Advocate for Racial Equity Resources
We ask all of the Mines community to commit to learning more about unconscious bias and systemic racism. Find your own way to take meaningful action towards being an advocate, ally, and anti-racist. The following resources are great to start the learning process.
- Build empathy by reading Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay-Chances Are They’re Not by Danielle Cadet
- Still saying ‘all lives matter’? Read Why You Need to Stop Saying “All Lives Matter”
- Not sure where to start? Start here For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies by Courtney Ariel or Anti-racist future together by Jordan Brooks
- How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
- Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
- There are books for kids on #ownvoices.
- There are resources on culture, ethnicity, and race at the Arthur Lakes Library
- Code Switch (NPR)
- 1619 (New York Times)
- Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
- About Race
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
- 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
- American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
- If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
- The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
- Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
- Dominos of racial injustice and police brutality (Trevor Noah) — Youtube
- Talking to kids about racism in the media (Dr. Kira Banks) — Youtube
- Racism has a cost for everyone (Heather C. McGhee) — Youtube
- Sign the petition Black Lives Matter
- Support Denver’s Black-owned businesses
- Join Mines Parenting for Equity accountability group
- Start discussions about race and equity; use one of Mines DI&A Inclusion Icebreakers to start your next meeting or class.
- Leading white accountability spaces (3-week course) with Dr. Kathy Obear
- Amplify the contributions of African Americans and Black individuals on social media by using or following #amplifymelanatedvoices
- Call or write your local or state representatives. Make sure you’re registered to vote.
- Donate to Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Donate to Black Visions Collective
- Support protestors, donate to The Bail Project
- Donate to Taking Action through Solidarity
- Donate to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- Donate to Unicorn Riot
- Donate to Know Your Rights Camp
- Are you a campus leader or involved in your department or unit’s DI&A Implementation plan? Add a commitment to support racial equity to your plan.
- Contribute an idea, or start an accountability group on the Mines DI&A dedicated Teams channel
Many of these resources were assembled from a list published by Afar magazine.
If you uphold Mines DI&A values and want to state your commitment as an advocate for racial equity and anti-racism, add your pledge to this sheet. With Mines’ DI&A commitment to a shared responsibility, we encourage you to join the discussion and share your ideas for social change on the dedicated Teams channel.
Support Resources for African American & Black Communities
Recent events, and those that preceded, have been especially distressing for those who identify as African American or Black. We have worked with members of the Black Mines Community Alliance (MCA) to identify resources to help process this trauma:
- Black Girls Smile resources
- Black virtual therapist network: BEAM
- Black Lives Matter: Black and BIPOC mental health resources
- Black Mines Community Alliance– join as a general member, advocate or leader
- Google Doc Therapy Resources by Gladys
- Colorado Providers of Color
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
- Better Help
- Our Mental Health Minute
- The Safe Place App – Mental Health app geared toward the Black community
- Liberate – Meditation app for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color