As we celebrate Black History Month, we pause to recall and honor the history of Black Americans, and their contributions in the United States. The department’s Diversity Committee encourages the LARP community to dedicate this month to learning and action.
Some recommendations for learning and reflection from members of the LARP Diversity Committee:
From Elizabeth Brabec:
Browse the Library of Congress digital histories, including many collections on Black and African American history: https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/category/african-american/
Introducing the Black, Indigenous and Minority Americans Digital Futures Program: https://blogs.loc.gov/ofthepeople/2021/01/introducing-the-black-indigenous-and-minority-americans-digital-futures-program
From Carey Clouse:
“Black Landscapes Matter”
Link to interview about this book: https://dirt.asla.org/2020/06/24/interview-with-walter-hood-black-landscapes-matter/
From Michael Di Pasquale:
"Begin Again, James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons For Our Own", a book by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
"Being an Anitracist", a video/TED Talk, by Ibram X. Kendi: https://www.ted.com/talks/ibram_x_kendi_the_difference_between_being_not_racist_and_antiracist
From Darrel Ramsey Musolf:
For Black History month, I recommend two items: a book, a documentary.
The book is The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. The documentary is “LA-92” by directors T.J. Martin and Daniel Lindsay.
Click on the following link for my personal commentary: https://umassonline.voicethread.com/share/16895565/
From Samantha Solano:
The Black Landscape Architecture Symposium (series of lectures on a lecture series featuring the work of Black landscape architects: https://blacklanetwork.com/symposium
From Jake Bulter
Brené’ Brown's 'Dare to Lead' Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/3oEPsPKDhPVoNNL7pH5db6
- Brené with Aiko Bethea Pt 1 & 2
- Brené with Chad Sanders
- Brené with Sarah Lewis Pt 1 & 2
Brené Brown's 'Unlocking Us' Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4P86ZzHf7EOlRG7do9LkKZ
- Brené with Emmanual Acho
- Brené with Sonya Renee Taylor
- Brené with Austin Channing Brown
- Brené with Ibram X Kendi
From Alicia Coleman
"The Code of the Streets", an article from the Atlantic Magazine: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1994/05/the-code-of-the-streets/306601/