Reading to End Racism

Reading to End Racism, or RER, is a racial justice program that uses trained volunteers to read to children in the classroom and, through books and personal stories, stimulate an insightful conversation about discrimination. Opening this dialogue with students and teachers empowers individuals to work to eliminate racism in their lives, schools, and communities.

Our goal is to empower students to stand up and speak out in the face of racism and discrimination whenever and wherever they encounter it. RER aims to provide students and teachers alike with the tools necessary to facilitate conversations about racism, bullying, and discrimination, and the resources needed to create solutions to conflict in their schools. We believe that an enhanced understanding of social and racial justice issues will promote peaceful relationships among students and will create a safe, nurturing environment in which every student can thrive.

Interested in becoming an RER Volunteer? 2-hour trainings are held regularly. Please send an email to rer@ywcaboulder.org to reserve your spot.

Reading to End Racism Video

Reading to End Racism Book List