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland (unabridged)
Claudia Rankine Citizen: An American Lyric
Peter Moskowitz, Kevin T. Collins How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood (unabridged)
Wes Moore, Erica L. Green Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City


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