In September 2019, the University of Notre Dame held the Diversity and Inclusion Conference, a day for the Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College campuses to come together for a day of learning, conversation, and community-building. Interest in the conference was overwhelming and registration was at capacity a week before the event took place. The next conference was planned for this fall, but due to the pandemic, the conveners of the conference are planning a spring 2021 event.
"As we and our nation are facing the trauma and challenges of systemic and individual racism, we are planning our next steps and events to further education and dialogue and work toward justice and peace," conference organizers shared in an email last week to 2019 conference attendees.
While the conference is months away, conference organizers offer selected resources for education, reflection, and action. (See below. )
- Pastoral Letter Against Racism
- Message from the Pope
- The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it.
South Bend community
“Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?” | Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020)
Teaching Race: Pedagogy and Practice | Thurber, Harbin, and Bandy
"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)
Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Pt 1 | Emmanuel Acho
The Danger of a Single Story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
How To Be An Antiracist | Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness | Michelle Alexander
So You Want to Talk About Race | Ijeoma Oluo