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As we navigate an ever changing world we can be confronted with many incidents locally and nationally that remind us of the need for persistence in the pursuit of racial justice, equity, and inclusion. The following resources are tools to help center community care, education, and wellness.

For faculty and staff supporting students remember:

You don't need to be an expert. There are no easy answers. Your willingness to listen helps students feel more comfortable and connected.    

Acknowledge where we are today. Create space for students to talk about past and current incidents that have impacted our campus, regardless of our personal identities and affiliations. 

Ask students to speak for themselves, especially in group conversations, but avoid asking under-represented students to provide comment simply because of their identity. 

Admit that these conversations can be uncomfortable. Lean into the discomfort. Sharing your personal thoughts and discomforts may help you connect with students.  

You don't need to be an expert. There are no easy answers. Your willingness to listen helps students feel more comfortable and connected. 

Reinforce the bigger picture. A diverse college experience builds foundational skills that better prepares students for the global workforce, and helps them be more compassionate friends, family members and citizens. 

We are here to help you. The resources below are a series of virtual tools that that center communal wellness. Lastly, utilize the people in the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion, Student Diversity & Belonging Staff , and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

The Black Academic Excellence Center

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Free self-healing Resources for Black Folx

 

This is a collection of resources to help start or continue your self-healing practice, with a wide range of tools. It is centered on the healing of BIPOC folks.

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A guide for how to actively engage in and support the Black Lives Matter Movement

 

In the wake of the continued acts of racism and violence targeting the black community, one of our student leaders curated a directory of additional resources and opportunities for how we all can be accomplices in the fight for racial justice.

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The Dream Center 

 

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Quick Guide for the Central Coast Undocumented Community 

 

This guide was developed for the undocumented community to have easy access to resources and information needed during this time. Please check back frequently to the linked information as there is rapidly changing information.

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Know your rights training

 

This training was curated by the Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success to educate all folks on their rights when confronted by the police. Given current events the training has been enhanced to include protest information.

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The Gender Equity  Center

 

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Resource Guides for Womxn of Color

 

The following are a collection of resources for womxn of color that are rooted in holistic community healing, racial healing, and mindfulness.

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Healing Justice Podcast

 

This Podcast features sound healer and community organizer Bea Anderson in conversation about liberating our voices to speak up, overcome silence, and heal.

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The MultiCultural Center 

 

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POC Yoga

 

Embrace your wellbeing through a variety of free yoga videos created by and for people of color!

 

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Virtual Care Package 

 

Curated with love by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center this virtual care package includes poems, meditations, films, and other cultural nutrients by APIDA artists, writers, scholars.

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The Men and Masculinites Program

 

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Men of Color Dialogue 

 

The Men of Color Dialogue is a dedicated space for men and masculine-identified students of color to connect, create community, and participate in our collective growth as men of color. 

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Therapy for Black Men Directory

 

A directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist. Using the directory, men can search by therapist location and specialization.

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The Native American & Indigenous Cultural Center 

 

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Herbal Guide to Collective Protection and Healing

 

Prepared by Sitting Bull community members, herbalists, and herbalism teachers and students, this is a list of herbal medicines to support indigenous communities through healing and wellness. 

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Decolonizing Community Care in Response to COVID-19

 

For indigenous peoples whose ancestors were intentionally exposed to viruses, this moment can also feel triggering and bring up ancestral trauma and even distrust and disbelief. Now more than ever it is imperative to decolonize from individualism and reconnect with ways of community care.

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The Pride Center

 

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LGBTQ+ Educational Materials 

 

The following resources are routinely maintained and updated by our cultural centers to provide our Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo community with educational resources and materials to explore topics of sexual and gender diversity.

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Coming Out Guides 

 

Coming out is the process in which an individual a) accepts and identifies with their gender identity and/or sexual orientation and b) shares their identity willing with others.  These guides can help support and guide folx through this process.

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