Poetry and theory are often inseparable, and we have this, from poet Evie Shockley:

 I taught last semester from this book: Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era.  It includes very helpful essays about historical and contemporary  African American elegies generally, but with an emphasis on poems for victims of lynching and police violence.  It also collects new poems from the Black Lives Matter period. There are materials from the #FergusonSyllabus (and similar efforts) that would speak to issues raised by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others in this moment.  We can also go back to materials pulled together for teaching Hurricane Katrina, to help students think about how “natural disasters” (like Covid-19) have unnatural, disproportionate impacts on Black people and other people of color.
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Here is a lovely graphic of antiracist books, by @JaneMount, brought to us by the University of Missouri Libraries, along with info on the books themselves:


USC Libraries antiracist Pedagogy Guide, including the sections: Resources to use in the classroom, Methods and challenges, Pedagogy and whiteness, Antiracism and allyship in the academy, Further resources.


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The Google doc crowdsourced list of antiracist pedagogy resources below seeks not to duplicate works on the CTI or USC lists. List originally compiled by Corine Tachtiris (UMass Amherst). Doc is open for collaboration.


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With an understanding of the theoretical contours of anti-racism and the inter-disciplinary nature of antiracism (antiracism as visual art, theater, poetry, and music), teachers will be guided as they launch their own investigation into and subsequent unit development about anti-racism. To connect our study of anti-racism to pedagogical contexts, there will be a menu of readings that teachers can self-select depending on their teaching contexts, grade levels and individual interests.


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University of Denver:

Inclusive teaching practices require us to engage the wealth of intersecting social identities and positionalities that faculty and students bring to the classroom. Whether face-to-face or online, inclusion must not be an afterthought. Rather, it should permeate every aspect of curriculum and course design, classroom management, and assessment of teaching and learning.

Through this site, we invite you to advance your praxis, create dynamic courses, remove barriers to learning, and dismantle oppressive practices by implementing inclusive pedagogies. Explore critical diversity considerations that shape higher education in real-time, read academic articles, visit suggested websites, and watch recommended TED talks and videos.

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75 Things White People can do for Racial Justice
Contains good links for learning more about racism and actions that individuals can take to call out racism when they see it or hear about it.
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A useful speech to guide educators and how they teach during this time. I’ve also seen this New Yorker piece make the rounds:
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