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Anti-Racism : Getting Started with Anti-Racism at USM

Information for students, faculty, and staff about anti-racism.
The USM Libraries unequivocally condemn racism. We stand in solidarity with our students, faculty, staff, and community members of color; with Maine's Black community; and with all those calling for an end to the legacy of racist violence. We are committed to USM's Goal 10, upholding the principles of anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and justice at our university.

President Glenn Cummings' "Stand Against Racism" Statement

E-books on Anti-Racism available at USM

  • USM faculty, staff, & students sign into the MyUSM portal and then click on the e-book.
  • E-books may have a limit on the number of users, so may not be available immediately.
  • Any questions, just contact AskALibrarian for assistance.

Anti-Racism Books available at USM Libraries

  • When our curbside pickup program is setup, USM community members will be able to check out our books.

Free Screenings of Maine Native American Films

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:00 PM

FREE SCREENING & Discussion with Authors & Filmmakers


DAWNLAND - "For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. DAWNLAND goes behind-the-scenes as this historic body grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations.

DEAR GEORGINA - A Passamaquoddy elder journeys into an unclear past to better understand herself and her cultural heritage.

Register to attend this event.

What is Anti-Racism? (18 min.)

An Introduction to "Biased" by Jennifer L Eberhardt (11 videos, most ~4 min.)

The Danger of a Single Story - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (18 min.)

How Racism Makes Us Sick? (Dr. David R. Williams, 17 min.)

"Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, going beyond traditional measures like income and education to reveal how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality."  From Ted Talk.

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man (Emmanuel Acho; ~10 min.)

"Not Racist" vs. Anti-Racism (51 min.)

How to Overcome Our Biases (Verna Myers; 18 min.)

What's White Fragility? Interview with Author Robin DiAngelo (PBS; 18 min.)

More videos can be found on the Additional Anti-Racism Resources tab.

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