A Follow Up to our Coalition Conversation on Affirmative Action

A list of resources and opportunities to stay involved with our DEI efforts.

As a follow up to our coalition conversation on the recent Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action on July 12, we’ve compiled a list of resources and ideas for contributing to the ongoing work ahead to move forward diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on your campus and in your community.

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Don't miss these resources from Campus Compact and our community partners on advancing DEI in our communities. 

  • Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices: This new book centers anti-racist community-engaged traditions that BIPOC academics and community members have created through more than a century of collaboration across university and community. Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices will be released on August 29, but you can pre-order your copy now!
  • Neighborhood Democracy: Building Anchor Partnerships Between Colleges and Their Communities by Richard Guarasci: Guarasci's book offers a model of civic mission and engagement where colleges can develop reciprocal partnerships with local institutions, civic, and business groups to increase educational outcomes, promote local entrepreneurship and community involvement, raise incomes, and more.
  • Racial Inequity and Community Engagement Knowledge Hub: A collection of reading and resources relevant to racial equity and anti-racism work in higher education community engagement. This knowledge hub includes dozens of books, essays, and articles on anti-racist community engagement as well as videos, databases, and equity analysis resources.
  • Upcoming reports by Campus Compact fellows Castel Sweet and Lena Jones: Don't miss these upcoming reports by our Strategy & Visioning Fellow, Castel Sweet, and our Community Colleges Network Fellow, Lena Jones. Castel's report on structural and operational alignment of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging with civic and community engagement will spotlight how campuses are approaching this work and provide insights into what's working and where opportunities for greater alignment lay. Lena's report will shed light on the current status of civic and community engagement on community college campuses and addresses the path forward for creating new models of civic and community engagement uniquely suited to community colleges. Both reports will be released in September 2023.
  • "Natural Allies: How Diversity Leaders and Community Engagement Leaders Build Democracy Together," An Op-Ed by Campus Compact President Bobbie Laur, and National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE)'s Paulette Granberry Russell: The Op-Ed released in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, explores the responsibility of campuses and communities to join together to "forge a path toward a just and equitable future" in the wake of the Affirmative Action ruling.
  • Anti-racist Community Engagement: A Blog Series by Cindy Vincent and Roopika Risam: In anticipation of the release of Anti-racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practices, the authors led a summer blog series on anti-racist community-engaged pedagogies and practices. For this blog series, authors shared or reflected on various aspects of their work, including discussions about the “behind the scenes” of projects, recasts of chapters to spark larger conversations, or synopses of initiatives followed by things that have happened and things authors have since learned. More blog posts from the series:
    • Unlearning to Grade in Anti-Racist Community-Engaged Courses by Carmine Perrotti and jesús hernández: An exploration of ungrading as anti-racist pedagogical practice for the community-engaged classroom, based on the authors experiences implementing ungrading in an undergraduate course on the theory and practice of community-engaged scholarship at Brown University. 

    • Claiming creative space is our ancestral right. by Alexandria C. Onuoha: A reflection on claiming creative space, which refers to the idea of Black girls in particular using their identities and everyday experiences to be builders of knowledge, culture, and innovation while subverting conventional ideas of creation without fear.