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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Flaxman's Pop Up Libraries

Banner reading: Reflecting & Revising, Antiracism + Black Lives Matter virtual pop-up library re-release

REFLECTING & REVISING

In June 2020 Librarians in the Flaxman Library asked themselves "how can we help uplift resources for the Black Lives Matter movement and anti-racism self-education?" As protests and movements erupted across the United States in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other black people by the police, a remarkable boom in grass-roots information sharing happened. Instagram posts, Google Documents, and Twitter threads - valuable information about racial justice were being distributed everywhere. Seeking to capture and share as much as possible, the librarians created the original Anti-racism + Black Lives Matter Virtual Pop-Up Library (2020).

Over time, more links were added as new resources were discovered. This created a repository that had many useful items, but became less helpful to the average viewer due to its organization. We also reflected on the implications of combining Anti-racism and Black Lives Matter categorically. While anti-racism is a necessary aid to the Black Lives Matter movement, we felt it was important to more clearly disentangle the two concepts and prioritize the work of Black Lives Matter in this resource list. After reflecting and revising, we are re-releasing this guide in time for Black Heritage Month 2021, in the hopes that it is more useful to our community as we continue our collective work towards racial justice. We still welcome any feedback, suggested additions, or other comments about this guide to flaxman@saic.edu.  

This list was last updated on 1/29/21. You can also checkout the original Anti-Racism + Black Lives Matter Virtual Pop-Up Library (2020) or the sub-collection of resources for Juneteenth 2020.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BLACK LIVES MATTER RESOURCES

ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES

THE BASICS

GOING DEEPER

Reading lists, Google Documents, and other collections of works on the topic of Anti-Racism to dig deeper and learn more.

EXAMINING ACADEMIA / ORGANIZATIONS / INSTITUTIONS

ZINES

DISCOVER BLACK ART + ARTISTS

WELLNESS + SUPPORT RESOURCES

SAIC RESOURCES

WELLNESS RESOURCES BEYOND SAIC FOR BLACK FOLKS

To see a list of wellness and support resources beyond SAIC for Latinx, Indigenous, Undocumented, and LGBTQ+ folks, see our Post-Election Information guide's Wellness + Support page.

BLACK EXPERIENCE + HISTORY RESOURCES

ONLINE

PHYSICAL RESOURCES

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