Community Messages

Board of Trustees Statement of Commitment: July 6, 2020
A message from Board Chair Rich Crist on behalf of the Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees

Taking Action: June 16, 2020
A message from President Harring to the Muhlenberg College community

Support: Black Faculty Letter: June 10, 2020
A message from Director of Multicultural Life Robin Riley-Casey and Assistant Director of Multicultural Life Kiyaana Cox-Jones to the Muhlenberg College community

Muhlenberg Black Faculty Letter and Action Plan: June 9, 2020
After receiving permission from one of the authors of the document, the College has posted the original June 9, 2020 letter below.

SGA Letter of Support: Taking Responsibility for Systemic Racism (June 5, 2020)
A letter from the Student Government Association to the Muhlenberg student body

Reflections on Our Current Moment: June 2, 2020
A message from Associate Provost for Faculty & Diversity Initiatives Brooke Vick to the Muhlenberg College Community

Racism and Responsibility: June 1, 2020
A message from President Harring to the Muhlenberg College community

Racial Justice Organizations


National Organizations

Black Lives Matter: A global organization working to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities.

Advancement Project: A multi-racial civil rights organization dedicated to human rights struggles for equality and justice in order to fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy.

American Civil Liberties Union: Nonprofit dedicated to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States

Campaign Zero: Organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in the U.S.

Color of Change: The nation’s largest online racial justice organization

The Marshall Project: A nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund: America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.

National Bail Out: A Black-led and Black-centered collective of organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support Black Americans and end systems of pretrial detention and mass incarceration.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): A multi-racial coalition dedicated to undermining white supremacy and help build a racially-just society.

Unicorn Riot: Nonprofit media collective dedicated to exposing the root causes of social, economic, and environmental issues.

 

Minnesota

George Floyd Memorial Fund: The official GoFundMe to support the Floyd family. (Goal Reached)

Minnesota Freedom Fund: Community-based fund set up to pay criminal bail and immigration bonds for individuals who have been arrested while protesting police brutality. This has become one of the most prominent bail funds, providing relief to protesters in Minneapolis seeking justice for George Floyd.

Black Visions Collective: Minnesota-based black, trans, and queer-led organization committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence.

Reclaim the Block: Coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods.

Public Goods: Mutual aid fund for the residents of Minneapolis public housing, organized by Defend Glendale & Public Housing Coalition (DGPHC).

 

Georgia

Atlanta Solidarity Fund: Action Network fund set up to support the George Floyd protesters with both bail and necessary legal relief.

Buy Black Atlanta: Community group fund to support and repair black-owned businesses in Atlanta that were damaged during the protests.



Kentucky

Louisville Community Bail Fund: Bail, legal, and support fund for activists in Louisville.

Louisville Mutual Aid: A fundraiser for different organizations in the city, including Black Lives Matter Louisville, Hip Hop Cares and Women of the Well.

 

We will continue to add organizations around the country and invite you to submit others for addition to this list. Please contact brianspeer@muhlenberg.edu with your suggestions. 


Anti-Racism Reading List

Black Lives Matter: Spring 2020 Protests guide by Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College 

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt 

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude Steele

Black Youth Rising: Activism and Radical Healing in Urban America by Shawn Ginwright

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin

Multiplication is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Courageous Conversations about Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools by Glenn Singleton

Everyday Anti-Racism: Getting Real About Race in School by Mica Pollock

Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Tatum

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina Love

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morris

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson

Police Brutality: An Anthology by Jill Nelson 

The 1619 Project

A Compilation of Anti-Racism Resources (includes books, articles, podcasts, films, tv, movies): Google Doc List