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White Anti-Racism

Lunchtime Discussion Series

This lunchtime discussion series on white anti-racism serves as an informal space to discuss and learn about whiteness. The series will explore, in particular, what it means for white people to practice anti-racism. The program follows President Crutcher’s recently released report on Making Excellence Inclusive, which calls for “training and ongoing learning opportunities focused on anti-bias, anti-racism, equity and inclusion for university administration, faculty, staff, and student leaders.”

The lunchtime series is open to any member of the campus community interested in better understanding what whiteness is, its relationship to racism, and implications for being anti-racist. We only ask that all participants keep the discussion centered on whiteness and white anti-racism.

We will send out Spiderbytes with info regarding the specific topic for each session. We look forward to having you join us!

Previous lunchtime discussions include:

Mon. Sep. 9: Part one of Seeing White

Mon. Sep. 23: Part two of Seeing White

Mon. Oct. 7: Part three of Seeing White

Mon. Oct. 21: Part four of Seeing White

Tue. Nov. 5: Part five of Seeing White

Mon. Nov. 18: Part six of Seeing White

Mon. Dec. 2: Part seven of Seeing White

Mon. Dec. 16: Reflection of the White Anti-Racism Lunchtime Discussion Series - where this initiative has been and where it's heading

Mon. Jan 13: Part eight of Seeing White

Mon. Jan 27: Reflections and discussion regarding the recent string of racist and xenophobic attacks on campus.

Mon. Feb 10: Reflections on whether (and how) to act to help heal our campus community.

Mon. Feb 24: Part nine of Seeing White

Resources

There are many resources available for furthering understanding and taking action. We offer here a few, and please contact us for additional resources or general inquires about white anti-racism.

White Supremacy Culture - Hosted by Dismantling Racism Works, this page delves into cultural racism, white supremacy culture, and offers resources for those who wish to learn more.

Racial Equity Tools - This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward racial justice at every level in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.