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Response to Racism: Action Resources

Contact:  womensnetwork@wm.edu

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Response Sent on June 4, 2020

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 Dear Women's Network Community,

The Women’s Network Executive Committee stands against racism, bigotry, and police brutality.  We recognize that William & Mary perpetuated slavery and its legacies, and the university is still working to create a space where all feel welcome, supported, and comfortable. One of William & Mary’s core values is flourishing, and there is much work to be done for all women to flourish. The Women’s Network Executive Committee commits to provide a space for shared discussions about racism, facilitate events for our diverse campus organizations and groups to be seen and heard, and to encourage our members to take action (suggestions below).  This network is about empowerment and support for all women staff and faculty and we will take steps to promote empowerment for all members.

Suggested resources *we aim for these resources to be the beginning, not the end, of resources we provide; our work is just beginning so we encourage you to send us materials we can promote in future messages/events.


Campus Resources

Take Action

Provide Financial Support

Talk about Race and Racism with Children

The Lemon Project:

Books  (please consider buying from one of these a black owned bookstore or from  bookshop.org to help small businesses and avoid price gouging of some of these books for sale elsewhere)

Podcasts

With our wish for safety, health, and peace for you,  

The Women's Network Executive Committee

https://www.wm.edu/sites/womensnetwork/index.php