CU Boulder Campus Resources For Standing Against Racism

Ombuds Office Lunch And Learn Series. Small Bites. Big Impact. 

“Staying In Conversation About Racism” Series With Kirsi Aulin And Donna Mejia

Slide 1 of "Staying In Conversation About Racism" Presentation

You may be wondering, what can you do? Donna Mejia and Kirsi Aulin will talk through five elements that you can engage with:
• Meeting the moment with awareness
• Questioning with courage
• Listening with sincerity
• Learning about valuable resources
• Acting with integrity

View the June 19th session: Staying In Conversation About Racism, Part 1 of 6, What Can I Do?
CU Boulder Associate Professor Donna Mejia and CU Boulder Ombuds Office Director Kirsi Aulin share an overview of the five elements of Staying In Conversation about Racism.

View the July 8th session: Staying in Conversation About Racism, Part 2 of 6, Meeting the Moment with Awareness 
CU Boulder Associate Professor Donna Mejia and CU Boulder Ombuds Office Director Kirsi Aulin take a deeper dive into what it means to meet the moment with awareness.

View the July 15th session: Staying in Conversation About Racism, Part 3 of 6, Listening Meaningfully and Wholeheartedly
CU Boulder Associate Professor Donna Mejia and CU Boulder Ombuds Office Director Kirsi Aulin take a deeper dive into what it means to listen meaningfully and wholeheartedly.

View the July 22 Session: Staying in Conversation About Racism, Part 4 of 6, Questioning with Courage
CU Boulder Associate Professor Donna Mejia and CU Boulder Ombuds Office Director Kirsi Aulin take a deeper dive into what it means to question with courage.

View the July 29 Session: Staying in Conversation About Racism, Part 5 of 6
CU Boulder Associate Professor Donna Mejia and CU Boulder Ombuds Office Director Kirsi Aulin take a deeper dive into what it means to learn about valuable resources.

View the August 5 Session: Staying in Conversation About Racism, Part 6 of 6
CU Boulder Associate Professor Donna Mejia and CU Boulder Ombuds Office Director Kirsi Aulin take a deeper dive into what it means to act with integrity.

CU Boulder Campus Resources

CU Boulder Student Dialogues: Skill Building Dialogue Series

Center for Inclusion & Social Change: Let’s Talk, Let’s Heal Together and e-Let’s Talk Informal Consultations and Interrupting Racism Interactive 90 Minute Skillsoft Training

Center for Teaching & Learning: Inclusivity: Take Action Ideas

Office of Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement: Combating Racism Together

Office of Faculty Affairs: Academic Freedom Conversation

Office of Undergraduate Education: Combating Racism Together 

University Libraries: Anti-Racism Resources

Other Resources

100 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Allyship at Work

Anti-racism Reading List

Black Lives Matter

Diversify CU Now

Donna’s Mejia’s Website Resource Page

Help for Dealing with Harassment (Vancouver Ihollaback Organization)

Mapping Our Roles in a Social Change Ecosystem

National Registry of Juneteenth Organizations and Supporters, History of Juneteenth

Southern Poverty Law Center, Responding to Everyday Bigotry

Southern Poverty Law Center, Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy

Teaching Tolerance, Topic on Race & Ethnicity

Teaching Tolerance Resources

Definitions

Cultural Racism Definition

Dr. Robin DeAngelo's definition of White Fragility:

“White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium. Racial stress results from an interruption to what is racially familiar."

Peggy McIntosh's definition of White Privilege:

"How one’s gender/race/etc. may lead to unearned advantages and requires a willingness and structural understanding to recognize racism as a default system that institutionalizes an unequal distribution of resources and power."

Take a deeper look at these authors and thought leaders:

Angela Davis

Bantu Stephen Biko 

bell hooks (Gloria Jean Watkins)

Edward Said

Frederick Douglas

Ida B. Wells

James Baldwin

Nelson Mandela 

Paulo Freire

Sojourner Truth 

Victor Frankl 

W.E.B. Du Bois

Zora Neale Hurston

Quotes

“We don’t do perfect here.” –  Dawn French

“We do the best we can. When we know better, we do better.” – Maya Angelou