Week of Mindful Action

September 22, 2020

Dear Grinnellians,

During this time of campus-wide reflection on the ways in which we recognize and take action on racial inequities and injustice, and strive together to create an inclusive community, I share with you plans for us to come together this week to support, share and learn from one another the ways in which we can do the work ahead of us. This is only a beginning. Members of our faculty, staff, students and community are creating more opportunities for concrete action and recognition of racial injustice beyond this. 

In community,
Anne

Tuesday

Black Students Support Group

Facilitated by Hodie Farah and Vrinda Varia
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 4 p.m. (UTC-05:00) CDT (US & Canada)
1 hour
Please see email attachment for web conference access.

Black Faculty and Staff Support Group

Facilitated by Hodie Farah and Vrinda Varia
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 5 p.m. (UTC-05:00) CDT (US & Canada)
1 hour
Please see email attachment for web conference access.

Wednesday – Day of Mindfulness

All Grinnellians are encouraged to take time to reflect on the issues of racial inequity and injustice and to use the day to seek peace and comfort.

Thursday – Engage

All Students Virtual Group:
11:30 a.m. CDT: Facilitated by Hodie Farah,
Teague Craig, and Deanna Shorb. Hosted by Sarah Moschenross
Please see email attachment for web conference access.

Register to vote:
https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote#item-212645

Additional resources:
NAACP National Platform
Black Lives Matters

Friday

Men of Color Empowered and Engaged:
Meeting Friday, 12:00 p.m., as planned with Jordan Brooks
Black Womxn’s Group:
Meeting Friday, 12:00 p.m., as planned with Jazzmine Brooks and Grinnell Black faculty and staff

Breaking Bread:
We encourage you to take some time to be with family and friends and break bread together (virtually for most of us).

Saturday – Reading and Reflection

Books

  • Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi, 2016
  • The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin, 1962
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander, 2012
  • Fledgling: A Novel, Octavia E Butler, 2005
  • Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education, Mychal Denzel Smith, 2016
  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015

Articles

YouTube Lectures

Films

Sunday – Rest and Respite

 

Intercultural Affairs continues to be available if students want to check in.
Email ica@grinnell.edu or call 641-269-3718.

Campus Safety — Escorts are available 24/7. Call 641-269-4600 for a safe ride.

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