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

In light of ongoing systemic injustice, and in response to the most recent calls to action, Bartos Institute for the Constructive Engagement of Conflict offers online tools and courses for diversity, equity, and inclusion that will leave you feeling empowered and ready to move forward with tools and strategies for supporting all members of your community across differences of identity, geography, and perspective. UWC faculty, staff, friends, partners, and alumni are invited to join us JULY 16 - 18 for virtual sessions offering deeper discussion, learning, and community-building, as we strive to live into the UWC mission.

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.

Difficult Conversations Facilitator Training  presented July 17, 2020 by Bartos Institute Director Naomi Swinton (UWC-USA, ’89) and Ambassadorial Chair Dr. Selena Sermeño.  This session outlined Bartos Institute’s approach to facilitating Difficult Conversations, using Constructive Engagement of Conflict methodology and practices.

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