CRRES Statement and Updates on COVID-19
The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society seeks to maintain our scholarly community in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Research that attends to the historic and contemporary processes of racialization, migration, and ethnicity is as essential as it has always been. As we continue to weather the disparate and disproportionate consequences of the pandemic, CRRES remains committed to enacting an ethic of care and community-building. We will regularly provide updates, relevant readings, and resources during this time.
Events and Updates
At CRRES, we will continue to be in touch once a week with any CRRES updates, as well as our usual list of internal and external opportunities. As we all transition to remote work, we know there are efforts to keep academic engagement going online. If you are hosting a virtual event, please pass it on to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll share in these weekly emails. Even as we maintain physical distance, let’s remain in community with one another.
Given the recent announcement from IU's Vice President for Research on internal funding, we are suspending the current cycle of CRRES grants. We will consider applications that have already been submitted at a later date, contingent on updates from the university. While this decision has not been easy, we appreciate your understanding and patience during these rapidly changing times.
Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobia
We also acknowledge that some members of our community face the additional burden of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia during this time. We condemn these behaviors to the strongest degree and encourage those looking for more information to view the statement released by the National Association of Asian American Professionals, check out a guide for parents and teachers developed by the National Association of School Psychologists, and continue to seek out resources. The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council has also developed a system to report COVID-19-related bias incidents and recently released theirfirst report based on one week of submissions (view continued reports here).
Finally, we encourage you to pause, breathe, and take comfort in a poem from one of our own affiliates, Ross Gay, titled “Sorrow is Not My Name.”