People marching in front of Sproul Hall to protest the appearance of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot; Source: SPLC)

Responding to Charlottesville

We stand by President Krislov’s condemnation of the bigotry and hatred exhibited at the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend. We’ve compiled a collection of resources for the Pace community – from educational links to information on how to protest safely if you choose to do so – that we feel will be helpful as we process and respond to what happened in Charlottesville.

Protest Safety

Protest 101: Know Your Rights
Many members of the Pace University community choose to participate in the numerous demonstrations, rallies, and protests occurring in New York City and beyond. For students, staff, and faculty who do choose to participate in these events, it is important to be aware of the right to protest and peacefully assemble, as well as how to stay safe.

The Alt-Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know
The Southern Poverty Law Center examines the alt-right, profiles its key figures and exposes its underlying ideologies. They also recommend ways to deconstruct and counter its propaganda, mount peaceful protests, and create alternative events and forums when alt-right speakers are invited or come to your campus.

Education and Context

The Charlottesville Syllabus
The Charlottesville Syllabus is a resource created by the Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation to be used to educate readers about the long history of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia. With resources selected and summaries written by UVa graduate students, this abridged version of the Syllabus is organized into six sections that offer contemporary and archival primary and secondary sources (articles, books, responses, a documentary, databases) and a list of important terms for discussing white supremacy.

Alt-Right, Alt-Left, Antifa: A Glossary of Extremist Language
This New York Times article explains the meaning of some of the terms and expressions used by white supremacists and far-right extremists.

Why the Charlottesville Marchers Were Obsessed With Jews
Anti-Semitic and anti-black logic fueled the violence over the weekend. In this article in The Atlantic, Emma Green explains some of the history of anti-semitism and white supremacy.

Pod Save the People: Charlottesville
In this podcast, DeRay talks with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe about the deadly white supremacy violence in Charlottesville, VA’s police and state response, and the leadership needed to move forward locally and nationally. Wes Gobar and Devin Willis from UVA’s Black Student Alliance join DeRay, as does Danyelle, the NAACP’s UVA chapter leader to talk about their experiences on the ground and what’s next.

Allyship and Anti-Racism

Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Guide
After acts of violence and hatred, people all over the country stand up to fight hate and promote tolerance and inclusion. More often than not, when hate flares up, good people rise up against it — often in greater numbers and with stronger voices. This guide from the Southern Poverty Law Center sets out 10 principles for fighting hate in your community.

Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves
This crowdsourced document includes resources on understanding white supremacy and systemic racism, a history of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and ways for anti-racist allies to take action. Note: The wording and some resources in this document are partisan; however, there are valuable non-partisan resources included as well.

4 Self-Care Tips for People of Color After Charlottesville
“When our newsfeeds are saturated with a constant feed of violence, it’s best to focus on nurturing yourself because for Black, indigenous and people of color, self-care is a form of resistance.” This article from Teen Vogue offers four ways to heal and care for ourselves during especially challenging times.

On-Campus Resources

New York City Pleasantville
Office of Multicultural Affairs Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs
Counseling Center Counseling Center
LGBTQA & Social Justice Center LGBTQQIA at the MADP
Black Student Union Black Student Union

Photo notes: People marching in front of Sproul Hall to protest the appearance of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot; Source: SPLC)