Overcoming Racism

Racism is a Pandemic

We stand with our partner communities around the country in denouncing hatred and racial injustice, and call for the fundamental ideal of our nation—the inherent dignity of all people.

Our work at EdRedesign is to create equitable opportunities for every child in our country, particularly those from historically marginalized populations.

This mission has become more imperative in the last weeks and months as both the pandemic and systemic racism have exposed deep, longstanding inequities. As we continue our collaborative work to build more just, coordinated systems of support and opportunity for all children, we are lifting up the work of our community partners and sharing their words with you.

 

Community Spotlight: Chicago Southland & Craig Park Restoration Project

Craig Park Restoration Project "Phase Two"

Two community leaders, Donzell Franklin and Bridgette Simmons, talk about their role in leading the Craig Park Restoration project in University Park in the Chicago Southland (one of our By All Means communities). This is an effort to strategically redirect the tremendous energy generated through the recent protests against police violence and racism into positive and constructive change. The revitalization of this park will ensure neighborhood kids will have a safe, clean, and beautiful place to play.

158 Resources to Understand Racism in America  - These articles, videos, podcasts and websites from the Smithsonian chronicle the history of anti-black violence and inequality in the United States

Black Lives Matter: Antiracism and Health Suggested Resources - Harvard Countway Library

How Higher Ed Can Fight Racism: ‘Speak Up When It’s Hard’ - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hutchins Center for African & African American Research - Harvard University

Mayors and governors: This is how you tackle racism - Brookings Institution framework

Talking About Race - National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institute

The Gaps Between White and Black America, in Charts - The New York Times, Opinion, June 19, 2020