Anti-Oppression Resources for Learning, Reflection, and Action
Bryn Mawr College's mission states that the College has "a commitment to racial justice and equity across all aspects of diversity." Active civic engagement, whether through direct service, advocacy, or activism, is one way that Bryn Mawr students embody their values and demonstrate their individual and collective commitment to social justice. To honor and support that commitment, we are providing the list below of resources for learning, reflection, and action.
Resources for Student Activists and Protesters
- Protest Safety Guide (Source: Black Lives Matter, Seattle--King County)
- ACLU Know Your Rights: Protesters’ Rights
- Safety Tips for Protesters (Source: Amnesty International)
- FindYourRepresentative (Enter your address to find your elected representatives, how to contact them, bills they've introduced, committees they serve on, and political contributions they've received. Source: Common Cause)
- 9 Places to Volunteer Online (And Make a Real Impact) (Source: dosomething.org)
- Textio.com (bias-interruption tool that shows key language patterns in written content that impact how readers will react.)
- 5 Must-Do’s for Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions (Source: LinkedIn)
- National Black Lives Matter Website
- Anti-Racist Reading List (Source: New York Times)
- Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism Learning Resources (Source: Simmons College)
- Understanding White Supremacy Culture (Source: Showing Up For Racial Justice)
- What Does 'Defund the Police' Mean? (Source: The Atlantic)
- 6 Reasons Why It's Time to Defund the Police (Source: American Friends Service Committee)
- Anguish and Action (Resources from the Obama Foundation for social justice, anti-racism and police reform)
- Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism Education Resources (This guide is intended to provide general information about anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion as well as information and resources for social justice issues)
- Racial Equity Tools Glossary
- The Social Change Wheel (Source: Campus Compact Minnesota)
- Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equity
- Othering & Belonging Institute
- Black Mental Health Matters (Source: Sunshine Behavioral Health)
- Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others (Source: Pepperdine Online Programs)
Public Addresses, TEDTalks, Podcasts, etc.
- I Am So Tired (A message from Robert M. Sellers, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, University of Michigan)
- Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Audio: Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Toni Morrison's acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Literature 1993
- 12 Podcasts That Can Help Us Learn About Race and Racism in America
- 12 Movies to Watch to Educate Yourself About Racism and Protest History (Source: TIME)
- Philadelphia Black Lives Matter Website
- Philly We Rise
- Philadelphia Bail Fund (Supporting protesters and ending cash bail in Philadelphia)
- List of Black-owned Bookstores in Philadelphia (Source: Philly Voice)
- Philadelphia Black-owned Business Directory (Source: Philadelphia Sunday SUN)
- Alliance for a Just Philadelphia
Please note: this is a dynamic and living list—if you have suggestions for resources you would like to see included, please email Civic Engagement staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.