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Campus Anti-Racism Resources

This page is a compilation of anti-racism resources developed by University of Michigan (U-M) centers, departments, campus units, and affinity groups that were available online as of May 6, 2022. Please refer to the respective websites for the most up-to-date information. Please let us know of any updates, corrections, or additions to this list by emailing Mary Rose, Anti-Racism Collaborative program manager at mlairose@umich.edu.

Centers, Labs, & Research Projects

Carceral State Project: Documenting Criminalization and Confinement (LSA)
The DCC initiative comprises six interrelated research projects that seek to document the human and social costs of criminalization and confinement by centering humanistic research questions about topics that have been dominated by the fields of law, public policy, and the quantitative social sciences.

Center for Social Solutions (LSA)
CSS promotes both academic research and social policy addressing four areas of interest: Diversity and Democracy; Slavery and Its Aftermath; Water, Equity and Security; and The Future of Work. 

Center for Racial Justice (Ford School of Public Policy)
A cross-disciplinary hub that aims to foster deep relationships between research and advocacy to uncover the voices of the unjustly silenced, challenge us to live up to our democratic ideals, and offer sound policy prescriptions for a more equitable and just society.

Center for Race and Ethnicity in Sport (School of Kinesiology)
Seeks to employ interdisciplinary lenses to allow individuals to "see race" and ethnicity in varied manifestations in sport. It will illuminate the social psychology of race and ethnicity, and the intersections with sex/gender, social class, nationality, age, and other cultural identities that impact the production, management, and consumption of sport.

CREATE Center (School of Education)
The CREATE (Community-based Research on Equity, Activism, & Transformative Education) Center fosters and networks equity-driven scholars and education advocates and activists who are committed to conducting and/or leveraging research that helps catalyze transformative public education for children, families, and communities highly impacted by the injustices of systemic racism and poverty.

Justice InDeed
A mapping and research project led by U-M faculty and students that aims to expose how thousands of homes in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County have deeds that prohibit Black people and other POC from living there.

Racism Lab (Institute for Survey Research, Survey Research Center)
A transdisciplinary research collective to bring together doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to develop innovative theoretical frameworks and empirical approaches to better understand the impact of racism on health and well-being (very broadly defined).

Research Funding

The funding opportunities included here are specifically for race-focused work; other U-M resources are available for research and scholarship that may intersect or overlap with race but are not included here. 

See also Anti-Racism Collaborative’s funding opportunities.

Center for Race and Ethnicity in Sport (School of Kinesiology)
Small grants for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in collaborating on research or scholarly endeavors related to race and ethnicity in sport.

Racial Justice Student Initiative Fund (Center for Racial Justice)
Provides financial support for student-led racial justice initiatives that advance a more critical understanding of the social and political conditions that impact Black, Native and Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian American and Pacific Islander peoples.

Resources & Guides

See also Anti-Racism Collaborative’s resources & community.

"10 Ways to Be Anti-Racist" (MESA)
Tips to help you to practice anti-racism, compiled by the 2019-2020 Peer Inclusive Educator (PIE) Team.

Allies at Work: Anti-Racism Resource Guide (LSA Advancement Allies Team)
A resource list of national, state, local, U-M organizations, reference & narrative materials, and social and multimedia resources.

A Look Back: Discrimination against Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities (LSA Center for Social Solutions)
In support of recent movements to combat Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) discrimination, this webpage takes a look back at the legacy of the AAPI diaspora in the US and ways to support AAPI communities today, including a reading list.

Anti-Racism Educational Resources (U-M Postdoctoral Association) 
A list of anti-racist resources addressing general, anti-Black, anti-Latinx, and anti-Indigenous racism, as well as a section on engaging with trauma.

Anti-Racism Primer: Ask Us Anything (Human Resources)
A published Q&A on anti-racism questions submitted by members of the Anti-Racism Primer subscription cohort.

Anti-Racism Primer: What Can I Do? (Human Resources)
Includes a link to an email subscription and quick, self-guided course about white privilege, institutional and systemic racism, and how to be anti-racist.

Anti-Racism Resources (School of Music, Theatre, & Dance)
A list of anti-racist resources.

Anti-Racism Resources (Rackham Graduate School)
A list of resources for those seeking to increase their knowledge, awareness, and understanding of DEI and anti-racism frameworks.

Anti-Racism Resource Guide (Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning) 
This guide is intended as a collective space for learning, support, sharing, and ways you can contribute to racial equity in your personal and professional life.

Anti-Racist Resources for Learning (School of Social Work)
A list of anti-racism resources and readings.

