Has there ever been a year that has gone by as slowly as 2020? Along with all chaos, violence, and fear that this year brought, we were reminded that yes, we could reflect on the people we want to be moving forward and find ways to take steps towards that version of ourselves. That even in our darkest moments, we have something worth fighting for.

This year may finally be over, but one thing that cannot be denied or overlooked is the countless lessons that we must take from 2020 and bring into the New Year. We cannot forget the most important lessons and remember to keep going. We are stronger together. So here is a list of educational and enlightening resources that the Diversify Vanlife team has taken from this year. We hope that you will share some of these with the people in your life and take the time to learn from the ones you haven’t seen before. 


This list is by no means comprehensive and if 202 has taught us anything it is how little we know and how much we have to continue to unlearn. Consider this as your starters guide. If you have any resources that helped you learn, unlearn, and make it through this year, share them in the comments below!

Podcasts 

Behind the Police

https://open.spotify.com/show/2ejvdShhn5D9tlVbb5vj9B?si=g5IhInS5StePHSEgOblRRw

The Breakfast Club – Say Her Name Breonna Taylor 

https://open.spotify.com/show/3jcdWsWV2KBwsBvBlLCAGx

The Prison Industrial Complex- Angela Davis 

https://open.spotify.com/album/4CAWyoeSPevGr4NyTD9U3U?si=JXucUt47QLySkncP2A_xJw

Small Doses: Uprising Pt 1 & 2

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7yEtzLspYjSZVGwRrqqnRF?si=4IIEtPD7T5iWq-qKBPOUqQ

Pod Save the People

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pod-save-the-people/id1230148653

Articles

Dispossessing the Wilderness by Mark David Spence

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/340537.Dispossessing_the_Wilderness

How Did We Get Here? 163 years of The Atlantic’s writing on race and racism in America

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2020/06/atlantic-reader-race-and-racism-us/613057/

1619 Project 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=F3A40096A8D03A6C86FFC893FC7B8684&gwt=regi&assetType=REGIWALL

Antiracism Resources 

https://www.goodgoodgood.co/anti-racism-resources

Websites:

Intersectional Environmentalist

https://www.intersectionalenvironmentalist.com/

Antiracism Daily

https://www.antiracismdaily.com/

Melaninbasecamp

https://www.melaninbasecamp.com/

Music 

Survival Album by Bob Marley

https://open.spotify.com/album/09Df7mUZBQwbDYgvE0t30r?si=EkaBcXCPTnKp6haVwUGeWg

Purple Rain by Prince

https://open.spotify.com/album/2qSwmENEVYoacaxatupAaE

Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers

https://open.spotify.com/album/4vAGot2Vcc9LRXf673ocwh

A Seat at the Table by Solange

https://open.spotify.com/album/3Yko2SxDk4hc6fncIBQlcM

To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar

https://open.spotify.com/album/6w7lqIsvDPgTChMrPw5oIL

Books 

Black Faces White Spaces

https://uncpress.org/book/9781469614489/black-faces-white-spaces/

A Terrible Thing to Waste by Harriet Washington

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40697000-a-terrible-thing-to-waste

Apps:

Native Land

https://native-land.ca/

Tv shows and movies

13th

https://www.youtube.com/embed/K6IXQbXPO3I

Patriot Act: We Cannot Stay Silent About George Floyd

https://youtu.be/i_FE78X-qdY

I Am Not Your Negro

https://youtu.be/rNUYdgIyaPM

Loving 

https://youtu.be/zRXuCY7tRgk

Videos 

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