Racial Justice Resources

"As an institution, we are committed to maintaining an environment where students from all backgrounds can thrive and grow as members of a caring, inclusive community. Racism has no place at SUNY Cortland. That means that we, as a university and as individuals who believe that the weed of intolerance limits opportunity and stifles potential, must do more."

 – President Erik J. Bitterbaum

Racial Trauma Toolkit

In this era of having witnessed multiple police killings of African American boys, men, girls, and women either directly or vicariously through media accounts, communities of Color may experience post-trauma symptoms. California State University has created a group of resources called Racial Trauma, Resiliency, and Ally Resources for managing symptoms and working toward healing. 

Responding to Anti-Asian Racism 

Resources and strategies for teaching about Asian Americans and responding to Anti-Asian racism -  Prepared by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA). In the face of continued hate crimes targeting Asian Americans and in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, NCTA at TEA offers educators this resource guide on the Asian American experience. Organized into four sections, the list is not exhaustive, but is intended to provide a selection of resources for immediate use and reflection. 

To Help and Heal

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

Webinars and opportunities

21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge

Take our 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge. Each day offers a new theme with a variety of activities to choose from, including articles, videos and more. Do the challenge on your own, with some friends or as a department.

21-Day Challenge

Anti-Racism Training

Offered by Diversity and Resilience Institute of El Paso, this online training is free and open to the public. Other SUNY campuses are recommending this training to their employees. The virtual training is structured into three modules with two hours of content in each and provides opportunities for breaks and self-pacing. According to the training website, participants will:

  • Learn about historical events, ideologies and social structures and how they inform modern-day beliefs, bias and perception.
  • Analyze concepts of racial identity, bias, privilege and prejudice
  • Reflect on their own identity, bias, privilege and prejudice
  • Identify strategies to engage in difficult conversations
  • Reflect on ways to integrate anti-racism work into their daily lives

Anti-Racism Training

SUNY Cortland Anti-Racism Action

Connect with other SUNY Cortland community members engaged in anti-racist learning and action:

  1. This fall, each department/program/office is going to engage in a strategic planning process to become more anti-racist. Based on your learning, what anti-racist learning or actions would you recommend to your colleagues? 
  2. Document the ways in which your learning and reflection are changing your practice as a professor, researcher and community member. Do you have channels to share this learning with your students? With your academic community? If you don’t, how can you work toward creating a conversation about your learning and the changes in your practice?


Take Action



Watch the following films for free with your Cortland ID.