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Antiracism Resources

University 101 was created almost 50 years ago in the wake of civil unrest and social injustice. Yet, many of the problems we faced in the 1970s are the same problems that we battle today. We have a responsibility and a platform to address racism head on. The resources and workshops on this page aim at educating and supporting our instructors, graduate leaders, and peer leaders on this topic. 

Resources on SharePoint

Visit SharePoint for resources, activities, and lesson plans focused on antiracism education. We will continue adding to this folder, and will also be partnering with various offices and experts across campus to help with these materials.

Past Workshop Recordings 

Beyond "Both Sides": An Introduction to White Supremacy in US History- Tuesday, June 16
Presenter: Dr. Dave Snyder, Faculty Principal of the Carolina International House at Maxcy College & Clinical Associate Professer of History and Global Studies
This session offers a brief context for the #blacklivesmatter protests that have dominated headlines in this and previous years. This presentation challenges the prevailing practice of evading understanding of race in American history through the use of euphemism. Rather, with clear historical reference, "Beyond 'Both Sides'" insists that white supremacy has been a defining and shaping force in American history. Understanding the history of racism in America is an important first step in preparing to facilitate discussion around the topic with first-year students.

Understanding Structural Racism and Implicit Bias- Tuesday, July 14
Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Gunter and Latesha Murray, SC Collaborative for Race and Reconciliation
This workshop will serve as a primer on understanding the basics of structural racism and how implicit bias affects our judgement. It will include terminology, useful language, and applicable statistics. All of this will be presented with the intention of calling people into the discussion so that we can learn from each other and our experiences. This workshop will include mini-lectures, activities, and small breakout sessions.

Teaching/Learning the 4th "R" - Racial Literacy- Monday, July 27
Presenter: Dr. Michelle Bryan, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of Education
The need for today’s instructors to develop or deepen their capacity to facilitate effective discussions about race and racism in the classroom has never been greater; yet, many of us were never given explicit instructional strategies for effectively cultivating meaningful discussions on race. Nonetheless, the prevailing forces of demographic change in the U.S. (as well as resistance to that change) will directly tie our students’ future success to their ability to deploy a set of resources, conceptual tools, and racial vocabularies to name, discuss, and address shifting manifestations of race/ism at multiple levels (e.g. individual, institutional, cultural). In this workshop, participants will explore two different yet complementary definitions of racial literacy and their relevance to the classroom. In addition, we’ll cover strategic community-building as a requisite for facilitating meaningful conversations and explore why “straight talk” about race/ism can be difficult in the absence of commitments to both candidness and vulnerability. In addition to acquiring useful tips and resources, participants will garner insights and strategies derived from our shared experiences engaging in this work.

 

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