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.

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.

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.

Cornell Community Conversation on Race and Labor in America - Discussion of "13th", the documentary.

If you missed the opportunity to attend this webinar with Professor Ifeoma Ajunwa of Cornell University’s ILR School/Law School and Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin of the University of California, Irvine School of Law we have provided a recording below, along with additional resources that were mentioned during the webinar.

The film is still available for free streaming on Netflix and Youtube )

Date of film discussion: September 10th, 2020.

Video recording of Webinar: Video Recording of Webinar here

The conversation discussed the film along with the following articles:

Books for further Reading:

  • Race, Labor, and the Future of Work, Ifeoma Ajunwa, (Oxford Handbook for Race and Law)
  • Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. - Danielle S. Allen 
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Ann Jacobs

Additional Resources mentioned:


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)