Racial Injustice & Racial Inequity Resources

Latest Updates

Op-ed by Interim Director of the Center on Race and Social Problems James Huguley "Racial Justice: Get Connected, Get Committed"

Statement and Resources from the Center on Race and Social Problems June 2, 2020

Message from Dean Betsy Farmer: "Coming together in difficult times" May 29, 2020

Message from the Associate Dean for Student Success about Minneapolis, Social Work, and Racism May 29, 2020

Events

The Diversity Forum 2020, Advancing Social Justice: A Call To Action - The Diversity Forum, A Call to Action: Advancing Social Justice (July 28-30), is the first-of-its kind at Pitt. The three-day virtual event will be free and open to the public with the goal of equipping participants with the necessary tools to advance social justice across the University, the City of Pittsburgh, and beyond.

During the multi-day forum, workshops will be held to ignite conversations about the broad array of social justice issues that affect the Pitt community and communities at-large, investigate social barriers faced by communities in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, and outline actionable steps to address these issues / barriers. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, one of America’s foremost voices on antiracism and the New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist, will be a featured keynote presenter.  Learn more / register here: https://www.diversity.pitt.edu/forum2020

Please encourage members of your network engaged in social justice education, across the spectrum, to consider submitting a workshop proposal so we can ensure a comprehensive workshop array. The call for proposals can be reviewed here: Forum Workshop Submission Form

Resources

Center on Race and Social Problems Resources for Understanding Racism

 Books:

1. RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR ETHNIC AND RACE-BASED STRESS AND TRAUMA by Dr. Parker: WWW.DRGAILPARKER.COM/ 

2. Healing Racial Trauma by Sheila Wise Rowe: The Road to Resilience: https://www.christianbook.com/apps/easyfind?Ntk=author&Ntt=Sheila%20Wise%20Rowe  

3. Why Are They Angry with Us? Essays on Race by Dr. Larry Davis, Dean Emeritus and founding director of the Center on Race and Social Problems

4.  We Want to do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom,” by Bettina Love

 

Meditation Exercises:

1. Black Lives Matters Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma by Dr. Candice Nicole http://drcandicenicole.com/2016/07/black-lives-matter-meditation/ 

2. Soulfulness 4 Lifehttps://soulfulness4life.com/ uses a culturally congruent approach to mindfulness

 

Apps:

1. Liberate app: Liberate is the #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community. Listen to dozens of guided meditations to ease anxiety, find gratitude, heal internalized racism and micro-aggressions and celebrate Blackness.

https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-founder-creates-meditation-app-for-people-of-color/ 

2. The Safe Place: a Minority Mental Health App geared towards the Black Community to bring awareness, education and hope: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-safe-place/id1349460763 

 

Podcasts:

  1. The Breakdown with Dr. Earl: A Mental Health Podcast
  2. The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Thema

 

Videos:

  1. Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses 'White Fragility'
  2. The urgency of intersectionality by Kimberlé Crenshaw
  3. What it takes to be racially literate by Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo
  4. Color blind or color brave? by Mellody Hobson

Music: 

  1. Songs Giving us (Much Needed) Life by Code Switch (NPR)

 

Allyship and anti-racism resources:

 

Other resources:

 

Articles:

 

Reforming Policing:

 

Resources for talking to your children about racism and violence: