We believe in change through education and information, check out this collection of films from Kanopy that highlight the historical social and systemic injustice towards the Black community. Including the documentary based on James Baldwin’s rhetoric, I Am Not Your Negro; the film providing an unflinching look at the Ferguson Uprising, Whose Streets?; and the 3-part documentary examining racial biases, Race: The Power of an Illusion.
We ask all of the Mines community to commit to learning more about unconscious bias and systemic racism. Find your own way to take meaningful action towards being an advocate, ally, and anti-racist. The following resources are great to start the learning process. - Mines DI&A
If you uphold Mines DI&A values and want to state your commitment as an advocate for racial equity and anti-racism, add your pledge to this Excel spreadsheet. With Mines’ DI&A commitment to a shared responsibility, we encourage you to join the discussion and share your ideas for social change on the dedicated Teams channel.
Recent events, and those that preceded, have been especially distressing for those who identify as African American or Black. We have worked with members of the Black Mines Community Alliance (MCA) to identify resources to help process this trauma:
An intimate portrait of four people of color in the Pacific Northwest coping with microaggressions and implicit bias in everyday life. Their vivid stories create "reveal" moments, where the truth about lived experience shines and inspires. A white ally discusses his experience of privilege as he struggles to learn about and change his own racial bias.