Responding to the Impact of Racial Violence

Racial Violence in America: A Virtual Workshop

In light of the recent current events regarding racial violence and injustice, the UCC and MSPS would like to provide a safe space for students to process their reactions and emotions. This will be a space for students to relate to and support one another while also allowing students an opportunity to give their input in regards to how we can best support your mental health and well-being.

Staff will be present to facilitate discussion on this important topic.

Date: Tuesday, June 23rd, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

Please sign up HERE by Tuesday, June 23rd at 2:00 pm ET to gain access to the Zoom meeting link, which will be emailed 10 minutes before the start of the forum.

Part I: Resources for the Students of Color

These resources provide links to articles on the impact of racial trauma on Black Americans, the impact of traumatic news, emotionally restorative self-care when coping with racial trauma, meditations, information about the link between racism and stress and anxiety for Black Americans, and much more. There is a lot of helpful information. Check it out!

How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism and Xenophobia

Tool: Interrupting Microaggressions

Part II: How To Be An Ally

Videos for Education on White Privilege


Recommended Articles and Next Steps:

Recommended Podcasts:

  • “Code Switch” (Series)
  • “1619” (Series)
  • “How to Be An Antiracist” (Episode) Unlocking Us – Brene Brown
  • “About Race”
  • “Seeing White”

Recommended Books:

  • Me & White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla Saad
  • White Fragility, by Robin Diangelo — for video, click here
  • How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
  • So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma, Oluo

Black Lives Matter Meditations
A 17-minute guided meditation for White people who identify as allies and/or accomplices to Black Lives Matter using mindfulness, affirmation, and metta (loving-kindness)