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


Interactive Resources

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


WEBINARS and ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES

 

It’s great to see you #williamscollegestudents again! Welcome to #fallsemester2020 . We at the DC miss you and are busy working to get you back in our lives more! #williamscollege #weloveyou don’t forget to register for next weeks block party and also check out @wcblackstudentunion @converging.worlds event this Sunday! #williamscollegeyousopretty ...

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#daviscenterblockparty #daviscenter y’all!! We’re hosting a fall block party. #djsyxxfiggaz spinning! To register go to the URL: tinyurl.com/y6bqf9xd .... a great way to start a social distance safe Friday night. We look forward to seeing you! The whole DC team will be there...hope you will, too. ...

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#nationalscholarstrikeforracialjustice #nationalstrike #scholarstrike #racialjustic bit.ly/williamstownstrike @ibnusamahansari #scholarstrike ...

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The Black STEM Student Association (BSTEM) aims to create a safe and supportive space in which Black and other underrepresented students in the sciences are encouraged to continue their studies in the STEM+ fields and can freely and directly speak of their experiences. To help facilitate with these goals BSTEM is looking to build an alumni network and connect current students with Black alums in STEM+ fields. Please reach out if you interested or know anyone who might be! #williamscollege @wc.bstem @wcblackstudentunion @blackatwilliams #thedaviscenter ...

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Wednesday again! #louisonhouse offered #shelter and #transitionalhousing for #berkshirecounty . They’ve served many thousands not only with shelter but supports individuals barriers to #stablehousing the #homelessencampments are growing in the Berkshires quickly and with the lack of summer tourism money coming in, fall and winter will likely be very difficult. This great organization would love your support. Thank you for what you do, #louisonhouse. #communityservice day #berkshirenonprofits ...

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#protestsafety #protestsafely #blacklivesmatter #pdxprotest #keepfightingthegoodfight go to our website for more info on safe and legal protest resources, info on who to call, multiple language resources and more... thanks for #standingupfortheworld #standingupforwhatsright ...

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#thedefinitionofall #whatdoesallmean #blacklivesmatter ... deserving of more than dismissive statistics that belie the reality of many humans. ...

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It’s Wednesday already! #buildcommunitythroughlove #communityorganisations #williamstowntheaterfestival #wtfestival #berkshirecounty and #westernmass and anyone who wants to participate gets the opportunity to participate actively in #theater #inclusiveeducation #inclusicetheater ... funded in part by the WTF, this program truly has a wide gamut of the area’s community represented... this FREE program also helps people normally prohibited from access to theater, as a participant or viewer and really brings together #northernberkshirecommunitycoalition ... they are doing a virtual event this Friday, again free to all: t.ly/VH23 ...

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#WilliamstownMa making strides! #williamstownpublicaccess #racialequity #berkshires ...

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🥰 @blackatwilliams #williamscollege #thankyouforlistening ...

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Wednesday community group highlight time! The #BerkshireFoodProject started in part at #williamscollege with a goal of servicing the #northernberkshire region #northberkshirecounty with #foodaid in times of #foodinsecurity ... they served over 39,000 meals in 2018! They are currently working overtime to help. Thank you, Berkshire Food Project. Please consider helping this organization, fall and winter will be tough this year especially. #berkshirecounty #communitylove ...

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#williamscollegestorytime #williamscollegevirtualevents #july52020 #somethingtodo #keepupthecommunity ...

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July 4th is generally agreed to be the day that the #DeclarationOfIndependence was declared, though actually it was a couple days before. But the date stuck. Some now know it's a day of red, white and blue EVERYTHING: full of fireworks and parties--but a many don't think about the word "INDEPENDENCE," and what it means. Beyond independence from King George II's England, what would the #enslavedpeople have thought? As we know, #BerkshireCounty 's own #ElizabethMumbetFreemen noted the sour irony in declaring the equality of all 'men,' and was able to sue for her emancipation....but...most were not in that situation. Anyway, #TheBerkshires are home to a lot amazing people and institutions, including being the ancestral home of #WEBDubois , who helped bring about the #NAACP so if you're looking for a way to #CelebrateIndependenceDay mindfully, consider celebrating with the #BerkshireNAACP group for a reading of Douglass' great essay. One will be in #PittsfieldMA and another in #NorthAdamsMA and the final one is for "youth" (for whom most college students LUCKILY qualify!) and it's a ZOOM meeting. Click on this link to learn more about when and where. tinyurl.com/yd4s8rsk Best wishes on this bittersweet holiday, all. We hope you're well and that you and your family are healthy and happy. PEACE. ...

