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:
- History of Police Brutality in America
- The Case for Reparations
- 1619 Project
- Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- A Guide for Sustaining Conversations on Racism, Identity, and our Mutual Reality by Steve Burghardt, Kalima DeSuze, Linda Lausell Bryant, & Mohan Vinjamuri
- 13th Documentary
Talk to Your Children
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:
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
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
I Run with Maud—Justice for Ahmaud Arbery Fundraiser
National Bailout Funds—Free Black Mamas