Anti-Racism Resources

Cornell’s Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity, in collaboration with the Department of Organizational Development and Effectiveness and Professor Joseph Margulies, Professor of Law and Government in the College of Arts and Sciences, is hosting programs on anti-racism. Please click the date to register for a specific session.

Why Are People Protesting?

Hosted by Jennifer Fonseca, Sr. Management Consultant, Organizational Development and Effectiveness; and Reginald White, HR Director for the Research Division

This program provides a historical context for the current reaction to recent killings of black people in America. We will look at what institutional racism is, how it manifests and what the impact is on the greater community.

  • Thursday, July 16 at 10:00-11:15 AM
  • Tuesday, July 28 from 2:00-3:15 PM
  • Wednesday, August 12 from 10:30-11:45 AM

Allyship: How Can I Support My Black Colleagues Right Now?

Hosted by Anthony Sis, Diversity and Inclusion Training Specialist, Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity

This program delves into allyship and what it means to be an ally. We will look at what anti-racism means and how to engage meaningfully in advancing equity in our work and daily lives.

  • Thursday, July 9 from 10:00-11:15 AM
  • Wednesday, July 22 from 2:00-3:15 PM
  • Wednesday, August 5 from 10:30-11:45 AM

Urban Policing: What's underlying the tension between black communities and police departments?

Hosted by Professor Joseph Margulies, Professor of Law and Government, Cornell College of Arts and Sciences

The relationship between police and urban communities has a long history fraught with hostility and resentment that periodically explodes into episodes of anger and rage. But the best police leaders recognize the impact policing has had on communities of color and are trying to transform that relationship. In this talk, we will try to explain the root of anger and discuss the prospect of change.

  • July Date TBD

Please visit the following pages for additional anti-racism resources for students, faculty, and staff:

From the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity Resources for Engaging in Conversations About Race and Anti-Racism
From the University Faculty, Office of the Dean Take Action Against Racism
From Cornell University Press Antiracism and Racial Justice Resources (free eBooks till August 31, 2020)