Our November issue, “Disrupting Racism at OU,” will be about how OU students, faculty, and staff can take action to disrupt and challenge racism on campus. We want to hear about your experiences with racism (especially at the university), and it’s tremendously important that the community hears them as well. These can include personal stories, advice, student group efforts, poetry, artwork, prose, journalism, and more.
***We especially need visuals (photos, artwork, videos etc.).
- Short pieces 250 to 500 words (or more if you’d like!) OR interviews which are 15-30min – you can choose whichever works best for you
- Prose less than 1000 words (preferably)
- Poetry has no word limit
Be sure to include:
- 1-3 pics for the piece
- 2-3 sentence bios (+ descriptions for art/visuals)
- If you prefer, your piece/interview can be published anonymously
- Experiences with racism (especially at the university)
- Advice and tangible actions to disrupt racism
- Student group initiatives
- Your perspectives
- Racial trauma and its impacts
- Defining racism
- White privilege
- Manifestations of racism (e.g. micro-aggressions)
- Coalition/individual activism
- The Black-White binary
- Anti-racist actions the community can take
- White ally-ship
- Resources at OU (or in Norman)
- Other advice/tips for students
Again, your perspective is incredibly important to FORUM and to disrupting racism at OU!