Make It Routine

 


It's time to change the Routine.

It’s time to put in the work. Let’s develop a new Routine to create a better society. A society rooted in love and acceptance, regardless of race or beliefs. Let’s be brave. Join us as we challenge the norm and stand alongside the oppressed. Our voices will be heard and our impact will be felt. We must be better. We will be better.

Below are ways to listen, learn and change the Routine.

ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT

Kansas City Urban Youth Academy

The Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy is a non-profit organization with the mission to empower Kansas City's underserved youth ages 6-18 through baseball and softball, academic and social opportunities to be the leaders of tomorrow.  The vision for the Academy is to become the epicenter for youth baseball and softball throughout the Midwest, beginning with the urban community and its location in the backyard of the historical 18 th & Vine District.  

Negro League Baseball Museum

Established in a one-room office in 1990, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) is a privately funded, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its profound impact on the social advancement of America. In 2006, the United States Congress designated the NLBM as “America’s National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.” Please join our efforts to ensure that the legacy of the Negro Leagues plays on to inspire future generations!  

 

BOOKS

“Solitary”  by Albert Woodfox
“I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings”  by Maya Angelou
“How to be Anti-Racist”  by Dr. Ibram X Kendi
“Me And White Supremacy”  by Layla F. Saad
“The New Jim Crow”  by Michelle Alexander

 

 

MOVIES

42

42 is a 2013 American biographical sports film written and directed by Brian Helgeland about the racial integration of American professional baseball by player Jackie Robinson, who wore jersey number 42through his Major League career.  

Mudbound

Two Mississippi families -- one Black, one white -- confront the brutal realities of prejudice, farming and friendship in a divided World War II era.

Selma

Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches initiated and directed by James Bevel and led by Martin Luther King Jr., Hosea Williams, and John Lewis.

When They See Us

When They See Us is a 2019 American crime tragedy web television miniseries created, co-written, and directed by Ava DuVernay for Netflix, that premiered in four parts on May 31, 2019.

13th

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

Do The Right Thing

Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee.

 

TED or TEDx Talk

“We Need to Talk about an Injustice”
- Bryan Stevenson
“The Dangers of Whitewashing Black History”
- David Ikard
“Let’s Get to the Root of Social Injustice” 
- Megan Ming Francis
“How American Public Schools Keep Children in Poverty” 
- Kandice Summer
“The Symbol of Systemic Racism - And How to Take Away Their Power” 
- Paul Rucker

 

 

Together, let's change the ROUTINE.

 

 

 

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