In Solidarity

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“Even as the global fight against the pandemic has forged new bonds and inspired acts of profound generosity, we are confronted again by old hatreds and the enduring legacies of anti-black racism and inequality. It is a familiarity that makes me deeply restless for change. Part of that change is the work we do here to learn and listen across lines of difference and to build a community grounded in trust and respect. Part of that change is our work to trace the roots of inequality and its pernicious effects and to equip our students with the understanding and insight needed to create a better world.”

Dr. Claudine Gay

Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African-American Studies

Harvard University

Gender & Sexuality Studies and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at NMSU grieve the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others whose lives have been taken from them, their families, and communities by state sanctioned violence and murder. We also mourn the loss of Ahmaud Arbery and so many others whose lives have been taken from them by the agents provocateurs of white supremacy. As many already know, these poles of anti-blackness often operate in tandem. We stand in solidarity with Black people and all those calling for and seeking justice. Gender & Sexuality Studies and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department avow that Black Lives Matter. Black death also matters, be it at the hands of police violence or the multitude of inequities forced upon Black communities since 1619 that now claims Black life under the name of COVID-19. 


Gender & Sexuality Studies and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at NMSU also want to share in the mourning over the deaths, harm, and sickness of indigenous peoples, especially those in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, due to COVID-19 pandemic. We grieve these and stand in solidarity with you as you experience this harm to your communities while you also are dealing with the epidemic of MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women) and so many other injustices, inequities, threats to your sovereignty. 

Our department continues its support for asylum seekers, migrants, Dreamers, and undocumented persons as their lives continue to be harmed by unjust policies and other forms of state sponsored violence, here and elsewhere. 

We join in solidarity. 

The following contains information and links to numerous digital resources pertaining to the current crisis as well as critical conversations on this and connected topics. This page, like the Pandemic 2020: Digital Resources page, is a community support document that we conceptualize as a digital action-zap. The reason for this is because we approach such support documents as digital actions created to raise awareness about events needing immediate attention. Please see The ACT UP Historical Archive for specific explanation about actions and zaps. 



Get Informed

Cornel West: “The nation state [. . .] could not generate protection of rights.

Thread: Black Documentaries that assist in explaining anti-Black racism & brutality

Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Proportionate Response

by Steven Thrasher

Ibram X. Kendi’s

Antiracist reading list

Why has Navajo Nation been hit so hard by the coronavirus?

by Creede Newton

Summer Heat

by Mariame Kaba


“White Supremacy in the Age of Trump” by Loretta J. Ross



#JusticeforBre: Police officers who killed Breonna Taylor must be FIRED

Color of Change Petition

From Little Rock to Parkland: A Brief History of Youth Activism

by Erin B. Logan


The Reader guide

to understanding

police abolition

by Maya Dukmasova

Thread for those of you struggling to comprehend that the recent murders are just a fraction of racial violence in the United States

by Erica B


Official George Floyd

Memorial Fund

Official Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief GoFundMe

Crisis Text Line

Atlanta Solidarity Fund


Community Bail Fund 

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness


Emergency Protester’s Fund


Support Black People



Communications Inc.

 Native American youth organization in

destroyed by fire on May 27, 2020.

Ways You Can Help

Nationwide Bail Funds

way to donate to multiple

bail funds across the country


Making Things Better


How to be an ally in light of George Floyd’s murder

How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism

by Elly Belle

11 Things To Do Besides Say ‘This Has To Stop’ In The Wake Of Police Brutality

Brittany Wong

Anti-racism resources for white people

For Asian Americans: Dear Mom, Dad, Uncle, Auntie: Black Lives Matter to Us, Too

Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma

Dear potential “allies” ⁣⁣

by Radiant Raja

 Mutual Aid Hub


the Intergenerational Work

by Annie Tan

Some practices I hold as a non-black brown person

by @whostoleserendib

Why Saying All Lives Matter Is Not Helpful

by Jess Bird

Virtual Protesting 101

by Reflekt Mag 

If Your Constant Acknowledgement of Privilege Doesn’t End With…

by Marcos Gonsalez

Here’s a whole library for Black History Month

by Catherine Bouris

Y’all Know the Same System that…

by Araceli Camargo


Keeping Each Other Solid On these Streets

What to Know Before Heading to a Protest

by Kandist Mallett

Protesters’ Rights

Protest Tips from HK

From Beirut To Minneapolis

Thread: Just Going to Leave These [Resources] Here Tips from a Riot Dad//BLM

Packing a Protest First Aid Kit

How to Protest Safely in the Age of Surveillance


Protest Sign Making 101


For Educators and Administrators

To my white educators

Thread by Joe Truss

Higher Ed

Thread by Mark Huelsman

Institutions are about to invoke the work of scholars in departments born of struggle

Thread by Johnathan Flowers

Friendly Reminder for ELA

Thread by Cody Miller

Journalism is in Trouble

Thread by Evette Dionne

the most central part of my pedagogy as a lit professor

Thread by Marcos Gonsalez

Here’s something REAL easy white academics can do

Thread by Alfred L. Martin

Black people, we have learning to do, too. Black hetero/cis people need to learn about Black queer & trans history.

Thread by Eve Ewing

Demands on Universities

Thread by Hannah Alpert-Abrams

All these universities adopting statements of solidarity and diversity…

by Jennifer Joness

Citation is Academic Currency

by Danielle Slakoff

As we fight to dismantle racist institutions…Let us not forget

by Karen Tongson

BLK JOY & Care 

Zine: Black Photo Booth

Words by Mariame Kaba

Designed by Neta Bomani

Black Joy Should Be A Public Health Recommendation

by Patia Braithwaite

Brother Therapy:

Black Anger Recovery

Sound Healing for Abolition with Heather Archer Reclaim Your Breath

with Tracee Stanley

Breath Work

by Sara Clark

for when you are feeling overwhelmed

Meditation for Grief

by Adria Moses

Navigating Grief

with Nomakhosi & Black Healers Connect

AND DON’T MISS: #BlackBirdersWeek