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Social Justice Resources

Guide to social justice resources for faculty, staff, students, and the public.

Self-care and Support

Overview

This page offers audio, visual, digital, and other online resources for BIPOC folks and communities healing from racial discrimination, trauma, oppression, and legacies of colonialism. The resources are incomplete and represent only a starting point. In the near future, we hope to expand this page based on student, faculty, staff, and additional stakeholder input.

Self-Care Infograph for Students, Faculty, and Staff of Color

The University of Connecticut's Office of Diversity and Inclusion created the infograph below with additional support from UConn SHaW’s Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion committee. The original file can be found on their Racial Justice Resources page. They have graciously given us premission to post the infograph with credit. The infograph provides 6 concrete acts students, staff, and faculty of color can take to begin healing from racial trauma.

Healing Music

Below is a collaborative playlist on Spotify titled "Grief and Honor." Currently it's 51 songs totalling to 3 hours and 30 minutes. The playlist spans a range of genres and features an array of BIPOC artists, from classic R&B and Gospel, like Marvin Gaye and Mahalia Jackson, to Hip Hop and contemporary R&B, such as Public Enemy and Jamila Woods. 

NPR Report: Racial Trauma

This short NPR report from 2015 begins delving into racial trauma (PTSD caused by racism). Reporter Cheryl Corley touches upon the legacies of institutionalized racism, microaggressions, and other subtle, persistent forms of discrimination to demonstrate their deleterious impact upon Black Americans. Using sound bites from experts across the country, the report also briefly examines symptoms of racial trauma and calls out the "American Psychiatric Association's manual of mental health disorders" for only "recogniz[ing] racism as trauma . . . when an individual meets certain criteria."

Additional Self-Care and Support Resources

Overview

We recognize that there are a plethora of resources for BIPOC self-care and healing. Below is a short list of resources, including articles, guides, hotlines, and organizations. We acknowledge that it's incomplete and hope to add more resources based on community recommendations over the coming months.

Articles

Organizations

Resource Guides and Toolkits