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Campus Resources

From the Civic Engagement Center
Centering Black Lives – learn more about specific ways you can center Black lives in a manner that best fits your strengths, values, and interests using the social change wheel as a framework.


From the Department of Multicultural Life
Resources for Student Summer 2020 – includes direct action resources, pre and post self-care for people doing actions, and self-care for protesters.

Recommended Reading from the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching
Living in Minneapolis while black: How George Floyd’s city feels to me – Dara Beevas, New York Daily News

Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay – Chances Are They’re Not – Danielle Cadet, Refinery29

Remember, No One is Coming to Save Us – Roxane Gay, New York Times

DeWitt Wallace Library Research Guides
American Studies: Getting Started

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Group

Beyond Blood and Skin: The Global Production and Consequences of Race and Racisms: International Roundtable 2018

POCI Community

POC Online Classroom – founded by alum Abaki Beck ‘15, this resource aims to “amplify the voices of marginalized communities, educate others and ourselves on critical social justice issues, empower marginalized peoples, and incite change. Comment end 

Call for unity by the Coalition of Asian American Leaders

South Asians and Black Lives – Deepa Iyer, Medium

20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now – Michelle Kim, Medium

Faculty Interviews

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Race and Policing: History and Possibilities for the Future
Alumni webinar and Q&A with Duchess Harris, professor of American Studies

WBEZ – Root Causes of Recent George Floyd Protest
Duchess Harris, professor of American Studies

Big Questions Series: Why isn’t inclusion enough?
Marjorie Trueblood, Dean of Multicultural Life
Donna Maeda, Dean of the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship

Alumni Interviews

Expanded Education Opportunities Program
Barbara Phillips ’71, Melvin Collins’ 75 with Brian Rosenberg

Student Videos

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Black Entrepreneurship: Course Project