Racial Justice Resources
Compiled below are resources surrounding racial justice.
If you would like to add to this list, please contact the HSC Ministry team at HSCMinistry@luc.edu.
The Use of Force Project
Policies regarding use of force different communities have in standing in their police precincts.
The Holy Spirit is Moving Us to Act Against Racism (America, the Jesuit Review)
Four Ways for White People to Challenge White Apathy (Ignatian Solidarity Network)
Recording: A Virtual Vigil for Racial Justice and Community Conversation (Santa Clara University)
Engineered Conflict- A Discussion led by David Stovall
The University of Illinois Chicago’s David Stovall, an associate professor of Educational Policy Studies and African American Studies, discusses racism as it relates to school closings, public housing, law enforcement & the future of black life. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network (CAN TV).
The 21st Century Policing
Proposed by Barack Obama, this task force was formed to examine police brutality and police policies around the country, asking mayors of cities to sign on that they’ll sign the document and implement the ideas proposed. Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago, IL, signed on and pledged.
#BlackCatholics Syllabus (Curated by Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt)
“This syllabus is a collection of resources related to Black Catholics in the United States. It is intended for academics, journalists, educators, diocesan institutions, parishes, congregations of women and men religious, and the general public. This syllabus prioritizes the work of Blacks in order to center the voice of Black Catholics in creation of their own narrative.”
Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Assoc. Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University, started the hashtag on Twitter to gather resources to help teachers talk about Ferguson (and beyond).
Prayer, Reflection, and Action for Racial Justice
Novena for Racial Justice: July 10-19
A Parish Journey for Racial Justice and Equity: July 16, 3-4:30 PM ET
21-Day Ignatian Racial Equity Challenge: July 20-August 9
Give Your Time: If you've thought about signing up to be a tutor or mentor, now is a great time. Check out the many national civil rights organizations or find a local, grass-roots group. Some options include: Color of Change, National Urban League, Black Lives Matter and Race Forward.
Resources Recommended by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Racism is very real and can result in traumatic mental, emotional and physical issues. Getting help is a sign of courage, strength and self-advocacy.
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM): Group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.
Black Mental Health Alliance: (410) 338-2642. Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.
Black Mental Wellness: Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.
Ebony's Mental Health Resources by State: List of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state as compiled by Ebony magazine.
Melanin and Mental Health: Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black and Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.
Ourselves Black: Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.
WHAT NOW: An Antiracist Teach-In (NBA, WNBA, One World, Randomhouse)
Dates: August 16-22
WHAT NOW: An Antiracist Teach-In is a weeklong virtual conversation series featuring dialogues between Professor Kendi and other prominent thought leaders and activists. Through these conversations, we hope to listen, learn, and reflect as Americans chart a path forward for our country—and ourselves. Each ticket comes with a book, fulfilled by a different Black-owned bookstore each night, and admission to that evening’s conversation.