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Many thanks to Dr. Maranda Ward for compiling and sharing this resource list:

The GW SGA president, Howard Brookins, and SGA vice president, Brandon Hill (two Black undergraduates) compiled an incredibly comprehensive Anti-racism Resource Guide. It includes antiracism books, articles, documentaries, toolkits, websites, and social media handles.
Without duplicating the resource guide above, here are some additional resources to consider sharing with our networks:

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The Nashman Center staff has had useful conversations recently, stirred by the following share by Will Brummet, our Program Manager for Co-Curricular Programs.
"For those who are on Twitter or Instagram, the #BlackinIvory dominated the weekend as over 9,000 black faculty, staff, students, and administrators detailed their experiences in predominantly white university spaces and institutional structures. As a white staff member (#spoileralert), reading the thread of stories was challenging, enlightening, and humbly inspiring to do and be better, both individually and collectively as an institution, no matter how aware or unaware I was prior to reading some of the accounts.
This article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed. today is a conversation with the creators of the hashtag (Joy Melody Woods and Sharde  M. Davis), and I found it enlightening enough that I wanted to pass along to others. It's a good intro to the reason for the hashtag if you are not familiar, and if you did read stories this weekend, it's a good follow-up to see where the creators want to go from here with it. I just wanted to pass along in case other folks were also interested."

Free Webinar, June 9th, 2-3pm (the webinar will be recorded)

Register here 

"Fresh off a spring semester dominated by upheaval and uncertainty, we all must now prepare for an unpredictable fall semester and beyond. Moderated by AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella, this virtual roundtable will explore a range of possible scenarios that could further upend admissions, curricula, and staffing. National experts and campus leaders will discuss the future of online learning, share ideas for supporting students and closing equity gaps, and offer advice for articulating the value of higher education as colleges and universities continue to adjust in the wake of COVID-19."

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The Campus Compact webinar series is back for Summer 2020 with a special series focused on the needs of campuses as they think about how to prepare for the Fall semester in light of COVID-19.

Webinars touch on topics like online service-learning,  partnerships, and risk management. Each session will include a 30-minute breakout group to discuss these topics with colleagues from across the country, share insights, and ask questions. Join us.

For more information and to register.

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Join DMV leaders to engage and share insights on the possibility for greater collaboration across the region. Regional leaders will discern what this moment demands of us to make DMV more racially equitable.

Thursday, June 11th  |  12p – 2p
https://Zoom.us/join

NOTE: The video call will be interactive. During the call you will have an opportunity to provide feedback and participate in a poll through Slido.com. Additional details will be provided during the call.

The Rodham Institute invites us all to join them, June 17th, 6pm, for a groundbreaking conversation in the Rodham Impact Speaker Series, Rated R:  Unpacking Whiteness in the Face of Racism
This conversation will be live streamed from Rodham's Facebook page:

GW Rodham Institute

We encourage you to participate in #GWInSolidarity, a series of programs and dialogues grounded in providing the GW Community with space to process, heal, learn, and work towards action against hate and oppression. 

This series is being hosted by the Office for Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement and the Collaborative for Inclusive Excellence. Programs are open to all members of the GW community, so please share with colleagues and students. 

Register here.  go.gwu.edu/GWInSolidarity

Read on for the program schedule:

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This is an opportunity to learn more about the Service-Learning Quality Assessment Tool (SLQAT), and contribute to the researchers' continued revisions. 

From the researchers:

We now invite you to join us in the second phase of our research focused on assessing the reliability and validity of our tool.  Specifically, we are looking for service-learning scholars, practitioners, and supporters to assign relative weights each of the instrument’s 28 elements by completing a survey in which you will assign each element a score, based on what you believe its level of influence is on student learning outcomes.

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"Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic is actively committed to leveraging the collective capacity of higher education to co-create an equitable, just society. Please join us for our series of "Community Equity Conversations: Don't Look Away" via Zoom with Carmen Marshall to support our members as we create an open space for listening and put our values of equity and justice into action through reflective discussions."
The first discussion on Wednesday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m. will address these questions:
  • Given the murder of George Floyd and subsequent call to action in the form of protests of racial injustice, what are your personal reflections.
  • From what you are currently reading and experiencing, what next steps are you taking or planning to take?
  • What resources and information do you need to help you move forward? Do you have resources you can share with others?

Please register for the call here. Once you are registered you will receive an email with Zoom call details.

Campus Compact has issued a call for colleges and universities to take action in pursuit of equal justice, equal opportunity, and equal power for all. They also recommend that colleges and universities examine the circumstances in their own communities and take specific steps consistent with their stated values.

"In 2015, following an earlier wave of protests in response to police violence against African Americans, Campus Compact released a set of recommendations for ways colleges and universities can challenge injustice. Read more about what your campus can do to take action.
Read the recommendations >"

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