Engaging in Anti-Racist Work

Black Lives Matter candle vigil

On May 25, 2020, an encounter between a white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, and a 46-year-old Black man named George Floyd resulted in Floyd’s tragic death and resulted in large numbers of Americans taking to the streets to demand police reform and accountability. 

The Derek Chauvin trial that began on March 8, 2021, and recent increased racialized violence weigh heavily on many of us, and more profoundly have become a heavier psychological toll on many of our Black students, colleagues, peers, friends, and neighbors. In the midst of increased anxiety and conflict, we offer the following resources as a way to support each other. 

Southern Stands in Solidarity: Commemorating the One-Year Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

A Murder of George Floyd, One Year On

1 Year Later, The Video Of George Floyd's Death Has Lasting Impacts

Rest in Power, Beautiful

Protesters in London mark anniversary of George Floyd death


Steps to Take Towards Being Anti-racist:

Faculty and Staff Resources for Supporting Students

Resources for Students

Resources and Advice for Faculty and Staff

Additional Resources

People Against Police Brutality 

Black Students for Disarmament at Yale

CT Bail Fund

Black Lives Matter New Haven

Hamden Action Now

Unidad Latina en Acción

Citywide Youth Coalition 

Stop AAPI Hate