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Anti-Racism, #BlackLivesMatter, and Civic Action

Readings and resources on topics of anti-racism, white supremacy, abolition and prisons, policing, protest, and civic activism.

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Activism can be a source of healing but may also come at the expense of re-traumatization, burnout, and frustration. As students participate in advocating for change on campuses, they can gain agency related to their histories and identities, join a community, and develop important leadership skills. However, when student activists are not well supported, their experiences can be stressful and retraumatizing, leading to negative academic consequences. Faculty and staff who support students should be attentive to students who engage in campus and social activism in ways that support their healing, thriving and academic pursuits. This video series is a product of a collective effort between scholars and practitioners across the country. We hope you will join us as we increase awareness and understanding about the experiences of students of color and consider how to best support them so that they may be successful and thrive in the educational environment. This video series was sponsored and curated by: National Center for Institutional Diversity, The Steve Fund, Center for Academic Innovation, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

See entire series: Young, Gifted, @ Risk and Resilient: A Video Toolkit to Support the Well-Being of Students of Color -