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**Northern Berkshire Community Group Highlight**
Each Wednesday #TheDavisCenter will highlight and profile a great Northern Berkshire nonprofit in hopes of increasing more interaction within our communities and because they just deserve to be celebrated...

#TeenCommunityCenter #RootsTeenCenter is a #NorthernBerkshire organization who wants to empower, encourage and just HEAR the voices of their community--welcome to all people between 14-22 from in and around #NorthBerkshireCounty including in #WilliamstownMA #NorthAdamsMA #FloridaMA #ClarksburgMA #AdamsMA and the many little hill towns that call this area home (and SouthernVT!).... they have a LOT of great programming and deserve some love for what they do for area teens. Perhaps you're looking for a great organization to belong to, to inspire this upcoming fall, #WilliamsCollege studentsand #WilliamsMinCo groups....or maybe you just want to be part of their #openmics , #herbalismcourses #artscourses or and cool virtual programs. There's a lot of isolation when you live in a beautiful mountain town so this kind of connection is important! Whether you'd like to get to know the community around the school better ( this also includes #MCLA #MassachusettsCollegeofLiberalArts students...) or are just looking for something to do--don't forget about the Roots crew.... check out their impressive Covid19 responsive programming (and just imagine what kind of programming could happen!.....I'm looking at you, DC community leaders.......) http://rootsteencenter.com/programs #BerkshireCountyLove #LoveYourCommunity
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This incredible piece of art is done by #WilliamsCollege 's own Manny Copeland '23! The #WilliamsStudentUnion and #WilliamsCollegeLibrary on this project described in the #WilliamsRecord as, "The Williams Black Lives Matter Project, a collaboration between the newly established Williams Student Union (WSU) and Williams Libraries, is aiming to capture student perspectives on the protests, from any place and in any form. With the project, its founders hope to build accounts of the ongoing movement into the historical and institutional record, even with campus itself nearly deserted.

“Basically the project is us trying to make up for the lack of media coverage or the lack of documentation that is currently happening involving the protests,” said Manny Copeland ’23, a WSU first-year representative and one of the co-founders of the project. “From our point of view, we noticed that there is a historical lack of proper accounting for Black experiences, or for truthfully talking about protests in a way that’s fair to all sides.” Learn more and see the full image at: tinyurl.com/ycq9q7mq #WilliamsCollegeArt
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Fake news is causing global harm.

As part of the global movement to tackle misinformation on June 30th, Verified and the United Nations are asking people around the world to adopt a simple behavioural change when they feel their emotions rising online:

"Pause. Take care before you share."


Misinformation spreading around the world is hampering our ability to make progress on many of the world’s most pressing issues: from fighting the pandemic, to the struggle for racial justice and the climate emergency.

Fake news acts like a virus. It exploits our weaknesses. Our biases. Our emotions.

It relies on us to share in the heat of the moment. Before our emotions subside. We cannot wait for technology companies to address the problem, when we can all take action now. Pause and take care before you share.

#pause. #takecarebeforeyoushare #avoidspreadingmisinformation #knowyoursources #criticalmediaconsumption #ConsumeMediaCritically #June302020
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#williamscollege read your email or go to Williams.edu/coronavirus/ ...

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Approximately 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today. About 14 percent of them (1 in 7) don't know it and need testing. KNOW so you can keep everyone else safe.
Each year, on June 27, we observe National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). On this day, we unite with partners, health departments, and other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. #hivtestingday #beaware #stdtesting #transhiv #HIVAIDS #loveisknowing
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from IBerkshires: our dear friend and colleague Bilal has been busy! "The Town Select-board changed their vote and voted for a commitment to work towards greater inclusion in Williamstown. "
https://conta.cc/2Yurymt
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