Goals for Racial Justice Training
As a result of attending the Racial Justice workshop, participants will:
- Increase their confidence to engage in conversations about race and racism based on their knowledge about the topic.
- Understand various ways that racism exists in U.S. society.
- Agree that they have the tools they need to be allies for racial justice.
- Recognize resources they can utilize to learn more after training.
Racial Justice Training Workshops & Forums
Tuesday, July 14, 3 p.m.
Topic: Establishing Safety Within My Black Body
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Wednesday, Aug. 5, 3 p.m
Topic: Moving Through Discomfort as a White Ally
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Virtual Workshop on Abolition, Reform, and Defunding the Police / Wednesday, June 24 / 1-3 p.m.
Have you been wondering what all this talk of defunding the police is about? Do you want to participate in an open dialogue about the differences between abolition and reform? Do you want specific points of action that you can do in your local community to support community safety? Sponsored by the Black Student Union, Alumni Marco Bohnett and staff member Ian Urriola will be co-hosting a virtual workshop/discussion on abolition, reform, and defunding the police on Wednesday, June 24 from 1-3pm on Zoom.
This event has passed.
Trauma and Racism: How Do We Cope? / Thursday, June 25 / 3 p.m.
Join Cedric Wilson, Associate Director of the Counseling Center, and special guests as they explore racialized trauma and its impact on mental health. Learn what trauma looks like and techniques you can use to survive and thrive. Conversations will focus on historical racism and trauma as it relates to black and brown communities. The first session will be held this Thursday, June 25th at 3 p.m. via Zoom and will focus on Balancing Pain and Power in the Black Community. Assistant Professor of English Christin Taylor, Ph.D. will join as a special guest. This 3-part series will take place throughout the summer; you do not have to attend all 3 sessions to participate. 6/25 Zoom link: https://www.su.edu/coping.
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Community Forum: Strengthening the Relationship Between the Community & Law Enforcement / Saturday, June 27 / 1-3 p.m.
Organizations and individuals in Winchester have partnered to host a Community Forum: Strengthening the Relationship Between the Community & Law Enforcement. This forum will take place Saturday, June 27 from 1-3 p.m. in the James R Wilkins, Jr. Athletics and Events Center on Shenandoah University’s campus. Due to CDC guidelines, in-person space is limited. The forum will also be live streamed on Facebook, Zoom, and Youtube. Participants are asked to register so that organizers can disseminate information and track capacity for in person attendance and the virtual platform. All participants (whether in person or online) should register here: https://www.unitedwaynsv.org/
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In support of George Floyd
Ways to support the cause financially:
- George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
- Black Visions Collective: https://secure.everyaction.com/4omQDAR0oUiUagTu0EG-Ig2
- Reclaim the Block: https://secure.everyaction.com/zae4prEeKESHBy0MKXTIcQ2
- Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/
- I run with Maud Go Fund Me: https://t.co/nHGNZqHggE
- Black Lives Matter: https://t.co/wlrne7t9mw
- NAACP LCP: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6857/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=15780&_ga=2.153472824.100644161.1590943287-843631200.1590943287
- North Star Health Collective: https://www.northstarhealthcollective.org/donate
- Louisville Community Bail Fund: https://t.co/iDhc8fzwzP
- This website allows you to split your donation to multiple services and organizations across America: https://t.co/WajH2eSrF9?amp=1
- Chicago community bail fund: https://chicagobond.org/donate/
- Charleston, SC Bail Fund: https://t.co/VqVZJws64z
- Brooklyn Community Bail Fund: https://brooklynbailfund.org/
- Des Moines, Iowa Bail Fund: https://t.co/rqj3pQnF9h
- LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund: https://bit.ly/3cotIIo
- Excel Spreadsheet full of resources and links: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yrbSmMhv01VZpxhw-zViE2hYQZkixFiG6QGyreDaLMg/edit#gid=123144556
- More ways to help: https://t.co/eqPvDQKYdH
Small Black Owned Businesses Destroyed that need help:
- Rebuilding Scores Sports Bar: https://t.co/JXGYeTOkio
- Rebuilding Bole Ethiopian Cuisine: https://t.co/KsNGq9QsV4
- Rebuilding Juiced Up Vapors: https://t.co/e7LKAovtRt
- Rebuilding The Somali Museum of Minnesota: https://t.co/v4e0Skwe2G
- Bay Area Black-Owned Business Relief Fund: https://t.co/zNQ98Z05yg
- Rebuild Marcellus Barber Tools: https://t.co/gmQ5Yb4O13
- Downtown Raleigh Small Business Relief Fund: https://t.co/204nVzOaDP
- List of Chicago businesses that were affected and in need of donations: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-pbA3gxbXPhDPbylPbDbsMG54Rd6KUIt6E0UUUye2HA/edit?usp=sharing
Learn “What is Race?” and “Types of Racism”
These training slides guide viewers through the tough questions regarding race and racism.
