The Mary and Jeff Bell Library stands firmly against all forms of racism. We support Black Lives Matter and the stance against the continued discrimination and violence against the Black community. This guide, a growing collection of racial justice and anti-racism resources, serves to give voices to the oppressed. We encourage you to explore the resources, watch the videos, listen to the recommended podcasts, and to grow, for knowledge is only the beginning. We hope that you may use this knowledge to find your own voice and to take action towards the end of racism.
We echo the sentiments of President Kelly Miller in her Campus Announcement sent on June 1, 2020:
"As a University, we remain steadfast in our commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion. We provide educational experiences that include the development of engaged citizens. We graduate students who are critical thinkers and problem solvers. We prepare leaders that strive to create a more equitable and just society. These qualities and this type of leadership are crucial to the future of our country. Still, there is more we can do, and there is more we will do."
We want this to be a growing, changing guide and are open to suggestions and resource submissions! To submit resources to add (such as books, organizations, online resources), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.