WORC (Whites Organizing for Racial Consciousness)
WORC (Whites Organizing for Racial Consciousness) is a campus network who holds space for DU community members to support racial justice and the responsibility white people have in building a more just and fair community in solidarity with people of color. (Any discussion of identity is intersectional; however, the focus of this group is to discuss racial identity.)
Participants are determined to "do the WORC" within our own campus to make our larger community fair, just, and safe. WORC is designed to encourage reflection, including receiving and offering critical feedback.
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Meetings & Events
Monthly, midday, meetings focus on media selected to advance white identity consciousness and criticality, with discussion of and engagement in action steps to deconstruct and dismantle white supremacy. It is integral that folks who participate in WORC have a genuine curiosity and interest in learning about and dismantling white supremacy.
For online access and other meeting details, join the e-list above or email us.
These admittedly agenda-d resources are offered to encourage participants to educate themselves and their actions, not necessarily as an endorsement of providers or specific content.
- A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 'Fed Up'-rising (The Root)
- DU Libraries' anti-racism resource guide
- 'We Are Living in a Racism Pandemic,' Says APA President (APA)
- For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies (Sojourners Magazine)
- White Anti-Racism: Living the Legacy (Teaching Tolerance)
- Checklist for White Allies (Powershift network)
- Ally vs Accomplice (Medium)
- 10 Documentaries To Watch About Race Instead Of Asking A Person Of Colour To Explain Things For You
Campus Resource Offices
- Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) campus reporting and response process, via EO/IX. (For immediate physical safety issues, contact Campus Safety at 303.871.3000)
- Cultural Center area supports student identity/ affinity communities
- Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) supports academic and faculty-focused initiatives
- Equal Opportunity/Title IX provides prevention education, investigation, and adjudication around University's non-discrimination policies
- Human Resources & Inclusive Community's (HRIC) People Development provides staff and all-employee learning
- Inclusion & Equity Education (IEE) supports student-focused learning initiatives
- Office of Teaching & Learning's (OTL) Inclusive Teaching Practices