Black History Month Resource Page
Black History Month is a time to honor and recognize the invaluable contributions of Black luminaries throughout history. It is a moment to reflect on the achievements, resilience, and impact that Black individuals have made in shaping our society and culture.
Empire State University is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that values diversity and promotes deep intentional understanding. To that end, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has created this resource page dedicated to Black History Month.
This resource page provides information for those interested in learning more about the Black experience, allyship, and advocacy. It will serve as a platform for education, dialogue, and reflection, fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the Black community and the importance of solidarity.
- Tips For Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media Is Enough
- 44 Black Mental Health Support Resources
- Emotionally Restorative Self-Care for People of Color
- Impact of Racial Trauma on African Americans
- 5 Self-Care Practices Black People Can Use While Coping With Trauma
- Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma
- Self Care For People of Color After Psychological Trauma
- The Steven Fund Crisis Text Line
- Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Really Going Through It Right Now
- Lizzo on Instagram: “A meditation and mantra to promote healing during this global crisis. Use at your own pace. Love you!”
- Lizzo on Instagram: “A practice in connectivity during this social distance. Please enjoy.” Lizzo
- Black Lives Matter Meditations
- Liberate Meditation
- People of Color Meditation Groups
- My Grandmother's Hands
- Generative Somatics
- The Nap Ministry | Rest as Resistance
- Making the Body a Home
- Guide to Allyship
- Implicit Association Test
- Stay Woke
- How to Be an Anti-Racism Activist
- Advice for White Folks Following a Shooting of a Black Individual
- Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism
- How White People can be Allies
- Teaching about Ferguson, Do's and Don'ts
- Anti-Racism Resources
- Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies
- How Latinx People can Fight Anti-Black Racism in our Own Culture
- Teaching Tolerance
- A guide to how you can support marginalized communities
- Whiteness and White Privilege
- Critical Racial and Social Justice Education
- Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources
- Becoming Trustworthy White Allies
- Showing Up For Racial Justice
- Black Self-Care Tool Kit- Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma
- Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
- Right to Be - Bystander Intervention against Harassment
- Racial Equality Resource Guide
- Talking about Racism, Racial Equity and Racial Healing with Friends, Family, Colleagues and Neighbors Guide
- The White Ally Toolkit Workbook
- Free Racialized Trauma Course
- Our Struggles Are Intertwined: Intersections of Mental Health and Oppression
- Intersectionality Matters!
- It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
- The Godmother
- Yo, Is This Racist?
- Come Through with Rebecca Carroll
- The Nod
- Identity Politics
- Still Processing
- Pod Save the People
- The Stoop
- The Anti-Racist Podcast List
- Code Switch
- Seeing White
- Therapy for Black Girls
- Cultivating H.E.R Space
- Black Girls Heal
- Our Body Politic
- Black Free Thinkers
- Dear Culture
Corning Community College
February 8, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Corning Community College, Library's Hanley Room (LIB102) and via Zoom
Corning & CCC Black History Month Discussion: Bridging the Divide - Closing the Wealth and Opportunity Gap
This discussion aims to explore the systemic challenges, potential solutions, and the role of various stakeholders in creating a more equitable future. Also, it aims to inspire actionable steps towards a more equitable future for black communities, especially ours. The panelists will share their insights, experiences, and strategies for fostering economic and educational empowerment and dismantling barriers to success.
- Identify Systemic Challenges: Examine the historical and structural factors contributing to black communities' wealth and opportunity gap.
- Share Success Stories: Highlight successful initiatives and projects that have positively impacted economic and educational empowerment.
- Explore Opportunities: Discuss the role of educational institutions and community development in supporting businesses and initiatives that uplift black communities.
- Promote Collaboration: Encourage collaboration between businesses, government agencies, universities/colleges, and community organizations to create holistic solutions.
- Inspire Community: Motivate and encourage our community members.
Jerome Emmanuel, Community Development Director at Alternatives Federal Credit Union: Jerome will share his knowledge and insights on various local initiatives and community development efforts to gain a deeper understanding of how these initiatives are shaping the future of our community and contributing to its long-term growth.
Justin Grant, Executive Director - Community Development & National Partnerships/DEI at JP Morgan. With a focus on community development and diversity, equity, and inclusion, Justin will provide perspectives on the importance of collaboration and inclusive policies in closing the wealth gap.
Kelsey Davis, Founder & CEO at CLLCTVE. As the founder of CLLCTVE, Kelsey brings a unique perspective on the intersection of technology, creativity, and community building. She will discuss innovative approaches to empower black communities through entrepreneurship and skill development.
Register for Zoom Link Here
Meeting ID: 999 8200 6395
SUNY New Paltz
February 12, 6:45 - 8 p.m.
If You Only Knew…
Co-sponsored by the Educators of Color Network, & Future Teachers of Color – This panel discussion will explore issues faced by educators of color that may surprise you. Then plan to join the conversation in our breakout rooms.
Cara Breitenbach, Maya Leslie, Janacia James, Dr. Danielle Point Du Jour, & Angela Armstrong
SUNY New Paltz
February 29, 7 p.m.
Where did the Church Go?
The Black church has a long history of faith-based social consciousness and voice. Does it still? Join us for a lively discussion on “Where did the church go?” with local clergy responses to this question.
Pastor André Louis, Pastor McWilliams, & Evelyn Clarke
Rockland Community College
Visit Rockland Community College's Black History Month page for a list of upcoming events.