CARE is an acronym for Committing to Anti-Racism Education. Our goal is to help faculty and staff create culturally competent, inclusive learning environments for students. These efforts include anti-racism training for K College faculty, staff, and students, as well as professional development training for faculty.
CARE Initiatives & Opportunities
Ongoing ERACCE Trainings
Kalamazoo College has agreed to continue the annual summer ERACCE trainings for faculty and staff. The College also conducts ERACCE training sessions for students twice a year (December and June), and HHMI funds will continue to help support these trainings. In particular, we hope that ERACCE trainings becomes a part of what all students that are charged with engaging in leading other students (peer leaders, resident assistants, campus ambassadors, student club leaders) must do.
19 is aimed at educating the K community on African-American history and culture, and is brought to you by The Faculty Advisory Board of the Arcus Center for Social Justice leadership and the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Faculty team, as we continue to work towards being an anti-racist Institution. 19 marks 1619, the year in which the first set of African slaves were brought to what would become the United States, and June 19th, 1865, marks the day that Blacks celebrate the end of enslavement in the US. Both of these dates, and their meanings, were largely unknown to many outside of the Black community. We need to understand that much of the “surprise” experienced by many at the continued uprisings led by the Black lives Matter movement derives from a lack of knowledge of the rich fabric of Black History.
The AntiRacism Reading KnooK (#ARRK) is a collaboration between the K-College library staff and our Inclusive Excellence (KCIE) leadership team. This initiative is NOT a book club, but seeks to facilitate campus-wide engagement with the books in the KCIE Reading for Change book collection. This collection was created to encourage learning about and facilitate greater access to antiracism information to all members of the campus community.
Katrina Frank will lead October’s Speak Up, Show Up discussion where participants will will watch and analyze short video clips that show examples of microaggressions, prejudice, and oppression. Participants will also discuss and practice how they can speak up for others in a time of need.
Join us on Tuesday, September 21st for our first ARRK discussion of the academic year! Sarah Lindley will be leading a discussion of Resma Menakem’s book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.
So much continues to occur in our Nation and the world, that we cannot drop the ball at this point. This message is offering an opportunity to continue to educate ourselves on the issues of racism, racist policies, and the destruction of communities. Learn about Black Wallstreet and the Tulsa Race Massacre.
or June’s ARRK we will be sharing and discussing books, movies, podcasts, music, and more centering Black Joy. The discussion will start with a chapter from Samantha Irby’s We are Never Meeting in Real Life, “The Real Housewives of Kalamazoo” and…
Lucy Gomez Parsons, Albert Parsons, and May Day May Day by Dr. Lisa Brock (editorial support from Dr. Regina Stevens-Truss) Did you know that May Day, typically celebrated on May 1st, is not just an old European tradition where kids dance around a maypole, nor is it a radical holiday that occurs only in socialist…
ARRK May 2021 Discussion with Brittany Liu Discussion of a Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18thARRK Meeting space (MS Teams)Discussion Leader: Brittany Liu For May we will be focusing on “Chapter I: The Rebirth of Caste.” For a PDF of Chapter 1…