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Dear WGS Community,
I wish that I were writing under different circumstances, again. 
In the midst of the global pandemic and in this time of ongoing protest of police killings of unarmed African Americans and pervasive White supremacy, it’s important that we support each other. For White people, it’s important that we support Black lives with more than platitudes and press releases. It is time, however, for action. In the spirit of #BlackOutTuesday, here are some resources that have been circulating in our social networks over the past few days. We (the WGS core faculty) hope these may be useful to some of you. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and we will send other resources each week in June that will focus on racial justice, consciousness-raising, coalition building, and social transformation.
How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi:
The African American Policy Forum:
INCITE! Women of Color Collective:
Locally: @knoxvillesblackmamasbailout
The Bail Project:
Race: The Power of an Illusion (film and resources)
Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives:
Philadelphia MOVE Bombing Documentary:
30+ Resources to Help White Americans Learn about Race and Racism:
Movement for Black Lives: (see especially The Platform)
Southerners on New Ground:
Black womxn on Twitter to listen to and amplify their voices:
Tressie McMillan Cottom
Brittany Packnett
Keeanga Taylor
Leslie Mac
Black Women Radicals
Brittney Cooper
To all members of our community, and especially our Black students and students of color: if there is anything at all you need from the WGS faculty—if there are things that we can do to support you—please reach out. We are here for you; you matter. Even though we are scattered across the country and world right now, you are in our thoughts.
In solidarity, 
-Patrick R. Grzanka, WGS Chair/Associate Professor, Psychology
p.s. Happy Pride! Remember, the first one was a riot. Follow @lgbt_history on IG.