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Decolonize the Classroom
Work against the dominance of Western European and white American narratives and practices by amplifying those of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the classroom.
Books in the Harrison Libraries (selections)
Music and Social Justice by
Call Number: MT1 B455 M875 2021 [Allen shelves]
Scenarios, example dialogue, unit ideas, and lesson plans for teachers to lead students (ages 6-14) to think critically about the world around them.
The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education by
Call Number: MT1 O935 S63 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2015
Frames social justice within social, historical, cultural, and political contexts; grapples with issues of inclusivity and diversity, racism, and other cycles of injustice in music pedagogy; and offers specific examples of social justice in action.
Race Dialogues by
Call Number: LC1099.3 .K36 2019 [Mortensen shelves]
Publication Date: 2019
Helps develop skills to facilitate race dialogues in classrooms, professional learning communities, and beyond. Includes lesson plans and hands-on material.
Speaking Out Against Racism in the University Space by
Call Number: LC212.4 .H68 2018 [Mortensen shelves]
Publication Date: 2018
The book shows how universities can examine their staff and student recruitment, investigate their teaching methods and policies, and decolonize their curricula.
Explore Anti-Racist Resources
Anti-Racism Books in the Libraries (selections)
Uses stories, science, and strategies to expose racial bias at all levels of society, then offers tools to address it.
Dismantles outdated notions of race by illuminating what modern genetics actually can and can't tell us about human difference.
Explores race in society and encourages positive racial adjustment and deeper levels of self-understanding.
Documents the arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to justify racial inequalities. Addresses what readers can do to confront personal and structural racism.
Award-winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society. Offers tools to expose racist thinking and reasons to hope.
Argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.
Examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
The classic book on the psychology of racism, essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.
Find more books about race issues
Some of the resources on these lists are available in print and/or online through the Libraries. Search the title in our
catalog to find a copy. If we don't own it, search for it in WorldCat and request to borrow a copy through Interlibrary Loan.
Anti-Racism Resources for White People
Articles, books, podcasts, videos, and more.
Anti-Racist Reading List
Nonfiction and fiction books and articles. Some include links to online full-text.
Learning About Race [UHart]
Websites, readings, videos, campus resources, and more from UHart's Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra
Combines artistic excellence with cultural diversity and innovative community engagement.
Founded by conductor Paul Freeman to address the lack of diversity in orchestra performers and repertoire.
Bass Players for Black Composers
Focused on creating and normalizing new solo bass works by Black composers through commissioning and disseminating works, facilitating performances, and producing educational programs.
Castle of Our Skins
A concert and educational series celebrating Black artistry through music. Their
links to organizations, repertoire lists, and more.
The Chineke! Foundation
Works to increase the representation of Black, Asian, and ethnically diverse musicians in British and European orchestras
Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts
Promotes opportunities for Black classical musicians and others in the performing arts through performances, education, and outreach.
Institute for Composer Diversity
Research resources plus databases of composers and works searchable by genre, ensemble, and composers' demographic information.
The Sphinx Organization
Supporting diversity and inclusion in classical music education, artists, repertoire, audiences, and administration.
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