The recent murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless others by police have launched nationwide protests and calls for societal reform that critically uproots anti-Blackness and racism at large.
As such, members of the campus community have requested tools to help them move forward in their commitment to both.
Antiracism and dismantling anti-Blackness requires a commitment to listening, learning, and showing up for Black people and other communities of color—especially when it’s uncomfortable.
In being holistic with our approach of providing tools for combating racism, we also are providing resources for radical self-care, as it is essential that those fighting against racism take care of themselves in order to truly pour themselves into their work. The resources in this online toolbox are not exhaustive, but we hope they will provide new pathways forward.
“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.” — Angela Davis
Angela Davis at First Baptist Church in Oberlin (2005)
International Women‘s Day
Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83