Master List of Racial Justice Resources
Our recommended books and websites to help get you started, films and TV series to watch, organizations to follow on social media and on-campus resources. We also include a substantive list of Black/POC-owned local businesses as well as teaching resources appropriate for children.
Disclaimer: Resources below have been submitted by members of the SU community. Please use your judgement when choosing resources best suited to your needs.
- Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (Adams + Bell)
- White Fragility (DiAngelo)
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness(Alexander)
- How To Be An Antiracist (Kendi)
- 13th (DuVernay) — Netflix
- American Son (Leon) — Netflix
- Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to Rent
- Clemency (Chukwu) — Available to Rent
- Dear White People (Simien) — Netflix
- Fruitvale Station (Coogler) — Available to Rent
- I Am Not Your Negro (Baldwin) — Available to Rent/Kanopy
- If Beale Street Could Talk (Jenkins) — Hulu
- Just Mercy (Cretton) — Available to Rent
- King In The Wilderness — HBO
- See You Yesterday (Bristol) — Netflix
- Selma (DuVernay) — Available to Rent
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to Rent
- The Hate U Give (Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
- When They See Us (DuVernay) — Netflix
- Race Forward
- Racial Equity Tools
- Anti-Defamation League
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Dismantling Racism Works
- Project Implicit
- National Museum of African-American History & Culture
- Social Justice Toolbox
- National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE)
- Learn Racial Terms
- What is Race?
- What is Racism?
- Racism Defined
- 10 Myths About Affirmative Action
- Using the N-Word – If You Truly Knew What the N-Word Meant to Our Ancestors
- Using the N-Word – Why You Can’t Say the N-Word if You Are Not Black
- Explicit Bias in the Job Selection Process
- What is DACA and Who Are the Dreamers?
- Things Allies Need to Know
- Free Illustrations of Black People for Use in Presentations, etc.
- Smithsonian Announces “Race, Community, and Our Shared Future” Initiative
- “Talking About Race” Web Portal
- Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man
Black/POC-Owned Local Businesses
- Just Us II Barber Shop
- Vanessa’s Styles-Hair Braiding
- MICHELLE’S WIGS & MORE
- Sharp Edges Sawdy’s
- M D Hair Design
- CAPRI Beauty SALON
- The Best Little Hair Shop
- Lashes By Meeks
- Demi Rowe
- Hair by Olivia C.
- Malayas Glam Bar
- Visage Salon
- La Belle African Hair Braiding
- Heylo Hair Salon
- T-Bone’s Bar & Grill
- Caribbean Store
- Roaming Bistro
- Tropical Island Coffee & Cafe
- Island Delights Caribbean Restaurant winchester va
- Namaste Winchester Market
- Sona Restaurant
- Village Square Restaurant and V2 Oyster Bar & Lounge
- Water Street Kitchen
- Granny’s Place
- Manolete’s Taqueria Gourmet
- Taqueria Guadalajara
- D.A.H. Cuisine Kesha Harris
- NEER FOOD MART
- Cupcakes By Evvie
- Mixing With Mel -Mobile Bartending Service
- Aroma Deli
- Skrimp Shack
- Carribean Store
- Childhaven Preschool and Daycare
- Tee Spot Day Care
- Compassionate Home Care LLC
- Mercury Communications, LLC
- Gemz Clothing
- Exotic Himalayan Handicrafts
- Deals Steals
- Winchester Boxing & Fitness
- Unique Hoops Basketball Academy
- Fast James Frisbee
- All In Sports Training
- C-More Transportation LLC
- Southern Scrap & Waste Hauling
- Hulk Haulers VA
- Triple C Cab
- Miel’s Auto Detailing
- DJ EmJay Entertainment
- SL Hunter Photography
- Daniel Vipperman – Realtor
- Corey The Realtor
Tools For Speaking With Children
On Campus Resources
- Student of Concern Reporting: www.su.edu > Student Services > Student of Concern
- The Mosaic Center for Diversity (Brandt Student Center Room 120)
- [Not Just] Women’s Center (Racey Hall 1st floor)
- Spiritual Life (Goodson Chapel)
- Counseling Center (Cooley Hall)
- Department of Public Safety (540-678-4444)
- Men United for Excellence – Nate Tabourn
- International Programs – Bethany Galipeau-Konate