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Social Justice Resources


During this time of tragedy, anger and upheaval following the death of George Floyd, many in our community are seeking ways to advance social justice and racial equity, and protest police brutality. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation more troubling and complex. The below resources have been curated by staff, faculty and students at the Brown School who want to advance change, while being mindful to protect public health. Read the full June 2 message from Dean McKay on engaging during this time of crisis. 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Office of Community-Based Partnership and the Center for Social Development at the Brown School are collaborating to coordinate the Inclusive Voting: Key to Democracy Project (IVKD) Project. You are invited to participate as poll site workers on Election Day – Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – or volunteer with the National Election Protection Service. Related trainings include:

  • Election Protection Training: Social Media on 10/24/20 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You can also volunteer to be a poll worker:

Events of Interest

  • The Third Presidential Debate Watch Party will be held on 10/22/2020 at 7:30 – 9:45 pm sponsored by the same organizations above. To RSVP for the link, click on: gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu/rsvp
  • The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with Princeton University on an upcoming webinar, “Building your facilitator Tool Box: Honing dialogue skills to navigate pre-post-election tension.” The virtual session will be hold on October 27, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Register here.
  • The Two Pandemics, One Election series took an unflinching look at what's at stake this election for three Mondays before each debate.

Post-Election Self-Care

It is possible that uncertainty and distress may accompany this election, both during and after an outcome is announced. We encourage everyone to make a plan to process the results and engage in any needed self-care. Also remember that participation does not end on November 3. We encourage you to continue being involved in the process, locally and nationally, throughout the election cycle.

Racial Equity Work

How Can White People Help? 

Specific Resources for Families

Activism During a Pandemic

For International Students

Advocacy and Social Media

How to Influence Your Close Circles 

Systemic Change