An academic shutdown is planned for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10th ~
Scholars across the country will participate to engage White and non-Black scholars of color in efforts to combat racism. The action plan for June 10 is available here: https://www.shutdownstem.com/
If you participate, encourage you to include a message about the shutdown as part of your out of office e-mail message. This is a sample message; feel free to use as much or as little of the message as you like: On Wednesday, June 10th, I will be out of the office as I will be participating in the #AcademicShutdown and #Strike4BlackLives to engage in activities to eliminate racism and anti-Blackness.
More details about the strike are available here: https://www.shutdownstem.com/
CCHE challenges you to think about concrete steps you can take to address racism in the context of your profession, whether you are a(n) public health practitioner, researcher, instructor, or some combination of the three.
Below is a list of resources to aid you in this challenge. Our hope with so many others is if we as a collective commit to challenging racist systems in domains where we have influence, we can accelerate our march towards equity.
Racism, Anti-Blackness, and Allyship
- If you have already read the seven books listed in the Strategist article above, the following list has suggestions for continued study: https://www.ibramxkendi.com/blog/2018/10-cy55m-ms393-tsa64-9kb7c-t5e6w
Background on the Current Protests About Police Brutality
Addressing Racism in the Academy
- Racism in the Academe The New Millennium
- On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life
- Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia
- Strategies to Make Your Course Content More Inclusive Equity Focused and Antiracist
- Anti-racist pedagogy From faculty self reflection to organizing within and beyond the classroom
- Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum
Racism and Public Health
- Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
- Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Black Women’s Health Activism in America, 1890-1950
- The Power to Heal: Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America’s Health Care System
- Racism Science and Tools for the Public Health Professional
Thank you to HELI 2019 alumna Deeonna Farr, MPH, DrPH, of East Carolina University for sharing!