John Wood and Paul Harrison, installation view from ‘I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW IT’, Contemporary Art Gallery, February 12 – April 24, 2016. Photography by SITE Photography


Racial justice requires more than our words. It demands radical redistribution and restructuring. It means decentering whiteness and white fragility. It is decolonizing our institutions and building systems of repair that shift the material, economic and mental conditions of us all.

This work includes CAG – not just in language, but in deed, action and structure. This work is urgent, it is ongoing, and it is the only way forward.

We encourage you to take action however you can: money, time, energy, attention. We will be doing the same.


If you have funds to spare, CAG staff is matching all donations up to $2,500. DM us screen grabs of your receipts on Instagram or Facebook and we will respond with ours.


The Movement for Black Lives

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Black Visions Collective


Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement — Here’s What You’ve Missed, Ijeoma Oluo

The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy, Yawo Brown

What We’re Reading About The Past Week Of Protests, Code Switch

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How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi

Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, Robyn Maynard

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, Charlene Carruthers   

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo 

Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde 

Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine