Tulane University School of Social Work

Empowering Change

In affirmation of our commitment as a social work school, we are sharing resources and encouraging action in our collective fight to end racism and oppression in all forms. We endeavor to continue important conversations around race and inequality to empower change in our classrooms and communities.

The Tulane University School of Social Work has curated resources centering marginalized communities so that you can learn more about them and find ways to dismantle oppression.

action for academics & organizers

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness is a valuable initiative for academics to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability. Guided by a Black feminist frame, it hopes to foster accountability and growth for non-Black people and enhance healing and wellness for Black people.

In Making Higher Education Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi details possible reforms in admissions and faculty representation for colleges and universities. Kendi is a National Book Award Winner, Contributing Writer to The Atlantic, and Director of the Boston University Center for Anti-racist Research

The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture describes the harmful beliefs and activities that show up in organizations and suggests tangible ways to dismantle them. This resource is from Showing Up for Racial Justice and comes from Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun.