Updated regularly, our staff and faculty will recommend their favorite DEI content on selected topics.
Resources for Continued Engagement
Staff and Faculty Picks for Antiracism
- Marlon Riggs, Black is … Black Ain't (1995). Streaming on Kanopy, Vimeo, and the Criterion Channel. An epic scrapbook/documentary/music video/home movie/editorial ringing changes on Zora Neale Hurston’s There is no The Negro here at the apex of the AIDS crisis. The rough edges are definitely not smoothed over, but, in the end, it leaves you exhilarated, ready to face 2021.
— Kevin McMahon, Kappe Library Manager
- Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric jumps out from the page. Her poetry captures the “everyday” violence of being Black in America, the cumulative stresses and slights in interactions and daily rituals that go unseen or unacknowledged by white society.
— Mimi Zieger, M.Arch ‘98, Visiting Faculty
- The Origin of Race in the US: You can’t understand antiracism without first understanding race and racism. Given SCI-Arc's large international population, I love that this video gives us a starting point for understanding how both phenomena have existed in the US and changed over time.
— Zahida Sherman, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Reading List for Equity and Representation in Architectural Thinking
- Resources on African American Architects/Designers/Urbanists in Southern California
- Women’s History Month Reading List Foregrounds Figures Shifting Practice and Culture
- Kappe Library December Reading List Highlights Imago Mundi, Indigenous Cultures
- Race and Architectural Solidarity: Reading List and Resources compiled by SCI-Arc faculty and staff
- Shareable Anti-Racism Resource Guide, Tasha K. Ryals
- Anti-Racism Guide (For white people)
- Black Lives Matter, Meredith TenHoor and Jonathan Massey, Aggregate (Architecture History and Theory)
- SPACE/RACE, Ana Maria Leon and collective of architecture and urbanism thinkers/historians
- A Thought Starter for Transgender Inclusion
From the Media Archive
- Black Lives Matter Week of Action Monday, February 1: Restorative Justice, Loving
Engagement, and Black Women
- Black Lives Matter Week of Action Tuesday, February 2: Diversity, Globalism, and Collective Value
- Black Lives Matter Week of Action Wednesday, February 3: Trans Affirming, Queer Affirming, and Empathy
- Black Lives Matter Week of Action Thursday, February 4: Intergenerational, Black Families, and Black Villages
- Black Lives Matter Week of Action Friday, February 5: Unapologetically Black
- A Queer Query