Teaching Justice: Resources for the Times
Resources for teaching toward respect, community building, compassion, belonging and away from the violences of racism, white supremacy, dehumanization and inequity.
Listed below are a few resources culled from the Wabash Center Resources Collection to support teachers challenged by this movement.
- Teaching Diversity and Justice in the Wabash Center Resource Collection
- Civic Engagement in the Wabash Center Resource Collection
- Teaching For Social Justice and Civic Engagement Blog Series
- Race Matters in the Classroom Blog Series
The Wabash Center Journal On Teaching
- Issue 1:1 Forum – The Teaching Legacy of Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon
- Issue 1:2 Forum – Dr. James H. Cone As Teacher and Mentor
Selected Resources From The Wabash Center Syllabus Collection
POD list-serv (for directors of college and university teaching and learning centers)
- The Antiracist Pedagogy Reading List compiled by Andrea Aebersold, Ph.D – University of California, Irvine
- Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes from a White Professor by Cindy Kernahan
- From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education by Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux
- Start somewhere: Resources on equity and inclusion for STEM and higher education by Kate White (Western Michigan University) and Naneh Apkarian (Western Michigan University)
- Together and Alone? The Challenge of Talking About Racism on Campus by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- The Psychology of Radical Healing Syllabus by The Psychology of Radical Healing Collective
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh (1989)
The Chronicle of Higher Education
- A Survival Guide for Black, Indigenous, and Other Women of Color in Academe by Aisha S. Amad
- Supporting Underserved Students in a Crisis – Jul 9, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
- ‘We Can’t Ignore This Issue’: How to Talk With Students About Racism by Beth McMurtrie
- How Your Syllabus Can Cater To Every Student by Beckie Supiano
- Special Report/Collection: Law Enforcement and Academe
- How Higher Ed Can Fight Racism: Speak Up When It’s Hard by Francie Diep
- After George Floyd’s Killing, What Academics Can Do by G. Gabrielle Starr
- Three College Leaders on Hope, Despair, and the Killing of George Floyd by Jack Stripling
- As George Floyd Protests Rock Cities, Students and Presidents Condemn Systemic Racism by Andy Thomason
- Equity in 2020 Requires More Than A Diversity Statement by Aisha S. Amad
- What Does It Mean to Support Vulnerable Students During the Pandemic? By Beckie Supiano
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
- What Do We Tell Our Children, Our Students? By Quinton T. Ross, Jr.
- UVA and Harvard Presidents Criticized for Their Responses to George Floyd’s Death by Shailaja Neelakantan
- Survey: Students of Color Report Greater Academic, Emotional Toll From Pandemic by Jessica Ruf
- The Weaponry of Whiteness, Entitlement, and Privilege by Tammy E. Smithers & Doug Franklin
- Universities Plan Fall Initiatives to Address Systemic Racism and Police Brutality by Sarah Wood
Inside Higher Ed
- Words Matter for College Presidents, but So Will Actions by Lindsay McKenzie
- A Dozen-Plus Ways You Can Foster Educational Equity by Viji Sathy, Kelly A. Hogan and Calvin M. Sims
- Channel Outrage and Disillusionment Into Action by Isis Artze-Vega
- Evidence-Based Action Is Required by Shaun R. Harper
- Making Sense of the Senseless by Colleen Flaherty
- No More Statements by Walter Kimbrough
- Calls for Change by Lindsay McKenzie
- Are Campus Leaders Prepared for the Impact of the Racial Crisis? by Adrianna Kezar, Sharon Fries-Britt and Lorelle Espinosa
- Breading Down Diversity Statements by Colleen Flaherty
1619 (New York Times)
Armchair Expert (Episode with Heather McGhee)
Code Switch (NPR)
Fare of the Free Child Podcast
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Pod for the Cause (Leadership Conference’s Podcast on Civil & Human Rights)
Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
Throughline Podcast (NPR)
White Lies (NPR)
Resources at Colleges and Universities
- Belmont University – Resources on Racism, White Supremacy, and Black Lives Matter
- Harding University – Critical Issues Syllabus
- Pepperdine – Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others
- Smith College – Generating Justice Resources
- Virginia Commonwealth University – Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Resources on Anti-Racism
- West Virginia University – Resources: Racism and Pedagogy
- West Virginia University Press – Pedagogies of Care
- Wheaton College (Massachusetts) – Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator
- Willamette University – Antiracism Statement. Black. Lives. Matter.
Wabash Center Resource Collection Race Matters In The Classroom (blog)
How to be anti-racist: Speak out in your own circles features quotes by Jennifer Harvey, Wabash Center Symposium leader.
Change Agent Church in Black Lives Matter Times: Urgency for Action by Valerie A. Miles-Tribble. Volatile social dissonance in America’s urban landscape is the backdrop as Valerie A. Miles-Tribble examines tensions in ecclesiology and public theology, focusing on theoethical dilemmas that complicate churches’ public justice witness as prophetic change agents. She attributes churches’ reticence to confront unjust disparities to conflicting views, for example, of Black Lives Matter protests as “mere politics,” and disparities in leader and congregant preparation for public justice roles. As a practical theologian with experience in organizational leadership, Miles-Tribble applies adaptive change theory, public justice theory, and a womanist communitarian perspective, engaging Emilie Townes’s construct of cultural evil as she presents a model of social reform activism re-envisioned as public discipleship. She contends that urban churches are urgently needed to embrace active prophetic roles and thus increase public justice witness. “Black Lives Matter times” compel churches to connect faith with public roles as spiritual catalysts of change.
MICROAGGRESSIONS TRILOGY by Ron Berk (2017)
The trilogy also addresses how to respond to microaggressions. Guidelines are presented for professional development, curriculum design, and training workshops, including dialogues with students and mentoring. Both institutional and individual responses are suggested that can be implemented immediately.
Down With Brown Blog. More than a Reading List: Challenging Anti-Black Racism in the Field of South Asian Religions. This guest post by the Auntylectuals asks scholars in their field–South Asian religions–to reimagine what it means to be an anti-racist scholar. While their call is to a specific academic community, we think that there is much to be learned from their post as all of us reimagine our teaching and research to become more anti-racist. You can contact the group at email@example.com and find them on Twitter @auntylectuals.
Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man Series
A conversation with Emmanuel Acho about race that many white people have never been able to have. Guests include Chip & Joanna Gaines and Matthew McConaughey.
Join Academics for Black Survival and Wellness Week: Beginning on Juneteenth, Friday, June 19 – Thursday, June 25, 2020. A weeklong personal and professional development initiative for academics to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability and collective action. Sign up here.
American Psychological Association: Facing The Divide: Psychology’s Conversation On Race and Health. Facing the Divide is a video series designed to bring psychological science to the conversation regarding the connections among race, racism and health. As experts on human behavior, psychologists have a unique perspective that can inform critical analysis of race relations. We can help you to facilitate constructive dialogues around race in the classroom or workplace. Healthy dialogue is necessary to face and eventually bridge the nation’s racial divide.
Selected Films & Documentaries
Crime + Punishment
Do Not Resist
Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap
I Am Not Your Negro
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992
Let the Fire Burn
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
When They See Us