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.
Join Anne Dueweke for a discussion of her book, Reckoning: Kalamazoo College Uncovers its Racial and Colonial Past on Tuesday, May 17th.
With April marking Autism Acceptance month, this 19 story is about Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins, a renowned Black, blind autistic musical mastermind of the mid-19th century.
Join Lisa Murphy and Robin Rank for the April 2022 ARRK discussion on blackface, both K’s past and in the present-day in the form of digital blackface.
All eyes are turned towards the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) because of upcoming challenges to laws that have set the legal precedents, standards and customs by which we live.
Join Amelia Katanski for this month’s ARRK discussion surrounding the concept of how settler colonialism interacts with and adds complexity to the way we think of antiracism work.
Happy Black History Month has been said in the USA since 1970. During the month of February, we celebrate the achievements of Black people and honor historical pioneers…