UChicago Impact's Statement on Racial Violence

UChicago Impact stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

Please read our Dean's Statement on Racial Violence here

UChicago Impact stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). As an organization dedicated to quality teaching and learning, we know that real, meaningful change starts with educating ourselves about the lived experiences, oppression, and needs of the BIPOC community. In order to help support the facilitation of learning about race, cultural identity, and anti-racist activism with educators, students, and peers, we offer links to resources that have been curated by our colleagues at The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. This list includes links to resources on relevant literature on the history of racism, anti-racism, local community groups, influencers, and politicians who are engaged in this work. In doing so, we aim to support knowledge building and amplification of the voices of BIPOC. 

Educate Yourself, Talk with Your Children and Stay Informed

Engage with current and historical works, such as:

Talk to Your Children

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice

How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism

How to Talk to Kids about Race

10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids about Race

Resources from the Oak Park Public Library

Say Their Names—A toolkit from Chicago Public Schools to help foster productive conversations about race and civil disobedience

Don't Say Nothing by Jamilah Pitts—From the Teaching Tolerance website


Engage in Racial Justice Work.

Here are some resources to get you started on how to be involved:  

A Guide to Being an Ally

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice 

6 Things White People Can Do To Reach Friends and Family Members to End Racism

Learn about how to dismantle anti-Black racism. Showing up for Racial Justice has many chapters around the country and tend to be predominantly white spaces where white people support other white people in becoming anti-racist.

Support Organizations and Groups Working Toward Change

Black Youth Project 100

Color of Change

Race Forward

Communities United for Police Reform



Teaching Tolerance

Contact Your Members of Congress

Contact your Congressional representative to endorse the resolution introduced by Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Ilhan Omar (MN-05), in partnership with Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) denouncing police brutality, racial profiling, and use of excessive force.

Make a Donation to Memorial and Bailout Funds

George Floyd Memorial Fund 

Minnesota Freedom Fund 

I Run with Maud—Justice for Ahmaud Arbery Fundraiser 

National Bailout Funds—Free Black Mamas

Dream Defenders

Black Visions

Reclaim the Block

MPD150 (People’s Project Evaluating Policing)

Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

Northstar Health (Mutual Aid MN) 

Brooklyn Community Bailout 

Louisville Community Bail Fund