Voices of Black Leaders in Lane County

  • Eugene Springfield NAACP

  • Lane African American/Black Student Success programProgram to improve academic outcomes for African American/Black students and to achieve a vision of an equitable education system in Lane County. 

Black Lives Matter Resources

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Black Lives Matter 

 

CENTER FOR EQUITY PROMOTION

College of Education, University of Oregon

We at the Center for Equity Promotion stand in solidarity with Black students, staff, and faculty at the University of Oregon (UO), and all those whose lives have been shattered or are threatened by police brutality, and by state-supported and condoned terror against Black people. We also stand with protestors (both visible and behind-the-scenes) whose groundswell of outrage and support for Black Lives Matter is cause for hope. To sustain today’s momentum to dismantle systemic racism requires tremendous will, diligence, humility and everyday courage. It also requires that we have each other’s back, as Dr. Michelle McKinley noted in her reflection (below). Below are resources at the UO and beyond to offer support and to inspire critically conscious anti-racist action. (Note: These resources are a starting point and we welcome additions and corrections; ceqp@uoregon.edu.)

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Voices of Black Leaders at the UO

 
 

Anti-racism

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Anti-Racism Courses in Oregon

Equity by Design, anti-racism courses beginning in July: Foundations in anti-racism (beginner level), and Being An Agent of Change: Somatics, Sovereignty, Solidarity & Sustainability (for those active in anti-racism for 12 months+)

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Media Resources to Promote Anti-Racist Critical Consciousness & Action

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Resources for Parents, Children, and Adolescents
(English)

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  • Voces del Futuro y Maria Álvarez: Hablando sobre niños, medios y tecnología 

  • Common Sense Latino: Cómo hablar con los niños sobre violencia, racismo y trauma en un mundo saturado de noticias

  • EmbraceRace with MomsRising: 10 consejos para enseñar y hablar a los niños acerca de la raza 

  • Commonsensemedia.org: Cómo hablar con los niños sobre el racismo y la violencia racial

  • Parent Toolkit: Cómo hablar con tus hijos sobre el racismo

  • Healthychildren.org: Cómo hablar con los niños sobre los prejuicios raciales 

  • Impactolatino.com: ¿Cómo hablar con los hijos sobre el racismo y la discriminación? 

  • Reportehispano.com: ¿Cómo hablar con los hijos sobre racismo? 

  • Cómo hablar con los niños sobre racismo y protestas (video) 

  • Cómo educar a los niños sobre el racismo y la igualdad (video) 

  • Zero To Three: Racismo y violencia: Su influencia como padres para apoyar a los niños de 2 a 5 años de edad 

Resources for Parents, Children, and Adolescents
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 BOOKS

  • White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo

  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • Me and White Supremacy, Layla F Saad

  • Born a Crime, Trevor Noah

  • Becoming, Michelle Obama

  • The Color Purple, Alice Walker

  • Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths, Elizabeth Acevedo (children’s book)

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

  • Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo

  • Dreams From My Father, Barack Obama

  • Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi

  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

  • Sulwe, Lupita Nyong’o (children’s book)

  • Beloved, Toni Morrison

  • Counting Descent, Clint Smith III

  • Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi

  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X Kendi and Jason Reynolds (YA book)

  • They Said This Would Be Fun, Eternity Martis

  • The Skin We’re In, Desmond Cole

  • The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander

 SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS

  • Rachel Elizabeth Cargle, writer and activist (Instagram)

  • Deray Mckesson, activist (Twitter)

  • Brittany Packnett, activist (Twitter)

  • Tyrone Rex Edwards, reporter (Instagram)

  • Tracy Peart, makeup artist (Instagram)

  • Nikki Ogunnaike, Deputy Fashion Director, GQ (Instagram)

  • Nikole Hannah Jones, journalist (Twitter)

  • Donte Colley, influencer (Instagram)

  • Mustafa the Poet, poet and songwriter (Instagram)

  • Danielle Prescod, Style Director, BET (Instagram)

  • Kathleen Newman-Bremang, writer (Twitter)

  • Roxane Gay, writer (Twitter)

  • Shannae Ingleton Smith, entrepreneur (Instagram)

  • Sasha Exeter, influencer (Instagram)

  • Clint Smith III, writer, poet and scholar (Twitter)

 PODCASTS

  • Still Processing, hosted by Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris (The New York Times)

  • Pod Save the People, hosted by Deray Mckesson (Crooked Media)

  • 1619, hosted by Nikole Hannah Jones (The New York Times)

  • Code Switch, hosted by Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby (NPR)

  • Code Black, co-founded by Renee Duncan, Bunmi Adeoye and Maxine McDonald (Code Black Communicator Network)

  • Seeing White, hosted by John Biewen (Scene on Radio)

  • The Diversity Gap Podcast, hosted by Bethaney Wilkinson (The Diversity Gap)

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What is PeerLearning.net?

For people of color and their allies

  • Live Another Day - Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for people of color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources. They have guides for black, Latinx, Asian, and native people.

  • The Summit Wellness Group - Written and curated by women of color, this guide features 61 mental health and substance use resources for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community.

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Therapeutic Resources

“For those experiencing racial battle fatigue and for those of us who benefit from white privilege (and other types of privilege) to work for change out of love, not guilt and for supporting people of color. With deep gratitude to all of you who are working toward positive change! Please take care of yourselves so that you can keep doing the work.” –Dr. Deanna Linville, Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology and Human Services.

  • Resources for Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs), including self-care for persons of color and practical ways to counter racism. 

  • Why People of Color Need Spaces without White People

  • At Home with Brittany Packnett Cunningham, an activist and co-founder of Campaign Zero. She talks about the essential role of MFTs to acknowledge and recognize the effects of racial trauma, dismantle the systems of oppression/institutional racism, and promote social justice.

  • Sunshine Behavioral Health, a free resource that provides education regarding mental health issues facing the black community.

  • Live Another Day – Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for people of color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources. They have guides for black, Latinx, Asian, and native people.

  • The Summit Wellness Group – Written and curated by women of color, this guide features 61 mental health and substance use resources for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you or answer any questions you may have

Dr. Heather McClure, Director

1-541-346-8904 | hmcclure@uoregon.edu

Dr. Fátima Elvira Terrazas-Arellanes, Associate Director

1-541-346-3798 | fatima@uoregon.edu 

 

Betsy Ruth, Operations Coordinator 

1-541-346-2585 | betsyr@uoregon.edu

 

Teodoro Reyes Ramirez, Business Manager

1-541-346-4116 | treyesra@uoregon.edu

Sandra Epple, Administrative Assistant

1-541-346-8898 | sepple@uoregon.edu

CEQP Mailing address:

6215 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-6215

CEQP Physical address:

1600 Millrace Dr., Suite 307, Eugene, OR