UMass Boston

Anti-Racism Resources

In response to ongoing police brutality, systemic racism, and white supremacy, it is (and has been) necessary for us to step forward and put in the work to dismantle these oppressive systems and structures that unequivocally and disproportionately impact not only our UMB students, but our local communities as well. Additionally, we cannot lose momentum and it is our responsibility to ensure that we continue these difficult conversations, and more importantly, the work associated with them. UMass Boston students have done much to forward this tiring but important work, and we as faculty and staff can do more to support them and this work. It is imperative to support them by showing up and committing to the mission of UMass Boston. We must use our platforms for good.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which affects low-income and Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC) communities disproportionately, the Office of Social Justice Leadership and Service (comprised of Student Multicultural Affairs, U-Access, Campus Ministry, and Student Leadership & Community Engagement (OSLCE)) will offer a list of regularly updated anti-racism resources. Our hope is that participants will not feel limited by their schedules and other responsibilities, and that we can create more accessibility for folks to engage with one another and within their communities.

Below is a list of examples of how we are encouraging staff and faculty to participate. This is NOT an exhaustive list:

We will continue this throughout each semester. The OSLCE biannual Fall and Spring Days of Action will be a continuation of this anti-racism work. We must move beyond performative allyship and commit to lifelong learning, engaging, and work. Our Days of Action follow the SOAP model: Share, Organize, Advocate, Provoke & Protest.

I also want to encourage you to share this widely with your UMB networks. Thank you for your continued support of our students and the UMass Boston community. We hope you will consider partnering with us on this important initiative, and for a long time to come.

Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement
Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Suite 2300