Resources and Readings: Supporting Students and Fostering Civic Dialogue

As the Israel-Palestine crisis continues, and students continue to take action, find resources here to help support student safety and free speech and foster dialogue so that we can continue to listen, learn, act, and support one another during such difficult times.

As the Israel-Palestine crisis continues, we have seen divisive rhetoric, dangerous incidents involving student safety and free speech, and contentious exchanges between groups with different viewpoints. We’ve also seen campuses, faculty, staff, and students find ways to come together to listen, learn, act, and support one another during such difficult times. At Campus Compact, we are always asking what practical resources can move our network and campuses forward in holding space for discussion and addressing the ongoing needs of students, campus leaders, and community members. These are just a few of the many resources our staff have been sitting with and learning from over the last several months. We hope these resources support your ongoing work and commitment to supporting students and our collective civic and community engagement mission.

Fostering civic discourse and dialogue

Supporting safe protests and organizing for change

  • Hidden Healers
    Hidden Healers is an interactive platform that offers resources to promote mental well-being for people of color, designed by young leaders for other leaders. It elevates, uplifts and centers culturally grounded healing practices from BIPOC communities.
     
  • “Protests Magnify Concerns About Student Mental Health,” Inside HigherEd
    This article by Jessica Blake shines a light on data from digital mental health platforms for college students that show an increased demand for counseling amid tensions stemming from the Israel-Hamas war.
     

Combating racism, Islamophobia, and antisemitism on campus

Contribute your resources

We aim for this collection to grow and expand based on the resources you have found most effective as you approach this work. When considering something to submit please consider the credibility of the source, its relevance to the public mission of higher education, and that it is useful to civic- and community-engaged faculty, practitioners, administrators, and students. 

Please submit resources you would like to be considered for the collection to communications@compact.org.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in these readings and resources are intended to provoke thought and encourage conversation. They do not necessarily reflect those of Campus Compact or its members.