Recommended Antiracism/Antioppression Resources, June 2021, curated by Kel and Maura
Guide to Gender Identity Terms (NPR):
Brief but comprehensive explanation of gender identity terms and pronouns; we might find the Q&A on pronoun usage to be especially helpful in our work with patrons.
Juneteenth and Women’s History (New-York Historical Society):
This essay talks about the history of Black women in the celebration of Juneteenth and how they’ve been central to its celebration.
Pleasure Gardening with Tourmaline (Museum of Modern Art):
An audio walking tour by artist Tourmaline of “pleasure gardens” in New York, which were public gardens and places for and by the Black community. “This audio tour of Manhattan brings together real spaces where people dreamed up and then practiced versions of freedom during slavery and other forms of involuntary servitude.”
Race on Campus: BIPOC, Minority, or People of Color? (Chronicle of Higher Education):
Useful brief essay about terms used to refer to nonwhite folx. With City Tech officially designated by the federal government as a “minority-serving institution” the discussion of the problematic aspects of the term “minority” is especially relevant.