Anti-Racism Resources

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Becoming an Anti-Racist Campus

We have all inherited racism and we are all situated differently in our journey to become anti-racist. This journey includes challenging all structures of oppression that strip humanity, dignity, liberty, and justice from marginalized groups based on race/ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, disability, and power structures that advantages certain groups over others. These living documents and resources have been created to support the journey to becoming an Anti-Racist campus.

The Becoming An Anti-Racist Campus Symposium, hosted on February 1, 2023, was a virtual opportunity to participate in collective learning, and conversations about, UC Berkeley’s path to becoming an Anti-Racist campus.

Through plenary dialogues and breakout sessions, speakers, facilitators, and attendees:

  • Engaged with the cornerstones of the emerging Anti-Racist Campus Framework

    • Representation, Advancement & Belonging

    • Personal and Professional Development & Accountability

    • Research, Teaching & Learning

    • Organizational Structures, Systems & Policies

    • Community and Public Engagement & Accountability

  • Identified and defined what being anti-racist meant to them, personally and professionally

  • Began to recognize strategies and concepts of what being anti-racist could mean, in action, to their respective department or organization

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Becoming an Anti-Racist Campus Symposium: morning session
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Becoming an Anti-Racist Campus Symposium: afternoon session

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

James Baldwin pictured here in 1979 at the steps of UC Berkeley’s Doe Library.