The Garland School is committed to the ongoing work of antiracism as we make our way into the fall semester. Explicit action for racial justice must be strengthened in so many systems around us, but also here in the life of the school. A series of listening sessions this summer pointed out our shortcomings and the need for a stronger and more explicit race equity focus in the school. As a result, we are developing a race equity team of faculty, staff, students, and alumni looking at diversity, inclusion, and equity opportunities related to the curriculum, faculty makeup and leadership, and student support. We are already taking initial steps to incorporate more Black, Indigenous, and authors of Color in our courses and we know there will be even more work to do in this area. My hope in all of this work is that it will reflect inner transformation while creating outward change that matters in the lives of our community. While we know this work requires concrete action, the work for racial justice is also inner work. The spiritual component must be engaged as fully as the corporate elements. This is not easy to do as most of us lean more in either the direction of action or contemplation, while finding it a challenge to have a holistic, balanced approach. I hope we will keep this at the forefront of our hearts and minds as we take next steps together.
Dr. Stephanie Boddie — Unfinished Business project
Kerri Fisher — On Ramp podcast
Kerri Fisher — 5 tips to cultivate cultural humility and antiracism
Kerri Fisher & Task Supervisor of the Year Aleigh Ascherl — Consent model on how to engage/support BIPOC in meaningful ways without overburdening them or causing more harm
Dr. Stephanie Boddie — Urban Ministry Reconsidered
GSSW program director reflects on antiracism listening sessions, calls us to action
GSSW Diversity Initiative
21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge ©
97 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
Healing in Action 2020 | The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Teaching Tolerance | How Can We Build Anti-Racist White Educators?
BARWE: Building Anti-Racist White Educators
Be the Bridge: Authentic Racial Bridge-Builders
Baylor University Announces Charges, Members of Commission on Historic Campus Representations
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How Did We Get Here? The Atlantic
Jemar Tisby's The Color of Compromise
Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation
Array101 Field Study Lesson
Dr. Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility
‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass' Speech | NPR
Together with you, we want to turn the light of truth and justice in every corner where the darkness of racism lingers and where we are complicit in its effects.