Articles and information for reading, learning and teaching
UVA Carter G. Woodson Center
Background on race and racism locally and on college campuses. The first one is still in-progress but was developed by local high school students working with UVA undergrads.
The Illusion of Progress: Charlottesville’s Roots in White Supremacy (Carter G. Woodson student interns)
A Dark & Constant Struggle: 25 Years of Right-Wing Terrorism in the United States (Anti-Defamation League)
The Alt-Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know (Southern Poverty Law Center)
American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association has resources available for dealing with the aftermath of the recent violence, some of which may be helpful to you, colleagues, or family.
Talking to kids about discrimination. This document can help understand how to broach the topics of discrimination and difference with young children.
RESilience: Uplifting youth through healthy communication about race
Discrimination: What it is, and how to cope makes suggestions for healthy ways to deal with being the target of discrimination.
Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror. The ability to adapt well to unexpected changes and events can help people manage distress and uncertainty.
Education Week: 10 tips for engaging students in difficult conversations (geared for K-12 but applicable to HE)
- Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg
- Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution by Dana Caspersen
- Ferguson syllabus
- “Ferguson in the Classroom: How One College Took Up Race and Policing This Semester” by Err Whack
- “Teaching Ferguson” by Lisa Grace Lednicer
- Dr. Lisa Woolfork’s syllabus for EMGT 1530: Race, Racism, Colony, and Nation
- Supporting students with PTSD: Do we have a link for this? Something specific?
- “Resources for Educators to Use in the Wake of Charlottesville” by Anya Kamenetz
- The Op-Ed project
- Stop Talking: Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education by Libby Roderick
- Landis, Kay (ed.) Start Talking: A Handbook for Engaging Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education.
- How to teach students about thorny issues
- Fostering open communication in a culturally diverse classroom
- How to handle conversations over crises and difficult topics
- “The Minutes Before Class”
Teaching Resources for Difficult Times
- Supporting students who may have experienced trauma:
- How to talk to kids of color about White supremacy
- A collection of resources for teaching social justice
- Teachers Share Resources for Addressing Charlottesville Hate Rally in the Classroom
- Social Justice Book List by School Level
- Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc. resources on #Charlottesville: https://maec.org/charlottesville/
Counselors for Social Justice