A NOTE FROM THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR

“On May 25th, George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, died at the hands of a police officer who held his knee on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. This incident shined a light on racism and police brutality within the United States and has ignited protests across the nation. This is not an isolated incident. In recent weeks, we witnessed the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade, and acknowledge that they are not the only Black individuals that have died at the hands of police brutality within the past weeks, months, or years. Now is not the time for thoughts and prayers, nor is it time for performative virtue-signaling. Change will not come from wishing it so or by letting our engagement end on social media. Instead, we must engage in actionable steps to empower, motivate, and equip our members to enact change in their communities. This is in line with our mission statement, but it is impossible to engage with these resources or in these communities while having to fight for the value of your existence in oppressive systems designed against you. Black Lives Matter… We fight alongside the oppressed and make it a priority to take intentional action by being a part of the conversation. Racism does not have a platform in NACURH.” - Katie Westermeyer, NACURH Chairperson (Read full memo here)

 

As a region, we first want to reinforce what our organization has stated on the national level: Black Lives Matter. Any statement or memo that we give you is nothing if we don't actively name and work to dismantle the ways we as a region have not empowered, motivated, and equipped the Black members of our communities. These efforts do not end when the media coverage fades, and we will continually implement changes to our regional practices that create more inclusive spaces that lift up our Black peers. This page is just step one. Please note that the focus of this movement always remains with the Black community. To the Black folx in our region: You are seen. You are heard. We will continually fight to make IACURH and the world better for you and will hold ourselves accountable.

On this page we will be sharing resources for education, ways to get involved and act up for change, organizations to donate to, and more.

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This page will be continually managed and added to by the Regional Board. Located at the bottom of this page is a form where you can submit resources, ideas, petitions, etc. Please reach out to RJ, the CO for Marketing and Technology (ia_marketing@nacurh.org) if you have any questions or concerns

Disclaimer : The National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Inc. (NACURH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are a non-partisan organization. As such, IACURH (The Intermountain Affiliate of NACURH) will continue to provide resources, petitions, connections to organizations, etc. but will make an effort to not publish anything explicitly partisan on our website or social media accounts. We encourage our members to express themselves politically and to stand against injustice and inequality.

EDUCATION

 

ARTICLES & ESSAYS

BOOKS & PLAYS

  • Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper

  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

  • How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

  • The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

  • Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold

  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

  • So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

  • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

  • This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherrie Moraga

  • When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in 20th Century America by Ira Katznelson

  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo

  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

  • Fences by August Wilson

  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  • Jazz by Toni Morrison

  • Paradise by Toni Morrison

FILM & TELEVISION

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) | Netflix

  • American Son (Kenny Leon) | Netflix

  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 | Available to rent

  • Blindspotting (Carlos Lopez Estrada) | Hulu with Cinemax, available to rent

  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) | Available to rent

  • Dear White People (show, Justin Simien) | Netflix

  • Dear White People (film, Justin Simien) | Available to rent

  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) | Available to rent

  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) | Kanopy, available to rent

  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) | Hulu

  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) | Available to rent

  • King In The Wilderness | HBO

  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) | Netflix

  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) | Available to rent

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution | Available to Rent

  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) | Hulu with Cinemax

  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) | Netflix

  • Fences (Denzel Washington) | Available to rent

  • Les Misérables (Ladj Ly) | Amazon Prime Video, available to rent

  • The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson | Netflix

  • Crime + Punishment | Hulu

  • Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory | Available to rent

  • Let The Fire Burn | Available to rent

  • Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement | Available to rent

PODCASTS

  • 1619 from the New York Times

  • About Race

  • Code Switch from NPR

  • Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

  • Pod For The Cause from the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights

  • Pod Save the People from Crooked Media

  • Seeing White

ORGANIZATIONS TO FOLLOW

 

ACTION

PETITIONS

We recommend not donating through change.org, the donation will not go directly to the cause

This section will be added to as we gather more petitions

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