#ThisIsAmerica

#ThisIsAmerica is a series that brings together UConn faculty, alumni, and students to discuss and unpack systematic racism, social justice, and human rights issues. It spotlights the individuals, organizations and movements fighting for justice and equity, and against oppression and white supremacy.

This is not a comprehensive guide, but a place to start the conversation.

Upcoming Event

September 24, 2020 1:00-2:15 PM via Zoom Webinar

#ThisIsAmerica: Social Disparities Facing Marginalized Communities
It's no secret that social disparities are prevalent in marginalized communities. The current climate of racism, white supremacy, anger, fear and divisiveness in America is having significant impact on many children and adults. Join us for the inaugural installment of our #ThisIsAmerica social justice series for a stimulating discussion as we learn about and analyze systems of oppression that affect minority communities. Topics covered range from ​​​​​​how students of color living in poverty are supported by their community, the mental health disparities among minority communities and racial profiling of African Americans during COVID-19 to the issues of obesity and food insecurity among minority communities, especially for African American women, and the ways racial equity supports nutritional health.
Panelists

  • Dr. Wizdom Powell, UConn Health Associate professor of Psychiatry & Director of Health Disparities Institute
  • Dr. Loneke Blackman-Carr, Assistant Professor of Community & Public Health Nutrition
  • Dr. Jennifer McGarry, Executive Director of Husky Sport & Professor, Department of Educational Leadership

Hosted by: AAAC (tbd)

RSVP by September 24 @ 12 PM.

 

Previous Events

May 28- I Am Not A Virus: Solidarity in a Time of Pandemic

UConn Social Justice Resource Guide:
Invoking Change and Celebrating Diversity

 

Library

  • Check out the curated list of eBooks about race and anti-racism available to UConn faculty, staff, and students. http://s.uconn.edu/race

Literature

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi

Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi

She Persisted and She Persisted Around the World by Chelsea Clinton

She Persisted and She Persisted Around the World by Chelsea Clinton

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Free Cyntoia by Cyntoia Brown

Free Cyntoia by Cyntoia Brown

Blended by Sharon Draper

Blended by Sharon Draper

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama

This Bridge Called My Back writings by Radical Women of Color

This Bridge Called My Back writings by Radical Women of Color

No, You Shut Up Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America by Symone D. Sanders

No, You Shut Up Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America by Symone D. Sanders

Papa, Daddy, and Riley by Seamus Kirst

Papa, Daddy, and Riley by Seamus Kirst

A Kids Book About Disabilities by Kristen Napper

A Kids Book About Disabilities by Kristen Napper

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

Well, That Escalated Quickly by Franchesca Ramsey

Well, That Escalated Quickly by Franchesca Ramsey

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

Our Time Is Now by Stacey Abrams

Our Time Is Now by Stacey Abrams

Woke A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne

Woke A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne

A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory

A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Antagonists, Advocates and Allies by Catrice M. Jackson

Antagonists, Advocates and Allies by Catrice M. Jackson
The Right Time
Identity Politics
Jemele Hill
NPR Code Switch
ESPN Daily
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McBride Sisters Collection
Clare Paint
Mahogany Books
The Honey Pot
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Healthy Roots Dolls
Mented Cosmetics
Partake Foods
Read Like A Rockstar
Triple O Polish