Resources for Education

Scholar Strike for Racial Justice

In an action conceived by Prof. Anthea Butler (University of Pennsylvania), who was inspired by the NBA, WNBA, Colin Kaepernick and other athletes to underscore the urgent importance of addressing racism and injustice in the United States, ​Scholar Strike is both an action, and a teach-in. The focus of this “Strike” is to raise awareness of and prompt action against racism, policing, mass incarceration and other symptoms of racism's toll in America.

Scholar Strike is open to everyone to participate in on college and university campuses- faculty, staff, grad students, and administrators who are committed to anti-racism, and advocating for  racial justice for BIPOC in all areas of society. Our own Prof. Mary Crossley has contributed to this movement with her video, “Race, Disability, and Justice System Involvement: Health Effects”.

The following video is for your information and reference:


To learn more, visit, the scholarstrike YouTube page, and follow the conversation on twitter @scholarstrike


University of Pittsburgh's Anti-Racism Resource Toolkit

The Division of Student Affairs stands in solidarity with our Black-identifying students and students of color and against systemic racism, police brutality, and injustice in any form.

As part of our commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students, we are educating ourselves on the history of race in the United States of America, learning best practices in how to hold conversations about racism, and taking immediate, actionable steps toward change.

This toolkit is designed to meet you where you are. Some content is specifically aimed toward our Student Affairs staff, and some content is offered for our students. Some content addresses the concerns and trauma of Black-identifying students and staff, and some content addresses the concerns of White students and staff. Some of us are deep into the conversation about social justice, and some of us are just learning about these concepts. Wherever you are—start where you are. Today.


White Privilege in Information Workshop - Sept. 21, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Systemic structures of white privilege and power are embedded in American culture. Personal and institutional commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion demand that we examine how these structures are present in scholarly communication and information systems. Topics introduced will be wide-ranging. Examples include what is ‘valid’ research inquiry, how information is described and categorized, how search algorithms are biased, digital redlining, what kind of stories are preserved, and how scholars of color are (not) cited. Join us for an examination and discussion of these issues and more.

This workshop is a collaboration between the University Center for Teaching and Learning and the University Library System

Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Migration, Policing and Political Movements 

Friday, October 2, 2020     

1-2:30pm (EST) 

Zoom Registration link: 

Join us for the opening installment of the webinar series – Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad – that seeks to expand transnational, transregional, and interdisciplinary exchange on contemporary and historical issues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies.  This webinar focuses on migration, policing, and political movements, particularly involving the experiences of Afro-Brazilians, Afro-Mexicans, and U.S.-based Afro-Latinxs. Scholars working at the intersections of Africana, Latinx, and Latin American studies will explore the ways that these issues overlap and impact Afro-Latin Americans and their diasporic communities in the U.S. 

Dr. Michele Reid-Vazquez, Director and Dennis Espejo, Project Coordinator 

Transnational Dialogues Project; Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative - University of Pittsburgh 

Black Lawyers Matter: Strategies to Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion