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A Call To Action — Black Lives Matter

The University of Michigan Museum of Art stands against racism and hate, and condemns all acts of violence against Black people and other people of color.

Black Lives Matter. And we are passionate supporters of making sure that message is heard, understood, and believed. Black lives deserve to be protected and systems of oppression should be called out and dismantled. 
 
The Museum will continue to use our platforms and collection to bring awareness to anti-racist issues and lift up resources that can help educate.
 
What else can we collectively do about institutionalized racism? We can protest. We can donate our time and money; we can help protestors who have been jailed, and specifically Detroit protestors; we can support the organizations seeking to end police brutality, such as Campaign Zero; and learn more about sustained efforts to fight police abuse, as described really well here
 
And for those who are white or non-Black, we can educate ourselves about how to be effective, respectful allies, and how to speak up and not speak over. Here's some good basic advice from the anti-oppression network.
 
Christina Olsen
Director

Shareable Anti-Racism Resource Guide

A guide to readings, teachings, videos, and other educational resources put together by Tasha K Ryals.

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5 Ways To Take Action Right Now

A list of to-dos for those looking for where to start. Put together by Shifting the Culture, a racial justice consulting firm run by three women of color.

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Talking About Race: A Guide

The National Museum of African American of History and Culture, part of the Smithsonian, has launched a web portal to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.

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"Being an Anti-Racist Ally"

“Not being racist is not enough. Anti-racism isn’t a belief. Anti-racism is a set of actions.” From Sophie Williams, the author of the forthcoming book Millennial Black.

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Lesson Plans for Continued Personal Learning

Learn to be an Anti-Racist in 10, 20, or 45 minutes a day by following detailed lessons plans developed by Bryanna Wallace and Autumn Gupta.

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Help, Empower, Affirm, and Love (HEAL)

U-M undergraduate student JC Garcia put together a helpful list of mental health resources.

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Centering Justice: A Lunch & Learn Webinar Series

The NEW Center, an Ann-Arbor-Based non-profit support center, presents a series of webinars featuring local leaders of color, who explore how we must center racial justice in response to COVID-19 and more broadly.

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