Commitment to Urban Education and Social Justice

Commitment to Urban Education and Social Justice

General Resources:

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness are offering a weeklong personal and professional development initiative and a Call to Action for anyone committed to combat anti-Black racism as it manifests in academia and the community. This group is also linked to in this daily briefing from Nature.

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge provides readings/videos/resources 

Podcast: American Police

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/throughline/id1451109634?i=1000476753768 – ​​​​​​​

Organization: Color of Change - https://colorofchange.org/

Book: So, you want to talk about race, by Ijeoma Oluo, 2019


AERA president Shaun Harper's letter: https://www.aera.net/Newsroom/Presidential-Statement-on-Police-Killings-of-Black-People

APA president Sandra Shullman's statement: https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2020/05/racism-pandemic


Self Care Resources:

From: Resources & Actions related to State Violence Against Black and Brown People Aspire/ IChange Network


Professor Resources:

INSIGHT Hosts ‘Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy’ Webinar

INSIGHT to Diversity Facebook Page

The Search for Courageous White Women in the Academy

Organizations/Causes to Donate To: This site offers a list of justice and anti-racist focused organizations that provide educational resources, and that one might consider donating to if one wants to support various projects for social justice.

Woke Kindergarten: Akiea "Ki" Gross has created Woke Kindergarten to provide antiracist educational resources for young children. You can also follow them on Instagram

Scaffolded Anti-Racist ResourcesThis is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work. These resources have been ordered in an attempt to make them more accessible.

#BlackLivesMatter Resources Curated by Tia C. Madkins: This evolving Google Doc presents reading and teaching resources that intended to help folks better understand and discuss the myriad ways white supremacy, structural racism, and systems of oppression affect our lives.

Affirming Black Lives in School: Teachers, Administrators, Students: This document is a curated list of resources (books, videos, articles, etc.) organized specifically for educational stakeholders (teachers, administrators, students, families) interested in learning more about racial justice. We understand folks are coming to this work with a diverse range of experiences and the resources included represent a wide range of ​​​​​​​sources (with an emphasis on voices of color). This is meant to be an organized "starting place" for anyone who is looking to learn more about issues of race, justice, and privilege with an intentional lens toward America's educational system. The resource lists below are in no way exhaustive. This is a "living" document that we will update periodically.

​​​​​​​A Library List of Anti-Racist and Social-Justice Focused TextsCEHS Doctoral students Mitch Lieberth, Casey Matthews, and Melissa Strouth created a library list of anti-racist and social justice-focused texts.

​​​​​​​Virtual Bookshelf: People Power EditionThis virtual bookshelf features social-justice-focused texts for young children. If you click on the bookshelf, you will be linked to read-alouds of the books in the library.

NPR: 1A – How to Talk About Race with Kids For this show, 1A was joined by Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of books like "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" and "Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History," Dr. Nia Heard-Garris, pediatrician and researcher at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University and Professor Bettina Love, professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia. This show holds helpful insights for talking to children about race.


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If you are ordering books, consider ordering from one of these Black owned independent bookstores (amazon and other big name bookstores are sold out of many anti-racist and anti-racist teaching books) -  https://lithub.com/you-can-order-today-from-these-black-owned-independent-bookstores/?fbclid=IwAR2Mnixdef-gg-zuWObmlFIoACcR31mXelCg_ug4dGnmrbMRnGMDQfYZ16A



A Cultural Exchange is in Cleveland, https://www.aculturalexchange.org/bookstore/