Anti-Racism Resources

Inspiration & Resources in and around the Williams College and Williamstown

Academic & Williams College Curated Resources

Racism and the Legacy of Enslavement in and around Williamstown, MA

Podcasts & Ted Talks

Netflix Documentaries

Implicit Bias Tests

Organizations & Fundraising

Facilitation

LITERATURE & MEDIA

Williams College Library's available collection on racism & anti racism PDF

NONFICTION:

  • How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi (Amazon / Bookshop)
  • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson (Amazon / Bookshop
  • Raising Our Hands: How White Women Can Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations, Start Accepting Responsibility, and Find Our Place on the New Frontlines by Jenna Arnold out June 23, 2020 (Amazon / Bookshop
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele (Amazon / Bookshop
  • How To Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal M Fleming (Amazon / Bookshop
  • So You Wanna Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Amazon / Bookshop
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (Amazon / Bookshop
  • White Tears, Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad (Amazon / Bookshop
  • The End of Policing: How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative by Alex S. Vitale (Amazon / Bookshop)
  • Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals have Reinviented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by  (Amazon/Bookshop)

CURATED BOOK LISTS

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month!!!! ...

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A collaboration between three of 'our' MINCO groups!! So excited to see this inspired programming and look forward to more! Make sure the DC knows so we can support fully.

GOODRICH*FRI. 09.23.22 AT 5PM.
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Tonight is the fall Block party and it's bigger than ever. We made it a true Block party--the neighbors @williamsadmission, the JRC and CLIA have joined! More to do, more to eat! Dance party in the street at 7pm. Two barbers, a braider and more! Please join us.

5-8pm, dance party with lights st 7. Stetson Court. Be there or be square. @wcvistagram @socawc @williams_vsa @aasiaatwilliams @wcblackstudentunion @wc.bstem @ourstem_williams @caso.williams @findyourrootz @zilkhacenter @williams.msu @jewishephs @williams_africans @williamsinternationals @cisa_wc @wcritmo @kow.williams @williamscollegeclia @sisterhood_at_williams @williamsdsu @wcmosaics @williamscollege
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To help with graduation celebrations, the DC is hosting a "drop in photo booth:" all weekend long! Lots of props, pinwheels and more! Swing by anytime this weekend! THE DC LOVES YOU!! CONGRATS ALL! ...

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@asianstudiesatwilliams @ephsasa @hinduatwilliams #mincosteering #MINCOgroups @zilkhacenter @williamsstudentunion ALL are welcome! SUPERFUNEVENT! ...

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*FRIDAY: 02.18.22 @430PM
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LETS TALK.
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Please join us during Claiming Williams for a Trans Poetics Workshop with Kay Gabriel on Feb. 3rd from 3:45 — 5:15 p.m. on zoom! The link and schedule will be available the day of on the Claiming Williams website.

This session will be a trans poetry reading and workshop with poet Kay Gabriel, who recently co-edited with Andrea Abi-Karam the anthology We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics. Kay will read some of her poetry and/or prose, open the floor to questions, and facilitate a conversation about trans poetics. The event will culminate in a brainstorming session to start planning an in-person trans poetrics/trans studies event for later in Spring 2022. The end result will be a workshop that centers trans experiences, supports trans community-building, and engages the relationship among poetry, embodiment, and politics.

While this event is open to all members of our community, this will be a trans-centered space. We ask that allies who wish to attend should come to the event with consideration and respect.

Sponsored by Beyond the Binary, The Dively Committee, OIDEI/The Davis Center.
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TUE. OCT. 26 @ 7:30PM EST. Online.

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On Wednesday mornings I bring in fresh fruit. I will randomly put fruit out thought the week, bit on Wednesdays it's a good bet that fruit is out. This week: honey mango, regular mango, guava and good old granny smith's. The DC houses have swipe access 9-6 M-F. Beyond food we have more to offer including lots of space, big TVs, breezy shady porches and rooms to accommodate a game night. Write EH12 for details on accessing the DC buildings 'after hours ' it is totally possible. ...

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Please join us for a discussion of abolition, organizing, anti-Asian American violence, and the colonial-racial logics of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Dylan Rodríguez this Friday, April 16th, at 3pm Eastern.

Dylan Rodríguez is a professor in the Department of Media & Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. Rodríguez's thinking, writing, teaching, and scholarly activist labors address the complexity and normalized proliferation of historical regimes and logics of anti-Black and racial-colonial violence in everyday state, cultural, and social formations. He conceptualizes abolitionist and other forms of movement as part of the historical collective genius of rebellion, survival, abolition, and radical futurity.

Rodríguez is a Freedom Scholar and a recent president of the American Studies Association. Rodríguez is also the author of three books: White Reconstruction: Domestic Warfare and the Logic of Racial Genocide (2021), Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime (2006), and Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition (2009). He is also co-editor of the field-shaping anthology Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader (2016). 

If you'd like to get a jump on the conversation, check out this article by Kayla Hui for Prism: "The answer to anti-Asian racism is not more policing"

This event is sponsored by the Williams College Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences and was organized by members of the "Race and Precarity in Pandemic Times" reading group. The event will not be recorded. Please direct questions about the event to Prof. Jan Padios at [email protected]
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What has been the experience of local Berkshire County AAPI during Covid-19? What were the experiences at work and at home? Please join The Davis Center on a panel discussion with local AAPI leaders, Helen Moon, Yukon Cohen, and Michelle Decepida as they reflect on the past year! Zoom link: bit.ly/3dsmENf. Image description: A purple background with concentric circles overlaid with images of the three panelists. ...

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Williams DREAM is a new student group committed to disabled community, self-advocacy, pride, and culture. Disabled students and non-disabled allies are both welcome to join! Image Description: Text over a purple background reading "Join DREAM: Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentorship, the new disability RSO on campus! 5pm Eastern Wednesday, April 7th. Zoom link in bio. ...

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Root is an EphVenture program designed to raise questions and generate discussions about who we are, where we live and how we interact with the various environments we occupy. We use ‘environment’ to refer to rural and urban, natural and constructed, and sociocultural spaces that shape our interactions with each other and with the world. [Photo ID: The image shows a neon green box with a dark green border surrounded by a print of leaves in different shades of green.] ...

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