OUR MISSION

To create year-round programming, messaging and activation via team and player outlets to eradicate racism and reverse systemic oppression in Black and Brown communities in Connecticut and throughout New England. This page will be continually updated with social reform resources.

FOUR PILLARS

LOCAL BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

Featured Business of the Month:

UNCLE D’S BLAZIN’ BBQ

Located at 146 W Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Phone | Website

Hours of Operation: Wed – Sat 11-6pm

MORE LOCAL BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

VOTING

Register to vote

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Learn more about how elections work

Sign up to volunteer in your local campaigns

ELECTION DATES

August 11, 2020

Primaries | Candidates for State & District Office, Candidates for Municipal Office, Presidential (Republican & Democratic)

November 3, 2020

ElectionPresident and Vice-President, Representative in Congress, State Senator, State Representative and Registrar of Voters

EDUCATION

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE FROM BLACK-OWNED BOOK STORES

       Adult Literature

  • Stamped from the Beginning (Ibram X. Kendi)
  • A People’s History of the United States (Howard Zinn)
  • White Fragility (Robin DiAngelo)
  • So you want to talk about race? (Ijeoma Oluo)
  • The Burning House (Anders Walker)
  • The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)
  • The Condemnation of Blackness (Khalil Gibean Muhammad)
  • Dying of Whiteness (Jonathan Metzl)
  • A Different Mirror (Ronald Takaki)
  • How to be an Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)
  • Evicted (Matthew Desmond)
  • Nobody (Marc Lamont Hill)
  • Lies My Teachers Told Me (James W. Loewen)
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria (Beverly Daniel Tatum)
  • The Color of Law (Richard Rothestein)
  • Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy (Darryl Pinckney)

        Children’s Literature

  • Before She Was Harriet (Lesa Cline Ransome, James E. Ransome)
  • Dream Builder (Kelly Starling Lyons)
  • Sit In (Andrea Davis Pinkney)
  • I’ve Seen the Promise Land (Walter Dean Myers)
  • Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly (Walter Dean Myers)
  • Someday is Now (Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
  • Ruth and the Green Book (Calvin A. Ramsey)

Click here for more children’s books

Movies & Shows

  • The 13th
  • American Son
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Just Mercy
  • The Kalief Browder Story
  • Loving
  • Moonlight
  • The Murder of Fred Hampton
  • Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
  • Selma
  • When They See Us
  • Whose Streets?

If you would like to learn more about being a part of the Sun’s initiatives to end racial inequality, click HERE

We are not soley responsible for curating all of these resources, so we want to thank the countless people working together to change the course of history.

This is a movement, not a moment, and taking action will help impact our community and world.