The LTS Diversity & Inclusion Committee stands in solidarity with Black communities and all those fighting against racism, police brutality, and institutionalized discrimination as we mourn the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others. We recognize our responsibility in fighting the systems that many of us individually and Lehigh as an institution have benefitted from, and encourage LTS members to take action. Below are resources to read, watch, and help.
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
""Black lives matter" : structural violence, agency, and resiliency in black transgender women's communities" in Talking about Structural Inequalities in Everyday Life edited by Ellen L. Short and Leo Wilton
How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change by Barack Obama
How Higher Ed Can Fight Racism: ‘Speak Up When It’s Hard’ by Francie Diep, featuring Lehigh professor Sirry Alang
Ibram Kendi - How to Be Anti-Racist (54:54)
Lehigh County District Attorney: Jim Martin, Phone: 610-782-3100
Northampton County District Attorney: Terence Houck, Phone: (610) 829-6630
Talk to your children about racism
Be prepared with alternatives to calling the police
CITL's Inclusive Teaching in Challenging Times: Actions for Instructors to take in their classroom during times of crisis.
- Facilitating Difficult Race Relations (Wiley white paper)
- CITL's Inclusive Teaching: Identifying Challenges and Selecting Approaches (handout)
- Inclusive Teaching Resources (links assembled by Lehigh faculty and Staff)
- Selected Articles about Inclusive Teaching (assembled by Lehigh faculty and Staff)
There are more suggestions for ways to help here. Please reach out if you have questions or would like to get involved.