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University Library

Black Lives Matter

This guide is a living document and will be added to over time.

Welcome

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The Cal Poly Pomona University Library is committed to providing accessible and informative materials that address racial and social justice in our society. In this guide, you'll find a growing list of anti-racism, social justice, and Black Lives Matter related resources available on and off campus. This collection is by no means comprehensive but, we hope, it will provide our community with some guidance to addressing racism, white supremacy, and state violence while also centering and uplifting the immense cultural contributions of Black Americans.


  • All books listed are linked to their record in OneSearch. If you see a gap or would like to request an eBook version of any print materials listed, please contact one of the Subject Librarians. We'll do our best to accommodate all reasonable requests.

  • If you'd rather purchase your own copy of any resource, consider supporting a Black-owned independent bookstore near you.

  • If you'd like to have some structure to help you engage with these varied resources, check out the Black Lives Matter Syallbus from Dr. Frank Leon Roberts of NYU.

Community Reflection

On June 2nd, 2020, the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Diversity at Cal Poly Pomona held a community reflection in response to numerous incidents of anti-blackness in the United States – which sparked outrage, grief, despair, and nationwide protests.

Following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police, the fatal shooting of jogger Ahmaud Arbery, and the racial profiling of Christian Cooper, there was an urgent need for the Bronco family to come together and share in that collective grief.

Throughout this guide, we've shared many of these resources in order to better support diversity, equity, and inclusion work on campus.

 

On June 17, 2020, the Cal Poly Pomona Academic Senate adopted the Cal Poly Pomona's Commitment to Anti-Racism resolution.