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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Members of TEAM ADVANCE wish to express our concern and outrage at the ongoing violence against Black women and men in the United States. As a program that works to support women faculty, we also realize that the ongoing epidemic of anti-Black violence coupled with the Coronavirus pandemic is creating unique stressors for Black women, including those who are UNC-Chapel Hill faculty. We are committed to working towards greater racial and gender equity at UNC and ask our campus partners to join us as we engage in efforts to transform institutional cultures and practices that promote discrimination and inequity. We realize the critical importance of being informed about the history and present-day realities of systemic and structural racism in the United States. It is also critical that we all take action in our various spheres of influence. In spite of differences in background and personal experiences, we must each play our part in creating a campus and country where all are included, safe, and free from violence.

Erin Malloy, M.D., Lead Principal Investigator
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
Professor and Director of Medical Student Education, Department of Psychiatry with secondary appointment in Social Medicine, School of Medicine

Jaye Cable, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator
Senior Associate Dean for Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Professor, Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program and
Department of Marine Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Kia Caldwell, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator and Special Assistant to the Provost for TEAM ADVANCE
Professor, Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Kelly Ryoo, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator
Associate Professor, School of Education

Patricia Parker, Ph.D., Senior Personnel
Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

Gloria Thomas, Ph.D., Senior Personnel
Director, Carolina Women’s Center 

Shauna Cooper, Ph.D., Faculty Fellow for Intersectionality and Gender Equity
Associate Professor and Director of Diversity Initiatives, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences

Joanna Foland, M.A., Research Project Manager
Center for Faculty Excellence

Susan Girdler, Ph.D., Advisor for Mentoring Program Development
Lead Principal Investigator, The PROMISE Study
CFE Faculty in Residence for Faculty Mentoring

Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Development, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine


American Psychologist Special Issue on Racial Trauma and Healing (Vol. 74, Issue 1; full access via UNC Libraries)

Anti-Racism Resources (UNC Office for Diversity and Inclusion)

#YourVoiceMatters (UNC Office for Diversity and Inclusion)

Here’s How to Teach Black Lives Matter: A Short Course (Nadia E. Brown, Ray Block, Jr., and Christopher Stout via Washington Post)

A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources (Katie Couric on Wake-Up Call/Medium)

Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are, They’re Not (Danielle Cadet on Refinery 29)

Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death Is … A Lot (Shenequa Golding on Medium)

Academia Isn’t a Safe Haven for Conversations on Race and Racism (Tsedale M. Melaku and Angie Beeman via Harvard Business Review)

Being Antiracist (National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian)

Police in America Are Looting Black Bodies (Trevor Noah via NC Policy Watch)

The Sentencing Project

Protests, Police Brutality, and a Pandemic (Charlie Shelton-Ormond and Dave DeWitt via WUNC, NC Public Radio)

The Racial Healing Handbook (Anneliese A. Singh)

How to Be a Good White Ally, According to Activists (Emily Stewart on Vox)

Special appreciation to Drs. Kia Caldwell, Shauna Cooper, and Gloria Thomas for contributing resources.