Anti-Racism Support and Tools (Office of Health Equity & Inclusion)
A list of anti-racism resources and tools.

FAQ with Cindy Lin: What is Anti-Racism and the Peer Inclusive Educators (PIE) Team? (MESA)
An interview with Cindy Lin, a member of the Peer Inclusive Educators (PIE), about the PIE team and the anti-racist work they do on campus.

Getting Started With Anti-Racism (U-M Library)
A self-directed learning guide to supplement course materials provided by faculty.

Good Practices for the Anti-Racist Design of Courses (School of Information)
Practical recommendations for anti-racist and inclusive practices for the classroom. Compiled by The Curriculum Subcommittee of the DEI Committee at School of Information.

Google Sales Manager and U-M “Outstanding Alumnx” Talks DEI, Anti-Racism, and Using Business to Create a More Equitable Society (Ross School of Business)
U-M alumnus Michael Gardner talks about how businesses can create a more equitable society and invest in making their organizations more diverse and inclusive.

Infographics (series) (LSA Center for Social Solutions)
A series of infographics on the History of Diversity in Higher Education, the Third Slavery, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Why We Need Reparations, and Intersectionality, Positionality, and Privilege.

Just Community: A Reading and Action Plan for Racial Justice (LSA Just Community)
A learning community that provides a framework for deep discussion and meaningful steps we can take to better our school and society, including resources for Just Mercy, written by Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative founder.

Practicing Anti-Racist Pedagogy (LSA Inclusive Teaching)
Tools and resources for instructors to practice anti-racist pedagogy, and additional resources on anti-racism definitions, an anti-racist annotated bibliography, and an overview of historical events, student activism, and initiatives at U-M.

Resources (APID/A Staff Association)
A list of resources on anti-Asian hate/violence and the APID/A Knowledge Community report on disaggregating institutional data on staff, faculty, and students at U-M.

Understanding Racism and Engaging in Anti-Racist Work (School of Public Health)
A list of anti-racism resources covering topics such as mental wellness, racism as a public health issue, anti-Asian hate, and police violence.

Visual Resources: Tips for Conversations Around Anti-Asian Violence (APID/A Staff Association)
An infographic and transcript on how to talk about anti-Asian violence with students, colleagues, supervisors, and family members.

Training, Learning, and Professional Development Opportunities

See also Anti-Racism Collaborative’s events and research training & professional development opportunities.

DEI Lecture Series (College of Engineering)
A lecture series about DEI and anti-racism, including "Gaslighting in the Academy: Will Black Lives Continue to Matter?" and "That Ain't Right: AI Mistakes and Black Lives."

Digital IDEAS (LSA Digital Studies Institute)
Features keynotes, panels, and workshops that link "critical theory about race, gender, and disability with critical practice related to digital environments."

Dr. Earl Lewis: "Why Higher Education Must Join the Fight for Reparations" (​​LSA Center for Social Solutions)
CSS founder and director Earl Lewis’ speech at American University's Anti-Racist Research & Policy Center speaker series on the history of segregated schools, the roles colleges and universities play in combating racism, and the history of reparations in the United States.

Jane Elliot & Ronald Martin: "Race, Gender & Identity in the Workplace" (Women of Color Task Force)
Keynote address from the 2017 Women of Color Task Force Career Conference featuring Jane Elliot, anti-racism activist, and Ronald S. Martin, News One Now host.

LEAD Webinar Series (Rackham Graduate School)
During the 2020-21 school year, the Leading Equity and Diversity (LEAD) series focused conversations about anti-racism among a diverse group of guests who lead and/or support DEI and social justice initiatives.

MLK Symposium Keynote 2019: Time Wise and Julia Putnam (Ross School of Business)
Keynote lecture featuring Tim Wise, anti-racism writer and educator, and Julia Putnam, principal of the James and Grace Boggs School in Detroit, about anti-racism initiatives and inclusion in K-12 and higher education.

Reading Circles (Center for Racial Justice)
A faculty and graduate reading group held multiple times throughout the academic year in which participants collectively delve deeply into concepts, theories, and topics relevant to racial justice. Graduate students and faculty members will have the option to apply to co-facilitate the reading circles.

Request an Anti-Racism Teach-in (MESA)
Request a teach-in on anti-racism for your classroom, organization, or other campus department led by the Peer Inclusive Educators (PIE).

Shifting the Culture of Anti-Racist Organizing with Tawana Petty (School of Social Work)
A virtual discussion featuring Detroit organizer, scholar, author and human rights activist Tawana Petty on confronting and working to dismantle historic racism and anti-Blackness in our society, without tokenizing or creating undue emotional labor for those most affected.