Resources for antiracism and supporting BLM

Hi all,

I wanted to start a thread for us to share what we’re doing to express solidarity with Black Lives Matter, police & prison abolition, etc. in our communities through anti-racist resources, actionable mission statements, and the like.

My colleagues and I created this scaffolded list of resources available to members of our community, based off of the amazing framework provided originally here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PrAq4iBNb4nVIcTsLcNlW8zjaQXBLkWayL8EaPlh0bc/edit?usp=drivesdk

In the coming days, we are going to host a set of letter writing campaigns on defunding police and donating to allied causes, one for staff/faculty and one geared at students. We also had an unstructured dialog aimed at students last week and found it was extremely beneficial to them to have a space where this was possible.

I also wanted to share this doc from my colleague Erhardt Graeff, who is a computer science professor at Olin and works with Families for Justice as Healing and other social justice orgs in the Boston area. He wrote this to help students navigate the glut of information and movements, what to share (or not share) on social media and applying critical thinking/fact checking skills to it. Erhardt and I have also been active in our Public Interest Tech group’s Slack space, trying to answer questions as they’re coming up. I’m learning a lot and I hope we are helping!

Awesome, thanks for this @Callan. I just had a chat with one of the members of our equity and diversity working group, and we are going to work on adapting this guide for our institution. I’ll share when we are done.

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Thank you for sharing @Callan. I was hoping to create this on a platform other than another LibGuide as I have some strong feelings against them, but it was a request from admin so here it is : https://libguides.rutgers.edu/antiracism. It is a work in progress so feedback welcome. As the criminal justice liaison I am now working on a guide on policing and protest.

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Thanks @kelsonanderson, we are also using Libguides for our guide. It will be published either on Friday or Monday, and will focus more on Canadian scholarship and resources. I’m going to go through your guide and see if I can poach a few resources and ideas to add to ours.

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poach away! I used some of the guides that I link to and some other academic and public library guides reading lists a as well for inspiration and poaching :slight_smile:

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Here is the guide I help compile over the past few days: https://guides.library.queensu.ca/anti-black-racism-reading-list

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