Northeastern students have provided the #BlackAtNU platform listing demands for change from Northeastern University "to act in a closer and more accountable sense of community amongst Northeastern students, faculty, staff, and senior leadership."
John D. O'Bryant African American Institute (JDOAAI) Resources
JDOAAI offers several community programs to support both students and the broader Northeastern community. Programs are intended to support students and alumni, increase local and global awareness and connectedness, and bring together the broader Northeastern community.
JDOAAI offers several important services to the community. Their services are designed to support students in achieving academic excellence, to assist them in making healthy adjustments to living and participating in academia, and in building community. They include the Excel Grant Program, community service, and more.
The Counseling component of JDOAAI provides a wide-range of services to students of African origin. The services are designed to enhance students’ academic, career, and personal development. JDOAAI's goal is to encourage students in a process which will enable them to express their feelings; to evaluate and resolve problems, to explore options; to formulate short-term and long-term goals; to make solid decisions and develop self-assessment, self-advocacy, assertiveness and leadership skills. They encourage students to strive for academic excellence and to participate in extra-curricular activities that will enrich their overall college experience.
The Africana Studies Program hosted a panel titled “The Fight to be Heard, Seen, and Understood: The Resilience of Black Studies in Academia” whose discussion was rooted in Black scholarship and it’s intersections with Covid-19 by Northeastern faculty and administrators. This resulted in a resource sheet with classes, articles, campus resources and external resources for Fall 2020 and beyond.
The Social Justice Resource Center on Northeastern's Boston campus maintains a list of student groups and Northeastern departments that are oriented toward addressing social change and social justice concerns.
The Social Justice resource center compiled a list of off campus resources who can help you with your social justice ideas and concerns. Students should contact the groups directly if they research the groups and are interested in connecting with them. The information in this link does not reflect an exhaustive listing, nor an endorsement by the Social Justice Resource Center.
The CIE hosts a variety of workshops and dialogues each year that are designed to provide students with a space to have transformational conversations, explore concepts of identity and inclusion and process timely, global occurrences.
Institute of Health, Equity, and Social Justice (IHESJR)
Disparities in health and mental health arise and persist as the result of complex individual, societal, and global factors. IHESJR bring together faculty and students from across Northeastern University, along with external research partners, to tackle these complex challenges. IHESJR's teams draw upon a wide range of research methods and interventions, but share a common commitment to promoting health equity and social justice through high-impact, community engaged research.
Join the Northeastern University Health and Counseling Services in a virtual safe and validating space to process the impact that racial injustice and systemic racism have had on you and those around you. Facilitated by Toni Monfort, LMHC Thursday's from 1:30-2:30pm EST.
Northeastern Cultural Life in collaboration with the Center for Intercultural Engagement and the Social Justice Resource Center have compiled a list of anti-racist resources including books, podcasts, movies, social media, and more.