Resources for Action, Learning, and Cultural Change

Resources for Action, Learning, and Cultural Change

The resources below were gathered by our Constructive Engagement of Conflict staff and students to center justice, equity, and inclusion in our learning at this time. 

The diversity at UWC-USA is always cause for dialogue. Each cohort reflects on issues of power, privilege, accountability, and community. We engage with issues of identity, history, and individual and systemic oppression — listening and learning about one another’s experiences to understand and be transformed. 

Read UWC-USA President Victoria Mora’s Statement on the killing of George Floyd.

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“But the thing is, we treat racism in this country like it’s a style that America went through. Like flared legs and lava lamps. Oh, that crazy thing we did. We were hanging black people. We treat it like a fad instead of a disease that eradicates millions of people. You’ve got to get it at a lab, and study it, and see its origins, and see what it’s immune to and what breaks it down.”

— President Barack Obama

Relevant Events

Please join law professor, community activist, and author Arjun S. Sethi for a webinar on policing, surveillance, and its impact on communities of color. We'll explore racial profiling, predictive policing, facial recognition, NSA surveillance, and other trends and practices, including new developments in light of the demonstrations in so many U.S. cities today. Register here for the webinar.

Books to Read

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas (2017) Starr Carter, a 16-year-old black girl from a poor neighborhood becomes entangled in a national news story after she witnesses a white police officer shoot and kill her childhood friend, Khalil.

Featured Video

How should the U.S. address problems of violent policing? As a nation, we may be asking the police to do certain things that they shouldn’t, says Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Atlantic correspondent offers his take on the legacy of white supremacy in America today.

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