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Community-Sourced Racial Justice + Equity Resources

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 – CCA Day of Service


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

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.


Latest Updates

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