Healing, Allyship, and Action: Stronger Together

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arberry bring to bear the painful reality of racial injustice in America. In times like these, when social injustice grips our national, local, and university communities, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and Associated Student Body commit to offering support. The Stronger Together Dialogue Series seeks to provide opportunities for healing, effective allyship, and action that creates a better world.

Healing

Creating space to heal from the trauma of witnessing, experiencing, and/or processing social injustice is an essential pillar of Stronger Together.

stronger together dialogue series: unpacking the manifestations of racism throughout America

Flyer for the first session of a dialogue series focused on unpacking the manifestations of racism throughout America.

Join us for the first in a series of dialogues to help us heal, learn, and take effective action to create a better world on June 3, 2020 at 6pm.

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Allyship

Creating opportunities for individuals and communities that are not as directly or acutely impacted by the recent violence, but who maintain a deep concern and interest in becoming allies for those who are, remain a central component of the Stronger Together plan.

stronger together dialogue series: unpacking the manifestations of racism throughout the University of Mississippi

Dialogue series focused on allyship

Join us on Wednesday, June 24 at 6pm CST to continue the dialogue, as we discuss Fraternity & Sorority Life, University symbols and history, the Grove, campus elections, reimagining the police, and freedom of speech. To register click this link.

“How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi Book Group Discussion for more information contact: engaged@olemiss.edu

Free Film Showing and Live Discussion of ‘The Long Shadow’ Through Oxford Film Festival Thursday, June 4th @ 7 PM CST. For more information: http://thelongshadowfilm.com/enough/

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Action

Stronger Together seeks to promote collective actions by diverse groups to directly address the conditions that lead to continued violence. We welcome UM and LOU Community members as partners as we consider and evaluate these and other options for organizing and implementing collective action.:

  • Deliberative Dialogue: a series of planning meetings designed to help a diverse group develop a core problem that they want to work on together through a project, build an action and implementation plan, and assess their work at the conclusion of the project. This workshop series provides an outline of the basic content.
  • A Community and Police Forum: a conversation between the campus community, the LOU community, and law enforcement in Oxford and on campus designed to facilitate dialogue around preventing the kinds of tragic situations we’ve seen across the nation.
  • A Civic Deliberation: an opportunity for folks who don’t see a topic or issue in the same way to listen and share towards building a better collective understanding.

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University and Department Statements 

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Campus Resources

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

PH: 662-915-2933

Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

PH: 662-915-1689

Office of Community Engagement

PH: 662-915-2933

Associated Student Body

PH: 662-915-4524

Black Student Union

PH: 662-915-1689

Student Disability Services

PH: 662-915-7128

UMatter

PH: 662-915-7248

University Counseling Services

PH: 662-915-3784