Diversity, transformation, and learning are at the core of our OEOP mission. As an organization, we have committed to increasing access in science and engineering since the launch of the first MITES class in 1975. As we grieve for the lives that were unjustly taken from members of the Black community, we recognize the need for individual and organizational actions in the journey against racism and discrimination.
The following are resources that our team has used to both cope with these difficult times, and educate ourselves and our communities. The list includes options for self-care, education, and action that we hope will be helpful to you. This list is by no means exhaustive, and we welcome additional resources and suggestions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources to help with coping, mental health and healing:
- Community Healing Network: Healing in the Face of Racial Trauma
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Taking Care of Yourself
- Self-Care Tips for Black People who are Struggling with this Very Painful Week (Vice)
- Boston College Racial Trauma Toolkit
- Mental Health and Self Care Resources from Balanced Black Girl Community
Resources to learn more and address implicit racial bias:
- Recommended Resources from the #ShutDownSTEM Movement
- Particles for Justice Resources: Books, Articles, Podcasts, Videos
- An Anti-Racist Resource Guide for the Graduate Education Community
- Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources: Books for Every Level of Awareness, Social Media Accounts to follow, and faith-focused and family-focused resources
- Research from the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU on The Trauma of Racism
- Speaker and Author Dr. Amanda Kemp’s Racial Justice from the Heart