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This ongoing webinar series on Racial Equity & Human Rights has brought together accomplished speakers from a variety of fields to discuss the many manifestations and implications of racism in our society. Recordings of all past events are available on each event page. 

Racial Equity Resources

Start here: Anti-Racism Guide 

Anti-racism is more than simply not being racist. This guide is intended to provide general information about anti-oppression, racism, privilege, and inclusion, as well as information and resources for the social justice issues key to current dialogues within the University of Iowa community and beyond. This guide is by no means an exhaustive list of anti-racism initiatives nor does it capture all of the many facets of the larger conversations about the issues listed here. This guide serves as an introduction to these issues and as a starting place for finding information from a variety of sources. 
Created by UI Libraries, June 17, 2020. 

Then, take the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Have you ever made a successful change in your life? Perhaps you wanted to exercise more, eat less, or change jobs? Think about the time and attention you dedicated to the process. A lot, right? Change is hard. Creating effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege, supremacy and leadership is like any lifestyle change. Setting our intentions and adjusting what we spend our time doing is essential. It’s all about building new habits. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. The good news is, there’s an abundance of resources just waiting to empower you to be a more effective player in the quest for equity and justice.
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Moving Forward on Native American Rights

This Zoom webinar was held on August 5, 2020 to address ongoing human rights issues facing indigenous populations in the US. Watch the recording below and view the provided resourc…

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Race and International Human Rights

This webinar from July 29, 2020 focused on racial equity in international law, with a particular focus on the body of international human rights law and treaties ratified by the Un…

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Race, Health, and COVID-19

Recording of the webinar held on Wednesday, July 22 with panelists Dean Kevin Washburn, University of Iowa College of Law; Dr. Nafissa Egbuonye, Black Hawk County Health Department…

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Police, Prosecutors, and Race

On July 15, Dean Adrien Wing, UICHR Director and Bessie Dutton Murray Professor of Law interviewed guest speaker Professor Angela J Davis, American University Washington College of…

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Historical Perspectives on AntiBlack Violence and Visions for the Future

Wednesday, June 24 at noon, professors and historians Dr. Simon Balto and Dr. Ashley Howard discussed the history of violence against the black community and how to move forward. T…

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Understanding White Privilege

In this one hour Zoom webinar below, Dean Adrien Wing, Director of the UI Center for Human Rights, talks with Dr. Eddie Moore, about white privilege. What is it? How does it suppor…

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The Right to Protest

The June 12 webinar addressed the rights of protestors, the civil rights framework, criminal implications, and civil remedies. Speakers included: Raneem Hamad, organizer for Iowa F…

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Activism, Dialogue, & Healing

Racial Equity & Human Rights: Activism, Dialogue, & Healing (June 5)Recording of the Racial Equity & Human Rights webinar held on June 5 with Dean Adrien Wing, Mazahir Salih, Dr. S…

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