AntiRacism Resource List

In response to the Bates College community’s overwhelming desire to do the work of anti-racism and the requests for support and resources, we have designed this page. This is a communally sourced page with contributions coming from students, alumni, staff and faculty as well as outside sources that have been shared with the Office of Equity and Inclusion. If you wish to contribute to this page, please email

Training and Development Opportunities

  • Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Workshops
    • First Session: Introduction to the Work
    • Second Session: Racial Healing Circles
    • Third Session: Training Bates Community Members to Facilitate Racial Healing Circles
    • Sessions are being scheduled on an ongoing basis. Those opportunities are advertised to all Bates faculty, staff and students via Bates email accounts. For more information please email
  • Book Discussion: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous A Novel by Ocean Vuong. For More information please email
  • Black and Queer in the Academy with Dr. Ernest Gibson, Auburn University February 9, 2021 at 5:30pm
  • What’s at Stake? Racial Trauma and the Impact of Racism and Racial Inequity with Dr. Noelle Chaddock February 10th at 2:30pm (Bates Faculty and Staff Only)
  • Book Discussion: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Dr. Joy Degruy, a student led discussion with Adama Diaby on February 11, 2021 at 4pm.
  • Black in the Academy Student Panel Organized by Office of Intercultural Education Student Employees February 15, 2021 at 6pm
  • How to Make Racial Equity Matter, a workshop with Nicollette Mitchell – Bates College Director of Equity and Inclusion Education, February 23, 2021 at 12:30pm (Open to Bates College Faculty, Staff and Students)
  • Black Women in the Academy a panel organized by the Office of Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Marcelle Medford, Nicollette Mitchell, Dr. Krista Aronson, Tonya Bailey-Curry, Dr. Margaret K. Bass (Saint Michaels/St. Lawrence University), Dr. Sherry Turner (Rhodes College) and Dr. Evelynn Hammonds (Harvard and Bates College Trustee – Equity, inclusion and Antiracism Committee Chair) February 19, 2021 at 5:30pm
  • Black in the Academy with Dr. Justin Rose, Rhodes College February 24, 2021 at 5:30pm

Recorded Webinars

Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy: An Open Dialogue with White and Black Women

Black Women in the Academy

Current News Articles

America’s Enduring Caste System a New York Times Article by Isabel Wilkerson “Our founding ideals promise liberty and equality for all. Our reality is an enduring racial hierarchy that has persisted for centuries.”

Yes, You Should Speak Up If Your Family Or Friends Post Something Racist

Racial Equity in Education: 7 Key Points

Moving Beyond Diversity Toward Racial Equity

Reading Resources

Multimedia Resources