Taking Action Against Racism



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Taking Action Against Racism
Higher Education Group

Taking Action Against Racism

The goal of the project is to create a dynamic webpage that will provide educators, community leaders, diversity trainers, and all who seek to take action against racism through teaching a resource of high-quality, engaging media clips, with discussion questions, activities, and teaching tools ready to use. Further, our intent was not to create a one-time static product, but to open a discussion with a community who seeks together to take action against racism. To that end, we welcome your submissions of activities, media clips, and ideas and will hold fall and spring dialogues about the use of media and teaching to address racism. Stay tuned…

How To Use this page
This page is designed for those who are interested in taking action against racism and may wish to explore the use of media to engage others with this. You should be able to see a number of categories into which we grouped the media clips and activities: overt racism, microaggressions, white privilege, internalized racism, horizontal aggression, mentors and resources, (list all categories here). You can choose the category you are interested in and click on it to find a list of media clips to preview. Along with each clip are: the intended audience (K-2, middle school, 7-12, college, business etc) discussion questions or activity, and recommendations.

How to Contribute
Our intention is for this page to be a dynamic resource for educators and psychologists and for those who see it to be able to contribute media examples to the project. We intend to have fall and spring reviews and live inclusive discussions of the media and teaching activities that have been submitted via conference calls open to students and professionals. If you are interested in taking action against racism using media, please collect examples and submit them to Jill Lee-Barber, Ph.D. We will let you know that this was received and the date and time of the next live discussion in case you want to join in. The site will be updated with current examples of race that appear in media twice yearly. Without your help, this won’t be nearly as good.

Authors and how to contact us

Jill Lee-Barber, Ph.D.
Director of Psychological and Health Services
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA

(I have a brand new job starting August 17 and will have a new email address. When I get it, I will send it to you to let you know how to contact me there)

E. Janie Pinterits, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services
University of North Dakota

Telsie A. Davis, Ed.S., LPC
Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student
Georgia State University
American Psychological Association MFP Fellow

LaKeisha S. Gantt, M.Ed
Counseling Psychology Student-University of Georgia