Be Actively Anti-Racist.
The University of New England School of Social Work stands with those who across the nation and the world are outraged by the senseless murders of many black lives. We recognize that in order to be part of a greater solution we must examine our role in perpetuating the problem. We must be accountable and then we must act. We must also call upon our colleagues and community partners to join in this collaborative accountability. For more on our position as a school to senseless lives lost to racism and other forms of oppression and socioeconomic disparities, please visit our official Response to George Floyd’s Death and Black Lives Matter Protests.
We hope you find these resources useful. Please contact us if you’d like to add anything to our page.
UNE School of Social Work Blog Posts on anti-racism:
- Alumna Carly Woolard ’20 reflects on COVID-19 and BLM
- Ambiguous Loss in the Time of COVID-19 and widespread protests for racial justice
- School of Social Work Response to George Floyd’s Death and Black Lives Matter Protests
- Racism is America’s Human Stain by Social Welfare Action Alliance
- George Floyd, #SayHisName
- Create an action plan for racial equity: Racial Equity Tools
- Hire and retain a diverse workforce:
- 100 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice by Corinne Shutack
- NASW-MA’s Racial Justice Terms & Definitions
- Anti-racism Resources for White People
- White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- White Supremacy Culture by Tema Okun
- When the ‘White Tears’ Keep Coming by Leah Donnella
- The Empathy Crisis of White America by Phillip Picardi
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race by Jay Smooth (video):
- A History of Racial Injustice (calendar)
- Safe Black Space
- The Melanated Social Work Podcast
- Mapping Police Violence