Addressing Anti-Black Racism and White Supremacy
Use these resources we’ve compiled to find support and to build and strengthen social justice and equality within and beyond NYU.
Information will be updated here as it becomes available.
Gatherings & Events
We are hosting a "Women of Color Panel Discussion" on Wednesday, July 29 from 2-3 p.m. Click here for more info and to register.
Past events include:
- The "Brave Conversation" event, hosted by the AMC and AIDE, provided an open opportunity to engage with the community.
- The "Facilitating Anti-Racist and Other Difficult Dialogues" training session from The Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (OGI), taught us best practices in facilitating difficult conversations around racism, xenophobia, and anti-LGBTQ+ beliefs and values.
- "Blackness, Racism, & Protest: Reflections on the Past, Present, & Future," offered by OGI, addressed the urgent and current moment of anti-Black racism in the US and globally.
- The "Understanding and Mitigating Racial and Other Microaggressions" iLearn training discussed microaggressions and how the shape how we perceive race, class, sexual orientation, gender, and other social identities.
Calls to Action
OGI has a compiled an antiracism education resource list for community members to begin and continue their learning through articles, podcasts, books, guides, and other resources. This is a working document that we will continue to develop over time. If you have any recommendations of texts to add to this list, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Development and Alumni Relations has also developed a list of resources to combat racism and white supremacy (must be logged in with NYU NetID).
Join NYU Silver’s Social Justice Praxis Committee in the fight against systemic racism and oppression.
Take care of your mental health and wellbeing through benefits like our Employee Assistance Program, virtual teletherapy (reminder: co-pays are waived through June 18 for certain plans and providers), or virtual wellness activities.
The Work Life office encourages managers to emphasize to their employees that there will be no penalties for taking care of themselves during this difficult time.
Check for future scheduled Zone trainings to help you strengthen your capacity for social and cultural equity on the CMEP website.
Fill out the 2020 Census to ensure your local community is accurately counted and funded.
Vote in upcoming local elections to elect politicians who align with your values. Note: New York congressional and state-level primaries will be held on June 23. All eligible voters can vote absentee as "temporary illness" has been expanded to include the potential to contract COVID-19 for elections through June 23, 2020 by an executive order.
Join the NYU Women of Color Leadership Network.
Read this article by Dr. David E. Kirkland, professor at NYU Steinhardt for Urban Education and the Executive Director of NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools - What is Racism, Unpacking the 7 I’s.
Check out this article by Kevin V. Collymore, Assistant Director, Advisement & Student Services, NYU Wagner, in the July 1, 2020 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Colleges Must Confront Structural Racism; Here are steps they should take now. Please note, the Chronicle is available for free when working on campus or logging into the NYU VPN.
The UDAR BIG - Resources to Combat Racism & White Supremacy is a list compiled by the members of the University Development and Alumni Relations Belonging & Inclusion Group.
Read this article by Natalie McCabe Zwerger, a researcher at NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools - Dear White People, Let’s Not Continue to be our Ancestors.
Follow this Instagram Account, @justiceforgeorgeNYC, for regular updates about protests, marches, vigils, demonstrations, etc. with centralized information for the New York City area.
Rachel Cargle, a public academic, writer, and lecturer whose activism and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources to explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Her social media platforms boast a community where Rachel guides conversations, encourages critical thinking and nurtures meaningful engagement with people all over the world, here’s a link to the resources she offers (try the #Dothework challenge) and her Instagram.
Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans, and trying to solve these problems requires changes in major parts of our system. This video provides a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can work to solve it.
From Playbill, here is a starter guide titled Black Lives Matter Resources 101. As protests continue to be held daily following the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and so many others at the hands of police, many people may feel hesitant to join in person, whether from COVID-19 fears to witnessing the often violent end to protests. But there are many ways to support Black Lives Matter and protesters, from bail fund donations to educating yourself on how to be anti-racist.
Watch this video produced in the wake of George Floyd’s Death in which Black professionals talk race and work.