During this time of social protest and change, many in our community wonder what we can do to understand issues being raised and to be better allies to those seeking to reform racist policies and institutions.
If you would like to engage more fully, here are a few current resources you should consider:
Conversations about Community and Racism (sign up on CULearn)
- Why Are People Protesting?
June 23, 2020, 10-11:15am
June 25, 2020, 12:30-1:45am
June 26, 2020, 1-2:15pm
- Allyship – How Can I support My Black Colleagues Right Now?
June 24, 2020, 10-11:15am
June 26, 2020, 2-3:15pm
- Urban Policing – What’s Underlying the Tension Between Black Communities and Police?
June 24, 2020, 11:00am-12:15pm
June 26, 2020, 9-10:15am
Anti-Blackness, Racial Equity, and Higher Education
Cornell’s Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity discuss current challenges and possibilities
- TEDTalk (recorded): How to Build an Anti-Racist World
Discussion with author and historian Ibram X. Kendi.
- Cornell University President Martha Pollack’s Message (June 3, 2020)
- Office of Faculty Development and Diversity: Resources to Engage in Conversations About Race and Anti-Racism
This webpage details a variety of courses, podcasts, books, films, and other resources on the subject of race relations and anti-racism.
- Cornell University Press: Free E-books on Antiracism and Racial Justice Resources
In order to help inform dialogues and promote understanding about antiracism and racial justice, Cornell University Press is making this collection of e-books available for free through August 31, 2020.
- PBS Kids: Talking to Children About Race and Racism
How can parents of Black children continue to instill confidence and pride in young kids while also explaining the racial inequity and barriers that continue today? And how can parents of non-Black children help young kids understand their role in confronting anti-Black racism?
- Tompkins County Public Library: Anti-racism Books for Kids of All Ages
More suggestions for helping children understand race relations and anti-racism.
- Southside Community Center Facebook Page
Posts on Black history and Ithaca community events including Virtual Black Town Hall meetings.
We encourage everyone to explore these resources and join the national conversation and action taking place around these critical issues.
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