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Community-Sourced Racial Justice + Equity Resources

Last updated on Jun 03, 2021

On this page, you’ll find a gathering of resources suggested by members of the CCA community—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—who have found them helpful and want to share them with our peers, colleagues, and friends. This list is not intended to be comprehensive, definitive, or static—it is simply a list shared by members of our community with one another. We hope you find it helpful, too.


Members of the CCA community who would like to contribute a resource, please do so here.


Sections


Juneteenth

Staff of Color Alliance (SOCA), Faculty of Color Alliance (FOCA) and Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) Joint Statement on CCA's Acknowledgement of Juneteenth and Introduction to Juneteenth Resources

On June 19th, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to seize control of the state and to announce the end of slavery––a full two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Today, Juneteenth is considered this nation's second independence day, and is the occasion for celebration, education, and service.

This understanding of Juneteenth informs the College’s approach to the day as well as the selection of information, linked below. Our aim is to provide the College’s communities an opportunity to appreciate and understand what the day represents. Recognizing Juneteenth does not ameliorate the ongoing institutional barriers to racial equality in America, but it can be an acknowledgement of Black people’s contribution to American history and how much of that contribution has come with tremendous suffering.

Some might volunteer, others might spend time with family, and others still might use the day to rest and reflect. No matter your plans, we encourage individuals to find a way to hold on to the historical memory of what Juneteenth is, why it’s being celebrated, and why now: The work to be done requires a movement, not a moment on a calendar, and the work is very far from finished.

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery. Although the Emancipation Proclamation came 2½ years earlier on January 1, 1863, many slave owners continued to hold their slaves captive after the announcement. Juneteenth not only became a day symbolizing the end of slavery, but also the continuing struggle for freedom.

How is Juneteenth honored at CCA?

CCA has instituted an annual day of service on Juneteenth, a day that honors African American freedom and achievement while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. On this service day there should not be required work expectations and meetings, but rather individuals may choose to use this day to celebrate Black culture or history in ways that are meaningful to you. We mark the day as a paid holiday in our system.

For additional readings, materials, or service opportunities, we have provided the following:

Books/articles/podcasts/websites on race and race relations in the U.S.

History of Juneteenth

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice: Lynching in America

Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)

How to financially contribute to organizations

Charity Navigator’s Black-Founded Non-Profits

Resources on how to volunteer for social justice causes

VolunteerMatch

Idealist.org

Social Justice Resource Center

Volunteers are needed for the Black Liberation Walking Tour! Volunteer to create visual and digital content, design interactive elements as well as to facilitate the event! Please email grinkrug@cca.edu AND to fill out the Volunteer's Intake Form.

Peaceful activism how to participate in it

10 Ways to Engage in Activism

How to Support the Protests and Fight for Racial Justice

Current events and resources

Critical Ethnic Studies Celebrates 50 Years at CCA!

Dynasti Hunt’s Rethinking Racism at Work: An Introductory Guide

Come celebrate Juneteenth with the Black Liberation Walking Tour! Everyone is invited!

Friends of Hoover Durant Library (FOHDPL) is launching a self-guided walking tour to celebrate the cultural assets of West Oakland. This project is part of the initiative to retrieve the public library to the neighborhood after it was demolished in the 1970s. Hear more about the project in this episode of East Bay Yesterday.

The launching event will include authentic food and live performances as well as community engagement activities, such as collaborative drawing for the new mural series with Bay Area Mural Project and more!


CCA Community Resources

CCA is committed to supporting a safe learning environment for our students and community that is free from harassment and discrimination. If you have any questions about the outcome of a prior report that you made while a student, please reach out to the deanofstudents@cca.edu for a direct response. Please note there is no time limit to reporting harassment and discrimination concerns, and all reports are investigated, addressed, and communicated to the claimant and the respondent. To make a report, please email hr@cca.edu, and any concerns about existing students should be submitted to https://www.tfaforms.com/4690782.

President's Diversity Steering Group

The President’s Diversity Steering Group (PDSG) is composed of key faculty, staff, and students who are advocates for human rights and social justice, and who work together to guide the college's fulfillment of its diversity & inclusion mission and goals.

