We provide resources and information about open meetings during this 48-hour period of teach-ins and reflection about police violence and the need for racial justice.

Scholars Anthea Butler and Kevin Gannon have called for a #ScholarStrike September 8 and 9 to enable faculty, students, and staff to participate in a national teach-in and discussion of police violence and the urgent call for racial justice. They suggest that during these 48 hours, we should take time to reflect on who we are, what we believe in, and what we can do to move ourselves, our institutions, and our communities toward those values.

In support of this reflection, we hosted two open meetings for faculty & staff.

Here, we provide resources to enable you to study and reflect either individually or with your students and/or colleagues. You may use the hashtag #ScholarStrike (and look here), and follow the ScholarStrike Youtube channel here, to find additional resources and discussions.

Suggested Reading and Viewing:

Systemic Racism Explained by Newton’s First Law by Tim Wise

Equal Justice Initiative report: Reconstruction in America

The Difference between First-Degree Racism and Third-Degree Racism, The Atlantic

Abolishing Carceral Technologies by Sarah Hamid

What a ScholarStrike for BLM Can Do by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, one of the organizers of a June 2020 STEM strike

Black and Blue: Exploring Racial Bias and Law Enforcement study

Law, Structural Racism, and COVID-19 study

Tim Wise lecture: Race, Crime and the Politics of Fear in America, 2017

Adam Foss TED Talk: A Prosecutor’s Vision for a Better Justice System

Phillip Atiba Goff TED Talk: Making Racism a Solvable Problem

Anthea Butler talks with Simran Jeet Singh onĀ Anti-Racism and white supremacy

Tim Wise lecture: Higher Education’s Urgent Imperative to Become Antiracist, 2020

Policing without the Police conversation: Ruha Benjamin and Dorothy Roberts

NPR’s CodeSwitch podcast episodes on race and policing

Atlantic visualization of Mass Incarceration and paired contemporary and historical Atlantic articles on race

Global Dimensions of Black Lives Matter: ScholarStrike lecture by Joseph Pierce

Bonus Material: General Anti-Racism and Allyship in the Classroom Resources