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Black History Month - University resources.

Please read a letter from one of our PGR students who agreed to share an account of their lived experience with our community.

On 8 July 2020, WonkHE hosted a webinar on Black Lives Matter specifically within the Higher Education context. The webinar recording, slides and speakers' biographies are now freely available online. The presentations covered student and staff perspectives and also presented a number of recommendations for HE institutions to take forward in addressing anti-racism.

Black Lives Matter Reading List (Warwick login required)
In the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, activists and scholars alike have encouraged all of us to learn more and read more about black history, about anti-racist activism, and about the key issues that activists have raised that are facing black communities. This list is an attempt to aid those who are not familiar with black histories in either the US or the UK (or both) with resources to help you learn. There is also a section on '"Decolonising the Curriculum": Combatting Anti-Black Racism in Education.' Many of the sources listed are available online through the Library.

Warwick SU Black Lives Matter Statement (open access – includes links to resources), with the following books listed:

  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin Diangelo
  • Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire – Akala
  • Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise your Privilege, Combat Racism, and Change the World – Layla Saad
  • How to Be an Ally if You Are a Person with Privilege – Frances E. Kendall

Black Lives Matter Reading List

A list put together by the Black Lives Matter movement that offers essential readings on anti-racism.

Male and female students in the SLS computer lab