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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inclusion is one of our core values - respecting and valuing diversity and creating an environment that is inclusive of all. We stand in solidarity with the Black community today and always.

Many have been looking for resources to educate themselves, find community, and look for ways to take action. We have included a few initial resources to empower you to take action, support community building, and care for yourself and others during this time.

Anti Racist Toolkit

This Anti Racist Toolkit (PDF) shows some initial steps you can take right now to begin anti-racism work

How to learn more and take action

How to be in community

How to have conversations about anti-blackness, racism, and privilege

Juneteenth resources and events

Juneteenth (June 19) is the annual holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Below is a compendium of articles and resources, along with information about some virtual events taking place to observe Juneteenth.

Triton Time - Combating anti-blackness and white supremacy

Black men and mental health - Webinar

For those who were unable to join the June 4 Black Men & Mental Health: Overcoming Barriers to Success webinar, or would like to view it again, instructions are provided below. The VCSA office extends a special thanks to the EDI team for partnering with us to offer this opportunity for our community members.

Details:

Get actionable takeaways and join the conversation with your peers, when our expert presenters address the challenges faced by your black male students while navigating mental health support on college campuses. Webinar participants will walk away with tools for providing appropriate resources to overcome these challenges.

How to access the on-demand webinar recording:

  1. Go to https://paperclipcomm.adobeconnect.com/pv55ffm2u9wl
  2. Enter the Room Passcode when prompted: Resources620
  3. Click View Recording

 

How to contact political representatives

How to register to vote

How to care for yourself and prioritize your physical, mental, and emotional well-being

Recommended reading

'Interrupt The Systems': Robin DiAngelo on 'White Fragility' And Anti-Racism

You may not think of yourself as racist, but Robin DiAngelo says that "nice white people" are still complicit in racist structures. DiAngelo has tips to help white people break from apathy, interrupt racist systems and commit to anti-racist practices. Read the full story

See more of DiAngelo's work on her website.

Read other great books and articles from the lists below:

The Black Liberation Struggle

10 Unapologetic Books About Race in America

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

(Note: the reading listed here provide a very wide array of thoughts and perspectives on how to do anti-racism work. You may be challenged by some, you may disagree with some, you hopefully will have questions about a lot of it. All that is totally OK and good. The important thing is that you’re reading up and educating yourself). Being an ally/accomplice requires you to educate yourself about systemic racism in this country.

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