Dear Wesleyan community,
With the uptick in incidents of bias and harassment on college and university campuses nationwide, a dual concern and deep interest from individuals from marginalized groups for personal and psychological safety, as well as a general desire for sense-making in general has arisen. It is our personal responsibility to continue to educate ourselves and remain firmly committed to Wesleyan’s welcoming and inclusive values, seeking community when needed, challenging our internal biases as necessary, and remaining intellectually and emotionally open the difficult task of building an inclusive community in the face of bigotry and fear-mongering.
The Office for Equity & Inclusion serves as a hub that provides a broad range of prevention and response resources to address these challenges as a community. We don’t have office hours because you are always a priority and we welcome you to stop in, although we do appreciate prior appointments.
We cannot take action to address incidences of bias, hate, and discrimination unless you report. It’s easy, it’s anonymous if you prefer not to give your name, and it’s only a click away. We take all claims seriously and have strong relationships with law enforcement in the event the incidents rise to the level of criminal behavior.
While we have internal workshops, programing, and interventions we provide, these electronic resources below are just one way you can start to make sense of your own personal challenges and knowledge gaps as you continue to strive to be an ally against all forms of bigotry and hate.
If you have additional resources, stop by, we’d like to sit and speak with you,
Antonio Farias North College 317
Teshia Levy-Grant North College 122
Debbie Colucci North College 112
Patricia Stephenson Gordon North College 318
Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) https://www.wkkf.org/what-we-do/racial-equity/truth-racial-healing-transformation
Advancing the Mission: Tools for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The Danger of a Single Story
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race
Southern Poverty Law Center
Hate Crime Laws
Racial Equality Tools
Gender Values: Meeting the Challenge for STEM Gender Diversity
Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES)
Understanding gender bias
Civic Engagement and Diversity:
Research on engaging across different points of view
Diversity & Democracy
Why social equity and justice are hard
True Colors Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services:
Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and Interfaith Dialogue:
Interfaith Outreach, Anti-Defamation League: http://www.adl.org/education-outreach/interfaith-affairs/
Connecticut Muslim Coalition:
Yale Center for Faith and Dialogue: