Racial Justice Resources
The Alumni Board's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, in partnership with the Alumni Programs and Annual Fund office, has compiled the information found here to support anti-racism efforts at Reed and in the broader alumni community. The fight for racial justice affects us all, and we are thankful for the leadership of so many Reedies who have long been engaged in anti-racism work. You are our greatest asset for this page, and we want to continue learning from your expertise. If you have suggestions, ideas, resources, insights, feedback, or other contributions to make regarding this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Racial Justice at Reed
- 2016-17 Progress Report on Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism at Reed
- OID’s list of resources and actions community members can take in solidarity with racial justice work
- Reed’s Diversity Statement and Anti-racism Statement
Recent Campus News
- Professor Yaejoon Kwon was interviewed by OPB about the recent increase in anti-Asian violence
- Reed, Race, and Reconciliation: A Summit on the Experiences of Reedies of Color on February 3, 2021
- MRC and AP/AF host Black Alumni Career Panel on January 25, 2021
- Sierra Turpin hired as Special Assistant to the President
- Reed's Social Justice Research and Education Fund endowed through major gift
- Professor of Music Mark Burford wins three prestigious awards for book on Mahalia Jackson
- BIPOC students found new Loose Change digital magazine
- Reed has joined the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance
- Professor of Music Mark Burford teaches Music and the Black Freedom Struggle
- Reed’s notification of two bias incidents (September 16, 2020)
- Reed’s response to bias incident (September 16, 2020)
- Reed forms Staff Committee on Diversity
- Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies
- Identity & Affinity Student Groups
- Inclusive Practices Workshops
- Multicultural Resource Center
- Office for Inclusive Community
- Office of Institutional Diversity
- Social Justice Research and Education Fund
Faculty Research Spotlight
- Scholar in Residence Leia Harper is a health psychologist whose work focuses on how intersectional social identities (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation) affect the onset and progression of cardiovascular-related conditions.
- Assistant Professor of Sociology and Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies Yaejoon Kwon is writing a book exploring how anti-Asian racism and sexism in the continental U.S. and overseas military bases are interrelated and thus, must be understood within the context of the historical origins and evolution of U.S. military occupations and colonialisms in Asia.
- Assistant Professor of Anthropology LaShandra Sullivan’s fieldwork research in Rio de Janeiro focuses on the intersections of Black activism, LGBTQ organizing, and black empowerment in the city, particularly as it regards historical transformations in land ownership and land occupation.
Racial Justice Orgs in Portland
- Coalition of Communities of Color
- Black Lives Matter Portland
- Plug-In PDX’s List of Racial Justice Orgs
Resources for Dismantling Anti-Black Racism
- For Non-Black People of Color
- How the Non-Black Latinx Community can Demand Racial Justice
- MuslimARC's toolkit for non-Black Muslims about #BlackLivesMatter
- 20+ allyship actions for Asians to show up for the Black community
- 7 ways non-Black people of color perpetuate anti-Blackness
- Reckoning with anti-Blackness in Indian country
- White Folks
Resources for Dismantling Racism Against Non-Black Communities of Color
- Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
- COVID-19 fuels anti-Asian racism and xenophobia worldwide
- Discrimination in America: Experiences and views of Native Americans
- Invisibility is the modern form of racism against Native Americans
- Know Your Rights: Discrimination against Immigrants and Muslims
- A history of anti-Hispanic bigotry in the US
History of Race and Racism in Oregon
- Looking Back in Order to Move Forward: Timeline of Oregon and US Racial, Immigration and Education History.
- Oregon Black History Timeline – Audio Commentary.
- Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon: A Hidden History presented by Walidah Imarisha.
- When Portland banned blacks: Oregon’s shameful history as an ‘all-white’ state.
- Latinos in Oregon.
- Japanese Americans in Oregon.
- Chinese Americans in Oregon.
Tools for your Racial Justice Toolbox
- How to be an anti-racist
- Decolonizing anti-racism
- Beyond protests: 5 more ways to channel anger into action to fight racism
- Racial Equity Tools
This page was last updated in February 2021.