Resources for racial justice teach-in

As many of you know, there has been a call for a national scholar strike on Sept. 8 and 9 to make a stand for racial justice and promote “a public teach-in about police brutality and violence in our communities from both historical and contemporary perspectives.”

Inspired by the WNBA’s, NBA’s, and MLB’s work stoppages, a number of academics thought something similar should happen in the academy (see here and here). There are any number of ways to voluntarily participate in the scholars’ strike from not working to discussing issues of racism and police violence with your students to attending the national teach-in or local events being organized by CRES faculty. 

For those of you who do want to raise these issues with your students next week, we have compiled a list of resources that may be useful in supporting that conversation. You and your students can also tune into the national teach-in and the Facebook live event https://www.facebook.com/Scholarstrike2020 (find more details and updates on Twitter at #ScholarStrike or @ScholarStrike). 

We also want to highlight the hard work and important scholarship and teaching on race and racism by CRES and faculty of color at TCU, and those who have long advocated for racial justice on the TCU campus. We hope that these prove useful for those of you who choose to participate.

In solidarity, 

The AAUP Justice Committee

Resources for Teaching about Racism, BLM, and Policing

Film Clips and Documentaries

Articles

Published by Chip Stewart

Professor of Journalism at Texas Christian University. J.D. (University of Texas), LL.M. (University of Missouri), Ph.D. (University of Missouri). Former head of the Law & Policy Division at AEJMC. Founding editor of Community Journalism. Author of "Media Law Through Science Fiction: Do Androids Dream of Electric Free Speech?" (Routledge, 2020); co-author of "The Law of Public Communication" (11th ed., Routledge, 2020); editor of "Social Media and the Law" (2nd ed., Routledge, 2017).

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