NYU Solidarity Week creates opportunities for students, faculty, and administrators to deepen their understanding of the experiences of others, and raise awareness of the individual and collective injustices that confront many in our society.
This guide covers many works that grapple with an intersectional and intercultural understanding of oppression. Explore and access publications on the reading list as well as complementary suggestions made by members of the NYU Division of Libraries' staff.
Be sure to check out NYU's Solidarity Week Events and to follow the @nyuogi, @nyucmep, and @nyulgbtq social media channels to learn more about ways you can be in solidarity with historically marginalized communities, specifically those impacted by the current context of COVID-19, including but not limited to: People of Color (highlighting anti-Asian / Asian American racism), People with Disabilities, LGBTQ+ communities, Low-income communities, and working artists.
Definition of Solidarity
solidarity (v.) refers to practices that reflect a commitment to others, out of the recognition that we all have a shared responsibility towards collective freedom. My struggle is your struggle because my freedom is our freedom.
Definition of Allyship
allyship (v.) is an active and consistent practice of unlearning and re-evaluating beliefs and actions, in which a person seeks to work in solidarity with a marginalized individual or group of people.