The Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (OGI) will continue to provide consultation and guidance across the University as individuals, schools, units, and departments meet within their local and global contexts and engage in anti-racism work, education, and dialogue.

Anti-racism work requires sustained, proactive education and engagement as well as systemic, intentional efforts at micro- and macro-levels. Anti-racism work also requires individuals to take responsibility for their own learning and avoid placing the responsibility for that education on already marginalized and disenfranchised groups, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

While we continue to work with schools, units, and departments, and their Global Inclusion Officer(s) in responding to specific community needs, we have listed selected programs, education, and resources focused on anti-racism that are available to the NYU community. We encourage you to use the information and resources on this page, in tandem with other resources available to you across NYU, and other personal and professional networks.

Please contact the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation if you have any questions at

Education and Training

Selected Events & Initiatives

NYU Summer Reads: Learning for Action—TOGETHER

NYU Summer Reads offered a selection of three shared readings for reflection, discourse, and engagement toward advancing equity and social justice at NYU, as part of the action initiatives announced by President Hamilton and the NYU Board of Trustees. The 2020 summer selections provided historical and social contexts while also highlighting the realities of systemic and institutional racism. For each reading, OGI hosted a conversation with the author and provide Reading Group Guides to support continued dialogue and discourse across NYU’s global community.

The selected Summer Reads books, corresponding conversations with the authors, and Reading Group Guides are:

Access Instructions for Summer Reads Texts

NYU Libraries has partnered with OGI to secure digital access to a number of the Summer Reads selections. In addition, OGI and NYU Libraries have worked with authors’ presses to make the books available to the larger NYU community.

Highlighted Keynote Speeches and Presentations

Global Faculty Engagement



Anti-Racism Education Resources

OGI has compiled an anti-racism education resource list (PDF: 114 kB) 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

Self Care and Wellbeing Resources