Reading and Listening for Change: Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Asian Racism event.Featured resource: The History of Violence Against Asian Americans. Moderated by Nayoung Aimee Kwon, a panel discussion featured presentations on the historical context of anti-Asian violence from Eileen Chow, Esther Kim Lee and Susan Thananopavarn. The March 24 online event attracted more than 670 Duke faculty, staff and students. Watch the video (Duke NetID required) and read the article.


Dear Duke Faculty,

Our campus, community and country did not arrive at the current debate about systemic racism overnight. The solutions must involve each one of us. We must – everyone must – engage ourselves by committing to self-reflection and conversations about race, no matter how difficult it may feel. As citizens of the Duke community we have a moral obligation to ourselves and to one another to do our part in building and fostering an equitable community. Each member of our campus must have access to opportunities and resources and be treated in a way that validates and affirms their humanity. Hearts and minds require a shift to inspire the change needed for equality and justice for all. Reading about and listening to different perspectives and lived experiences can be one catalyst for this change. Wherever you stand on your personal journey, it is our hope that this list will prompt you to choose action.

Regards,
Abbas Benmamoun, Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement

Event Videos

  • Living While Black: In June 2020, Duke Faculty Advancement held an online event with a distinguished group of speakers from our Black community at Duke. Faculty scholars discussed the background, dimensions and impact of racism and racist policies and structures. Students and staff shared their perspectives and insights. We also discussed actionable steps to move forward. This was a first step to fully engage all members of our community to consider new ways to advance Duke’s goals toward achieving racial justice and equity. Watch the videos: Session 1: How Did We Get Here?; Session 2: Being Black in America; Session 3: Being Black at Duke; and Session 4: How Do We Move Forward?
  • The History of Violence Against Asian Americans: Moderated by Nayoung Aimee Kwon, a panel discussion featured presentations on the historical context of anti-Asian violence from Eileen Chow, Esther Kim Lee and Susan Thananopavarn. The March 2021 event attracted more than 670 Duke faculty, staff and students. Watch the video (Duke NetID required) and read the article.
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Resources for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to Engage in Self-Care

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Resources for Academic Leaders and Faculty

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Resources for the Entire Duke Community

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Films, Documentaries and Series

Audio Interviews

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