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In Solidarity & Anti-Racism Resources

From email sent 9/4/2020:

Many of you are probably aware of the Scholar Strike to bring attention to violence against communities of color on September 8 and 9.  Others of you may not have seen the information. As I mentioned at Convocation last week, we all need to engage in anti-racsim work and finding a way to support this strike is one way to do so.   

1) For faculty, I suggest you read the message below from CFA, if you have not seen it already.  It provides ways to participate in this strike in our unionized environment. Taking time in your classes next week to “take the topic to the classroom” is an important moment to educate and enlighten.  If you are looking for resources to use in class, consider the list below.

2) For staff, consider taking time to reflect on your role in the educational system and how you might help address inequities and racist violence in our society. As this serves to better CHABSS, take some time to engage in professional development focused on social justice and equity. 

Message from the College Faculty Association regarding the Scholar Strike 

University Library's BLM Resource Guide

Anti-Racism Resources for White People

Alternatives to Calling the Police

Sign a Petition

Mental health links to support the Black community


Also, please remember there are three relevant books that are the subject of book clubs/common reads:

  1. The CHABSS book club is reading How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.
  2. Mindful CSUSM is having a “Mindful of Race” by Ruth King book discussion this semester.  This will be co-led by Jocelyn Ahlers and Ranjeeta Basu.   
  3. And don’t forget the campus University Library Common Read: “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei.  There are several events related to the Common Read Events


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