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Resources to Improve Our Racial Climate
At this time of current — but certainly not new — calls to address race-based inequities, NC State community members may seek resources and avenues for education about how to process difficult events, how to help stop racial injustice or how to enact inclusive practices within their organizations.

We respect the varying emotional and physical capacities that individual community members may have at this difficult time, including those of our own staff and students.

Our highest priority in the current time is to support our communities of color, and in particular our Black staff, faculty and students. We acknowledge the pain, anger and fear they may be experiencing. To these members of our community, we hope you will attend to your own self-care, safety and protection, and we will not add the burden of having to undertake the additional responsibility of tending to and/or educating others, beyond your normal obligations.

Often, non-marginalized members of society look to the marginalized community members to provide guidance on aspects of society that require change. While we question the fairness of this approach, it is particularly unwanted, and even harmful, in times of crisis.

However, we also acknowledge that non-marginalized members of our community may have the desire, resources and power to begin or continue the work toward social justice, and may be able to make a positive impact. To that end, we provide two lists of suggested resources.
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Black Lives Matter protest

National Events

University Leaders Commit to Strengthening Climate

The events of the past two weeks have spurred a nation to act, from governments to businesses to higher education institutions.

Ibram X. Kendi speaks at NC State in January, 2020

On Campus

Suddenly, Sharp Focus on the Work of Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi came to speak at NC State’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Campus Commemoration in Stewart Theatre in January.

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Inclusive Excellence, Strategic Practice

Collegial Conversations Assist in Pandemic

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity continues to offer education and training to promote diversity and build cultural competency.

Americans with Disabilities Act 30th anniversary

Equal Opportunity and Equity

Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 30 This Year

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. NC State will commemorate the anniversary next month.

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Current Events

COVID-19, Police Violence Disproportionately Affect Black People

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted Black populations, even prior to demonstrations.

Chicago elevated train

Inclusive Excellence, Strategic Practice

When I Think of Home... An Ode to Stephanie, By Stephanie

Stephanie Helms Pickett provides her reflections on her experiences growing up and the impacts of recent events.

THIS THURSDAY: NC State's NCBI Campus Affiliate Team to Offer Virtual Listening Space to Provide Opportunity for Listening and Connection »
"Existence as Resistence: The Magic in Blackness" Virtual Gallery Exhibit »
Women's Center Summer Book Club Now Registering »
NC State Coronavirus Response Updates (NC State News) »
Update on Programs and Services from OIED »
Wolfpack Outfitters Debuts Licensed NC State Face Masks (from NC State News) »
On How #BlackBirdersWeek Celebrated Black Naturalists, Birders (from NC State News) »
How Social Media Platforms Can Contribute to Dehumanizing Other People (from NC State News) »
Meet McKimmon’s Zoom Whisperer (from NC State News) »
Out for Undergrad (O4U) Conferences To Be Held Virtually »
AISES National Conference on October 15-17 Now Registering »
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