support racial justice

The lives, safety, and mental and physical wellbeing of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) matter, and we share responsibility for supporting BIPOC members of the community, including those we serve professionally, as well as our own BIPOC colleagues and trainees. We recognize that institutions of which we are a part have played roles in creating and maintaining systems of oppression and violence directed against BIPOC individuals. Individually and collectively, we must engage in the anti-racist, antiviolent, BIPOC-affirming work that can and must change lives and institutions. In all of this work, we must center BIPOC voices.

At the same time, those of us who are White should be mindful of adding to the already-heavy workload, including the emotional workload, being carried by BIPOC individuals. We offer this non-exhaustive list of ideas as to how BIPOC individuals can find support and how White allies and accomplices can do their own work to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression:

Resources for BIPOC community members who are experiencing traumatic reactions to recent, highly publicized events of racial violence in the context of longstanding, systemic oppression

Online Resources

Books

If you are considering purchasing books or other materials, please consider supporting local Black-owned bookstores; here is one such list, and there are many others. Indiebound provides links to local independent bookstores based on geographic location (however, they do not identify Black-owned businesses specifically).

Resources for Clinicians

Special thanks to Dr. Apryl Alexander, Dr. Lavita Nadkarni, Dr. Lynett Henderson Metzger, and Dr. Jill Holm-Denoma for compiling the information on this webpage