Staff Collective for Change: Conversations to Empower Antiracist Action (formerly known as SARAE) is a group welcoming all members of the Carleton staff community to participate in dialogue sparked by selected media that centers issues of racism. The dialogue events will take place in a series each term, and one can choose to attend all or a select number of the events.

Stay Connected


Have you attended any of our dialogues? Please take a couple minutes to fill our our feedback form! We are always looking to improve these discussions and welcome your input. Additionally, join our email list to stay updated on SCC dates and media.

Stay Accountable


At each session, the Collective will institute a Call to Action. This will be a time where attendees will reflect on a specific action they can take to make Carleton or their broader community a more inclusive, equitable, and antiracist space.

The SCC Action Accountability Guide is meant to assist staff in completing action steps through identifying timelines, resources, and challenges associated with the action.

Guide Our Sessions


We want to help Carleton staff get what you need out of these dialogues, so we want to know what you’d like to discuss! If you have a theme, topic, or specific piece of media that you think SCC should host a dialogue about, let us know via the form below.

Find the details for each meeting below. Please listen to, watch, or read any identified media before participating in the dialogue, if applicable. ALL Carleton Staff members are welcome to attend these meetings, regardless of experience discussing issues of racism.

Spring 2022 Dialogue Series


Spring Session #1

Rescheduled for Thursday, April 28 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Zoom

Spring Session #2

Thursday, May 12 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Zoom

Theme:

Characteristics of White Supremacy

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Media to review before the session:

  1. PDF: Characteristics of White Supremacy
  2. PDF: White Supremacy Culture in Organizations

Optional Resources: Coming Soon!

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Resources for Continued Learning & Un-Learning

The following links were suggested by members of SCC as resources they have found helpful in their learning/unlearning journey. Depending on where folks are in their own journey, some resources may be more helpful than others. Please explore them as you see fit, and feel free to suggest the addition of any resources to SARAE leadership.

Instagram Accounts

Starting Out

Diving In

Articles & Websites


Full SARAE Media, Resource, and Discussion Question Archive

Fall 2020 Dialogue Series


Fall Media Theme: Historical context of racism in the US & at Carleton

5th Tuesday, October 13, 12:25 – 1:25PM (Common Time)

Featured Media

Podcast: The Diversity Gap Podcast: Part One: The “R” Word-Racism and Organizational Culture w/Jen Willsea.

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Additional resources for this session

Free access to these materials (paper or ebook) may be available through Carleton’s Gould Library!

7th Thursday, October 29, 12:25 – 1:25PM (Common Time)

Featured Media

TedX Talk: Let’s get to the root of racial injustice, by Megan Ming Francis, TedXRainier 2016.

Add this event to your calendar to access the zoom link.

Disclaimer: In Megan Francis’s 2016 Tedx Talk, she uses the term “Blacks” to refer to Black people. As times and terms have changed, we would like to be intentional with our language, using race as a descriptive rather than definitive term in our discussions. Therefore, please use language like “Black people” when referring to members of the Black community.

Additional resources for this session

Free access to these materials (paper or ebook) may be available through Carleton’s Gould Library!

9th Thursday, November 12, 12:25 – 1:25PM (Common Time)

Featured Media

Article: America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One by Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times.

Add this event to your calendar to access the zoom link.

Access the discussion questions for this dialogue here.

Additional resources for this session

Free access to these materials (paper or ebook) may be available through Carleton’s Gould Library!

Get free New York Times access via the Carleton Library.

Winter 2021 Dialogue Series (attend any or all)


Winter Media Theme: Understanding internal biases and perceptions and how they influence interactions with difference

3rd Tuesday, January 19th, 12:25 – 1:25 pm (common time)

Featured Media

Podcast: The Code Switch Podcast: Can We Talk About Whiteness?

Add this event to your calendar to access the zoom link.

Access the discussion questions for this dialogue here.

Additional resources for this session

Free access to these materials (paper or ebook) may be available through Carleton’s Gould Library!

5th Tuesday, February 2nd, 12:25 – 1:25 pm (common time)

Featured Media

TEDx Talk: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them, by Vernā Myers.

Add this event to your calendar to access the zoom link.

Access the discussion questions for this dialogue here.

Additional resources for this session

Books

Free access to these materials (paper or ebook) may be available through Carleton’s Gould Library!

Podcasts and Videos

7th Tuesday, February 16th, 12:25 – 1:25 pm (common time)

Featured Media

2 VIDEOS:

1: Where are you from? by Ken Tanaka and David Neptune

2: TED Talk by Taiye Selasi, Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local.

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Access the discussion questions for this dialogue here.

Additional resources for this session

  • Book: Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
  • TED Talk: The danger of a single story, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • We would like to state that while this TED talk is a great resource for delving further into the question of ‘Where are you from?’, we acknowledge that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has expressed problematic transphobic views which we do not support.

Spring 2021 Dialogue Series (attend one or both)


Due to decreased attendance experienced in the later sessions of fall and winter terms, we will be having only two dialogue meetings for Spring term.

Spring Media Theme: Allyship in times of uncertainty

3rd Thursday, April 15th, 12:25 – 1:25 pm (common time)

Featured Media

Podcast: So You Wanna Be An Ally Episode 1: Why Do You Need to Be An Ally In the First Place?

Add this event to your calendar to access the zoom link.

Access the discussion questions for this dialogue here.

Additional resources for this session

Free access to these materials (paper or ebook) may be available through Carleton’s Gould Library!

Support Resources for Daunte Wright’s family and Brooklyn Center

6th Thursday, May 6th, 12:25 – 1:25 pm (common time)

Featured Media

Podcast: From Woke to Work: The Anti-Racist Journey – Why Allyship is Not Enough w/ Kelechi Okafor

Add this event to your calendar to access the zoom link.

Access the discussion questions for this dialogue here.

Additional resources for this session

Free access to these materials (paper or ebook) may be available through Carleton’s Gould Library!


2020-21 SCC Media List

(Formerly SARAE)


Fall

The Diversity Gap Podcast: Part One: The “R” Word-Racism and Organizational Culture w/Jen Willsea.

TedX Talk: Let’s get to the root of racial injustice, by Megan Ming Francis, TedXRainier 2016.

Article: America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One by Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times.


Winter

Podcast: The Code Switch Podcast: Can We Talk About Whiteness?

TEDx Talk: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them, by Vernā Myers.

Video: Where are you from? by Ken Tanaka and David Neptune.

TED Talk: Don’t ask where I’m from, ask where I’m a local, by Taiye Selasi.


Spring

Podcast: So You Wanna Be An Ally Episode 1: Why Do You Need to Be An Ally In the First Place?

Podcast: From Woke to Work: The Anti-Racist Journey – Why Allyship is Not Enough w/ Kelechi Okafor

SCC’s Mission

The mission of the Staff Collective for Change (SCC) is to provide intentional, ongoing opportunities for Carleton staff to engage in anti-racism dialogue in order to raise awareness of issues of racism on campus and beyond, expand staff knowledge of disparities within our communities, and equip Carleton staff with the resources necessary to identify, denounce, and reimagine the policies, practices, and personal habits that uphold racism in our society.

SCC’s Vision

Our vision is to empower Carleton staff to engage in the ongoing work of creating an anti-racist community at Carleton. We will provide all Carleton staff several opportunities each year to expand their knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In pursuit of this vision, we seek to provide safe dialogue spaces to discuss pre-selected media that relates to that term’s theme and provide additional resources so that each person can continue their journey of understanding difference and the importance of an inclusive community.