Black Lives Matter,
including in academia.
The first step that we can take to dismantle racist systems is to educate ourselves and have uncomfortable conversations about race. WiP hosts weekly discussions on direct actions that we can take to improve the equity and inclusion of the Department of Physics.
UA Campus Resources
Tucson Community Resources
Physics Community Resources
Toll-free number: 1-833-425-6TBP
Information about the Black Lives Matter movement
Ways You Can Help:
NAACP Campaign, We are done dying
Ally Resource Guide, with ways to donate, petitions to sign, anti-racism sources, and more!
Some places to Donate
Minnesota Freedom Fund: Help jailed protestors
Mass Liberation AZ: Justice for (disproportionately black/minority) incarcerated people in Arizona*
*If you are from elsewhere in the US, look up freedom projects in your home state too!
Note: Monthly donations are also very helpful for the long-term impact of an organization.
All Facebook pages listed have posts with articles, statements from black people, and other information. They are easy and informative to browse.
It is not up to black people to educate you. Take the initiative now! And, in four weeks, make sure you’re still learning. Keep growing!
This website is very comprehensive!
If you like documentaries: 10 Documentaries To Watch About Race Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things For You
If you like articles: Dear White People, This is What We Want You to Do
If you like lists of resources: Anti-racist allyship starter pack
If you like books: The anti-racist reading list
Steward Observatory Diversity Journal Club, Resources on Race
Spend an hour today looking up local elections.
Four weeks from now, do the same thing!