Anti-Racism Resources

Inspiration & Resources in and around the Williams College and Williamstown

Academic & Williams College Curated Resources

Racism and the Legacy of Enslavement in and around Williamstown, MA

Podcasts & Ted Talks

Netflix Documentaries

Implicit Bias Tests

Organizations & Fundraising

Facilitation

LITERATURE & MEDIA

Williams College Library's available collection on racism & anti racism PDF

NONFICTION:

  • How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi (Amazon / Bookshop)
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson (Amazon / Bookshop
  • Raising Our Hands: How White Women Can Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations, Start Accepting Responsibility, and Find Our Place on the New Frontlines by Jenna Arnold out June 23, 2020 (Amazon / Bookshop
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele (Amazon / Bookshop
  • How To Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal M Fleming (Amazon / Bookshop
  • So You Wanna Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Amazon / Bookshop
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (Amazon / Bookshop
  • White Tears, Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad (Amazon / Bookshop
  • The End of Policing: How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative by Alex S. Vitale (Amazon / Bookshop)
  • Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals have Reinviented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by  (Amazon/Bookshop)

CURATED BOOK LISTS

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Please join us for a discussion of abolition, organizing, anti-Asian American violence, and the colonial-racial logics of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Dylan Rodríguez this Friday, April 16th, at 3pm Eastern.

Dylan Rodríguez is a professor in the Department of Media & Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. Rodríguez's thinking, writing, teaching, and scholarly activist labors address the complexity and normalized proliferation of historical regimes and logics of anti-Black and racial-colonial violence in everyday state, cultural, and social formations. He conceptualizes abolitionist and other forms of movement as part of the historical collective genius of rebellion, survival, abolition, and radical futurity.

Rodríguez is a Freedom Scholar and a recent president of the American Studies Association. Rodríguez is also the author of three books: White Reconstruction: Domestic Warfare and the Logic of Racial Genocide (2021), Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime (2006), and Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition (2009). He is also co-editor of the field-shaping anthology Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader (2016). 

If you'd like to get a jump on the conversation, check out this article by Kayla Hui for Prism: "The answer to anti-Asian racism is not more policing"

This event is sponsored by the Williams College Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences and was organized by members of the "Race and Precarity in Pandemic Times" reading group. The event will not be recorded. Please direct questions about the event to Prof. Jan Padios at [email protected]
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What has been the experience of local Berkshire County AAPI during Covid-19? What were the experiences at work and at home? Please join The Davis Center on a panel discussion with local AAPI leaders, Helen Moon, Yukon Cohen, and Michelle Decepida as they reflect on the past year! Zoom link: bit.ly/3dsmENf. Image description: A purple background with concentric circles overlaid with images of the three panelists. ...

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Williams DREAM is a new student group committed to disabled community, self-advocacy, pride, and culture. Disabled students and non-disabled allies are both welcome to join! Image Description: Text over a purple background reading "Join DREAM: Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentorship, the new disability RSO on campus! 5pm Eastern Wednesday, April 7th. Zoom link in bio. ...

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Root is an EphVenture program designed to raise questions and generate discussions about who we are, where we live and how we interact with the various environments we occupy. We use ‘environment’ to refer to rural and urban, natural and constructed, and sociocultural spaces that shape our interactions with each other and with the world. [Photo ID: The image shows a neon green box with a dark green border surrounded by a print of leaves in different shades of green.] ...

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@cisa_wc @williamsinternationals @williamscollegeiss @socawc @williams_africans @ephsasa @williams.msu #williamsdaviscenter #williamscollege Career Webinar for Undocumented, DACA, and TPS Students: This workshop will focus on career exploration for undocumented students with DACA, TPS, or no work permit. We'll cover information about internship and work options, how and when to answer questions about status, and resources for job searches.

No registration required; no attendance will be taken at this event. Please contact ec12 for links and additional information.
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#unmaskingcovid19 @naacpberkshires @berkshirepride #berkshirecommunities #BerkshireCounty @devalpatrick former #massachusettsgovernor #devalpatrick will be meeting with @williamsdaviscenter 's director will be there! All are welcome! #vaccinationeducation #covid19 #williamscollege #williamstownma #pittsfieldma #northadamsma @simons_rock ...

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Hi everyone! It’s me Devon Parfait (‘22) again. Tomorrow I will co-presenting a talk with Ronadh Cox, a Geoscience professor here at the college, and Chief Shirell of my tribe the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi Chitimacha Choctaw. If you are interested to learn more about our collaboration, the Louisiana tribes, or just have some spare time, I would love for you to be a part of the event! Go register! ...

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As you reflect on and celebrate the life and legacy of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., consider stopping by the First Congo Church to make canned food donations, mitten donations, or grab a letter writing kit! Document your participation on social media using the hashtag mlkmountaintop! #mlkmountaintop More information for engaging can be found at http://alturl.com/3o5ia. ...

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Join us for programming celebrating and reflecting on the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More information on how to engage here: http://alturl.com/3o5ia. [Photo ID: The image shows a black and white photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking in front of five microphones laid over a light blue background with polka dots on the right, stripes on the left, and a yellow circle behind MLK Jr.’s head.] ...

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We are hosting our annual Summer Internship Workshop event, The Three Rs: Researching, Resumes, and Recommendations on Saturday, December 5th from 6-7PM EST. This event is catered towards underclassmen who would like guidance on the summer application process. This first part of our Summer Internship series will focus on researching programs, creating one’s resume and cover letter, and asking for recommendations. #OURstem+ @ephcareers
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Here’s the link to join OURSTEM+ (also to receive resources after the event): https://bit.ly/3m2y5in
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stay connected but stay apart!! we're sad to no longer inhabit the same square miles and the increased covid-19 risk means we won't be gathering in-person, but that doesn't impact our plans to party virtually!

Join in for a live set from Miami-Based DJ @UltraTHEM hosted by Williams Beyond the Binary on Sat Nov 21st, 8-9pm est via https://williams.zoom.us/j/95807343058
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#End SARS is a #decentralisedsocialmovement and series of mass protests against #policebrutality in #Nigeria. The slogan calls for the disbanding of the #SpecialAnti-RobberySquad (#SARS), a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses. Tens of thousands of Nigerians have been demonstrating for weeks.
Join us for a panel conversation on the #EndSARS Protests and the repressive response by the state in Nigeria. Our panelists are #AbosedeGeorge, Associate Professor of History and #AfricanaStudies at Barnard College and #JacobOlupona, Professor of #AfricanReligiousTraditions, with a joint appointment as Professor of African and African American Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at #HarvardDivinitySchool. The conversation will be moderated by #BenjaminTwagira, Assistant Professor of History at Williams College. Audience Q&A to follow.
Co-Sponsored by the History Department, Global Studies, Africana Studies, WASO (Williams African Students Organization), and the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies.

Please see link in poster to register
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