CCA Libraries antiracism resources


Student Resources

CCA Counseling Services

Counseling Services is committed to personal development and professional advancement of students engaged in an arts-based educational environment fostering creativity, curiosity, and diversity. Counseling Services encourages student success and well-being by providing a broad spectrum of mental health services, including individual and couples therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, workshops on mental health topics, and outreach.

  • CCA’s mental health crisis hotline number: +1 510-594-5099


Student Scholarships and Financial Support


Faculty Resources

Anti-Racism Fair Budget Coalition: Anti-Racism Resources

Resources and racial equity tools for organizations and educators.


Eight Actions to Reduce Racism in College Classrooms

By American Association of University Professors Shaun R. Harper and Charles H. F. Davis III.


RaceWorks from Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity

Tools and materials to teach about race.

MIT’s Teaching Systems Lab: Readings and Resources List from Becoming a More Equitable Educator: Mindsets and Practices


Claremont Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

CCA provides benefit-eligible employees with support for a wide variety of challenges through the Claremont EAP. If you or a family member needs assistance with personal, family, or work-life balance issues, you can contact the EAP for confidential assistance at +1 800-834-3773. Benefits include up to five free counseling sessions per incident per household member and referrals to help you deal with a wide variety of life issues.


Staff Resources

Join the Staff of Color Alliance

HR’s Policy on Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment

Claremont Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

CCA provides benefit-eligible employees with support for a wide variety of challenges through the Claremont EAP. If you or a family member needs assistance with personal, family, or work-life balance issues, you can contact the EAP for confidential assistance at +1 800-834-3773. Benefits include up to five free counseling sessions per incident per household member and referrals to help you deal with a wide variety of life issues.


Organizations and Causes


Thought Leaders

Alicia Garza

She is the Principal at the Black Futures Lab, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Network, Strategy & Partnerships Director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, co-founder at Supermajority, host of the Lady Don’t Take No podcast, and author of the forthcoming book The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (out in October 2020).

Rachel Elizabeth Harding

Rachel Elizabeth Harding is associate professor of Indigenous Spiritual Traditions in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Denver. A native of Georgia, a writer, historian and poet, Rachel is a specialist in religions of the Afro-Atlantic diaspora and studies the relationship between religion, creativity and s­ocial justice activism in cross-cultural perspective.

Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, founder of the BU Center for Antiracist Research, and founding director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, DC. A professor of history and international relations, Kendi is a contributor at The Atlantic and CBS News.

Find more thought leaders here.


Books, Articles, and Media


Guides, Tools, and Kits

Black Lives Matter: Educate Yourself

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community


National Resources List: #GeorgeFloyd+

A resource for finding attorneys offering legal services; a list of action items for people who cannot donate or protest in person; and a list of bail funds, memorial funds, mutual aid projects, and other organizations and organizers who need funds.


Talking About Race

From the National Museum of African American History and Culture, tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.


Find more guides, tools, and kits here.


Resources for Protesters

List of Bail Funds for Protestors across the Country

National Bail Fund Network

Bay Area Legal Aid: Legal Advice Line


National Lawyers Guild

Pro bono legal support for protesters and organizers against injustices and Know Your Rights information.


Resources for Parents + Families

Embrace Race: Resources for parents

“How to talk to your kids about racism and the protests”

By Grace Dickinson, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race”

By Michel Martin, NPR Life Kit

“Talking Race With Young Children”

NPR

The Brown Bookshelf

The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers.

Learning About Race, Racism, & White Privilege for Parents and Families

This collection of powerful "starting point" resources was created to inspire families to read, watch, listen, reflect, engage, discuss, learn, and unlearn.


International Resources

Resources Portal: How to Help Black People in Brazil

The Taiwanese American Conversation about #BlackLivesMatter

TaiwaneseAmerican.org

Resources for Racial Justice (in Chinese)

BLM Translated Resources (multiple languages)


CCA International Student Affairs and Programs

The International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP) office promotes international education within the greater CCA community and supports student success at CCA. Through education and resources, we broaden students’ understanding of federal immigration regulations and assist students as they navigate cultural and academic transitions. We value diversity in all its forms and challenge all CCA students to increase their awareness of global perspectives as an integral part of their growth into artist-citizens.


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