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#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.

Previous Events

Access previous #ThisIsAmerica programs and key takeaways here!

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

Algo le Pasó a Mi Papá by Bryan Stevenson

Algo le Pasó a Mi Papá by Bryan Stevenson

Somewhere We Are Human: Authentic Voices on Migration, Survival, and New Beginnings by Reyna Grande and Sonia Guiñansaca

Somewhere We Are Human: Authentic Voices on Migration, Survival, and New Beginnings by Reyna Grande and Sonia Guiñansaca

White Hot Hate: A True Story of Domestic Terrorism in America’s Heartland by Dick Lehr

White Hot Hate: A True Story of Domestic Terrorism in America’s Heartland by Dick Lehr

CD - print text also available

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

Watch Me: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration by Doyin Richards

Watch Me: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration by Doyin Richards

Behind the Mountains by Edwidge Danticat

Behind the Mountains by Edwidge Danticat

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

No Human Is Illegal: An Attorney on the Font Lines of the Immigration war by J. J. Mulligan Sepulveda

No Human Is Illegal: An Attorney on the Font Lines of the Immigration war by J. J. Mulligan Sepulveda

Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants by George W. Bush

Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants by George W. Bush

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

Education across Borders: Immigration, Race, and Identity in the Classroom by Patrick Sylvain, Jalene Tamerat, and Marie Lily Cerat

Education across Borders: Immigration, Race, and Identity in the Classroom by Patrick Sylvain, Jalene Tamerat, and Marie Lily Cerat

This Hostel Life by Melatu Uche Okorie

 This Hostel Life by Melatu Uche Okorie

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

Well, That Escalated Quickly by Franchesca Ramsey

Well, That Escalated Quickly by Franchesca Ramsey

Immigration in America: Asylum, Borders, and Conflicts by Danielle Smith-Llera

Immigration in America: Asylum, Borders, and Conflicts by Danielle Smith-Llera

White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall by Reece Jones

White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall by Reece Jones

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

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
Identity Politics
NPR Code Switch
Jemele Hill
Maktub Studios
Red Bay Coffee
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