University Life created this website as a resource for engagement; inspired by the words of University Life’s Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education & LGBTQ+ Resources: “NOW is the time to take action. NOW is the time to have those uncomfortable conversations. NOW is the time to engage in and read about anti-racism. NOW is the time to ask, what are we doing to center people and lives that are often not included and systemically vulnerable?”

It is just a beginning. We will continue to add to the information as it becomes available to us. We will continue to evolve in our work towards racial justice. But, if you are here, search through this site and use the provided information to find ways to act, whether in self-reflection or advocacy. Together we can engage in allyship, and accompliceship, and see racial justice and an end to police brutality against Black Americans realized.

Action Items

vote

Register to vote

Educate

Educate yourself on what it means to be anti-racist.

Be mindful of the Black experience. Hear what others have to say

Learn more about allyship and being an accomplice for Black lives

Connect

Connect with the Mason community. Important conversations and events.

Screenshot, share, and repost resources to educate those around you

Support Black-owned businesses

Continue to donate to fund and support initiatives you care about if you have the means

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Mason Resources

200-level courses

300-level courses

400-level courses

Organizations and Petitions

  • Justice for Big Floyd Please join us in demanding justice for George Floyd and his family by adding your name to our super petition. When you sign, our platform will automatically send your message to County Attorney Michael Freeman, who has the power to arrest and charge these police officers. We need all hands on deck to demand justice: please add your name to tell County Attorney Michael Freeman that they need to be put behind bars.
  • Justice for George Floyd We are trying to reach the attention of Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to beg to have the officers involved in this disgusting situation fired and for charges to be filed immediately. Please help us get justice for George and his family!
  • Justice for Breonna Taylor Sign the petition demanding that:
    1. The Mayor and City Council address the use of force by LMPD.
    2. Fire and revoke the pensions of the officers that murdered Breonna. Arrest, charge, and convict them for this crime.
    3. Provide all necessary information to a local, independent civilian community police accountability council #CPAC.
    4. Create policy for transparent investigation process due to law enforcement misconduct.
    5. Drop all charges for Kenneth Walker, Breonna’s boyfriend, who attempted to defend them and their home.
    6. Release the 911 call to the public for accountability.
  • Text options Text “FLOYD” to 55156 and sign! Text “JUSTICE” to 668366 Text “JUSTICEFORBRE” to 55156 Text “ENOUGH” to 55156 - demand justice for Breonna Taylor Text “JUSTICE” to 55156 - demand DA George Barnhill and Jackie Johnson are removed from office