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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.

Commitments to Address Anti-Blackness

As part of our collective impact framework – wherein units come together in support of a shared agenda – the Division of Student Affairs began in May 2020 making commitments to address anti-Blackness at UC San Diego (PDF). It is important to remember that this is, and will always be, an imperfect work in progress that we will advance collaboratively.

Anti-Racist Toolkit

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

VC-EDI Anti-Racism Resources

In addition to the resources below, we encourage you to review EDI's compilation of anti-racism resources.

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

We encourage you to read books and articles from the list below:

The Black Liberation Struggle

10 Unapologetic Books About Race in America

How to be an Anti-Racist

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

For student affairs professionals:

A CRT-Informed Model to Enhance Experiences and Outcomes of Racially Minoritized Students (PDF)

(Note: the readings listed here provide a wide array of thoughts and perspectives on how to do anti-racism work. You may be challenged by some, you may disagree with some, and you hopefully will have questions about a lot of it. 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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