White Anti-Racism

White people have important roles to play in anti-racism work. The opportunities and resources below are to assist members of our campus community in learning about race, racism, and the practice of anti-racism. Our focus on white anti-racism is an institutional effort to relieve pressure often placed on people of color to educate white people about race, as well as to support and be in solidarity with change efforts led by people of color. 

Lunchtime Discussion Series

The lunchtime discussion series on white anti-racism is an informal space to discuss and learn about whiteness, with an emphasis on how white people can be better practitioners of anti-racism. All members of the campus community are welcome to participate. No matter where you are in your journey of anti-racism, you are welcome. Discussions often begin with a shared reading, and we only ask that participants keep the discussion centered on whiteness and white anti-racism. The discussions occur weekly on Mondays from noon-1 p.m. Check SpiderBytes, join the listserv, or contact Glyn Hughes for details.

Our themes for the academic year are embodiment and practice. In other words, we are going to lean into (1) reflecting more on the ways that racism is experienced in our bodies, and (2) being more intentional in focusing on putting anti-racism into practice, i.e. taking action. 

White Anti-Racism Listserv

The listserv is for members of the campus community who have participated in the lunchtime discussion series and serves as a means to extend those discussions and to share information.