Ohio University

Munch and Learn Series

The Patton College presented a Munch and Learn series focused on becoming an anti-racist community during Fall Semester 2020. Resources and links to the recordings of each session appear below:​​​​​​


Social Justice and Anti-Racism Educational Resources:

Anti-Racism on Campus: Lifting Student Voices Panel Discussion

Anti-Racism on Campus: Lifting Student Voices (YouTube)

In this final session of the Patton College's Black Lives Matter Munch and Learn series for fall semester, Moderator Marcquis Parham talks with students from the Patton College and the Scripps College of Communication. The students share their perceptions, experiences, resources, and advice on becoming an anti-racist educator - both as a profession and in day-to-day life. 

The panelists shared definitions, resources and thoughts, which follow below:

  • "The History of Racism in America," an article in Smithsonian Magazine
  • Book: "Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity" by Brenda J. Allen
  • Microagression: a comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalized group (such as a racial minority); also, behavior or speech that is characterized by such comments or actions.
  • The Myths of the Thanksgiving Story and the Lasting Damage They Imbue (Smithsonian Magazine)
  • Ohio University's Multicultural Center offers diversity training opportunities. Learn more at https://www.ohio.edu/diversity/multicultural-center/trainings
  • Learn more about OHIO's Diversity Studies Certificate
  • See Stephen Barrett's clothing line at www.CreamyStudios.com or @creamy.studios on Instagram
     
  • A few powerful quotes from the discussion:
    • As we move forward, we must guard against replacing racism and sexism with other isms regarding other groups. -Mylun Jackson
    • If you aren't aware of your privilege, you can be part of the problem. -Randi Bateman
    • Part of being privileged is being able to ignore racism and pretend it isn't your problem or the issue has nothing to do with you. Being vulnerable and admitting when you're wrong is key to growth. -Stephen Barrett
    • Don't become fixated on guilt. Talk to your colleagues on how you can be supportive. Be an ally but don't act without understanding your actions. -Stephen Barrett
    • Making time for self-care and to recharge is important. Pour into yourself as you work to remain open to new experiences and new ideas. And continue to do the work because you really want to be a part of change! -Randi Bateman
    • Don't compare your personal progress to anyone else's but don't be afraid to stretch yourself! -Mylun Jackson
    • Community is important because no one can do this alone. Use the technologies we have to share your ideas, write your ideas, and remain open. -Randi Bateman
    • If you have family members who hold racist ideas, don't shun them but engage them. Talk to them to draw them out and then share your point of view respectfully. -Stephen Barrett
    • Stay hungry! There's an endless supply of resources and there's always something out there that can help you learn, grow, and act. -Camilla Hibbard

 

Black Women's Academic and Professional Experiences (YouTube)

Program Evaluation Form
 

Panelist-Provided Resources:

 


Brothers RISE: Recruiting African American Males into the Teaching Profession through Hip-Hop Based Education

Brothers RISE: Recruiting African American Males into the Teaching Profession through Hip-Hop Education (YouTube)

Program Evaluation Form
 

Panelist-Provided Resources:


Advocacy & Allyship: Every Day, Not Just When it is Trending

Advocacy & Allyship: Every Day, Not Just When it is Trending (YouTube)

Program Evaluation Form

Panelist-Provided Resources:


The Black Male Experience: Academic and Professional Worlds Septemebr 14, 2020

The Black Male Experience: Academic and Professional Worlds (YouTube)

Program Evaluation Form

Resources:

Find useful resources for anti-racism education (compiled by faculty at Rutgers University) https://gse.rutgers.edu/content/teaching-about-racism-injustice-and-structural-inequality-resources