It is important to listen, learn, and engage in conversations around issues of systemic racism. But what’s needed most is concrete action. We must move beyond our words and take proactive steps to examine our individual biases, rethink existing systems and structures, and implement plans for a more equitable future. Following are a list of upcoming events and ways to get involved in this work on campus.
Community Voices: A Community Engaged Reading Group
In collaboration with the Other Voices program at the Greensboro Area Chamber of Commerce, the Bryan School Committee for School Climate introduces Community Voices. Community Voices is a Community Engaged Reading Group focused on building better community relationships through discussion. For our first book discussion, we are reading “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein. According to the Economic Policy Institute,
“Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight on how segregation in America—the incessant
kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of
explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels”.
Discussion of these public policy issues will help in understanding why many neighborhoods and communities still feel the impact of desegregation. This is a time to interact with Bryan School and other UNCG colleagues and those in the larger Greensboro community. The reading group will not only discuss how the policies impact our local communities but also brainstorm solutions. The reading group will meet virtually for the 4 -part discussion. If you are interested please register through The Greensboro Area Chamber at this link:
University Libraries – Black Lives Matter
In unity with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities we offer you these resources.
- Triad Black Lives Matter Protest Collection
The purpose of the Triad Black Lives Matters Collection is to document the BLM movement, police brutality protests, and race relations in the Triad area of North Carolina. The collection contains digital photographs and video footage relating to the Black Lives Matter movement and the George Floyd protests.
Collecting for the project is ongoing, and the archive is particularly interested in photographs, video, protest signs, clothing, flyers, posters, creative works, etc. Additionally, the archive would like to document local organizations involved with the movement. The material can be historic, originating with the founding of the movement, as well as current. Physical and digital material can be accepted into the collection.
- Anti-Racist Resource Guide
This document was created for use as as a resource for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of anti-racism and who want to get involved to combat racism, specifically as it relates to anti-Blackness and police violence. Within this guide, you will find a variety of resources to explore practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity, white supremacy, police violence, and injustice.
- Office of Intercultural Engagement
The Office of Intercultural Engagement (OIE) creates and delivers co-curricular programs to bring all students together for the purpose of deepening and broadening awareness, knowledge and skill around identity, culture, and our interconnected fate. As a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, OIE contributes to the academic mission of UNC Greensboro by collaborating with various campus and community partners to complement and advance institutional goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- UNCG Libraries – “Don’t Want to Ask”
This guide is designed to provide meaningful and helpful resources to anyone with questions about material regarding subjects that may be private or otherwise uncomfortable to talk about.
- We Here – Black Lives Matter
Libraries have played a major role in the white racial project of this country. We do not have the luxury of ignoring what is happening because it is happening to us, our family members and loved ones. So we write to you today urging everyone to continue educating yourselves, make a donation, sign a petition, call politicians, and begin a discussion with your fellow staff members. We’ve pulled together a few places you can take action. There are many more, so think of these as a starting place.
Racism and Health
CDC’s Commitment to Addressing Racism as an Obstacle to Health Equity
At CDC, we are committed to ensuring every person has the opportunity to live a healthy life. To that end, CDC—as the nation’s leading public health agency—has established this web portal, “Racism and Health” to serve as a hub for our activities, promote a public discourse on how racism negatively affects health and communicate potential solutions. Working with the broader public health community, we will serve as a catalyst to further investigate the impact of racism on health and efforts to achieve health equity for all.
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If you know of an upcoming event or a way to take action, let us know.