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Antiracist and Social Justice Resources

An ongoing project designed to highlight and increase access to antiracist and social justice resources. New resources will be added as they become available. The search function is limited and only searches open tabs. Open new tabs for more results.

Purpose of This Guide

The purpose of this guide is to highlight and increase access to antiracist and social justice resources. Selected resources are evaluated for cultural sensitivity and awareness. They include non-bigoted opinions and strategies on how best to address racial and social issues; resources that provide historical context for laws, legislation, and movements; and applicable ways that readers can participate in the topics with which they identify.           

-The Antiracist and Social Justice Working Group

Author and Update Information

Guide co-created by Jessica Ugstad and Jaime Valenzuela.

Currently maintained by The Antiracist and Social Justice Working Group.

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service. - University of Arizona

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The gallery directly below is a visual collection of statements condemning numerous acts of violence, murder, and legislative extremes written by numerous bodies of the Arizona Law community. Included in this gallery is a large selection of responses following the tragic death of George Floyd. These statements are also collected and viewable as PDFs in the "University of Arizona Law" section below.

Collected with those statements is a selection of scholarship and opinion produced by Arizona Law faculty exploring the various topics and issues found in this guide. A number of links in the AZ Law Scholarship Section direct users to relevant content on other guide pages. All material was curated from our Faculty Scholarship Database.

University of Arizona Law Statements: A Gallery

CLS Statement of Solidarity
ILSA Statement of Solidarity Atlanta Pg.2
ILSA Statement of Solidarity Atlanta Pg.1
APALSA Statement of Solidarity Atlanta
Dean Miller Statement
Dean Miller Statement
AJICL Solidarity Statement
Arizona Law Review Statement of Solidarity
LWA Solidarity Statement
Letter to School
JAC Solidarity Statement
ELS Statement of Solidarity
APALSA Statement of Solidarity
LLSA Statement of Solidarity
NALSA Solidarity Statement
BLSA and SBA Statement
BLSA and SBA Statement
JLSA Statement to the Community

University of Arizona Law

Criminal Justice and Police Reform

Please see “Criminal Justice and Police Reform” in the Racial Justice section and the (Im)migration Rights section for further insight to this content area.

Gender Inequality

Please see “Intersectionality” in the Racial Justice section, and the LGBTQIA+ Rights section, and the (Im)migration Rights section for further insight to this content area.


Please see “Criminal Justice and Police Reform” in the Racial Justice section and the (Im)migration Rights section for further insight to this content area.

Indigenous Rights & Tribal Sovereignty 

Please see the Indigenous Rights and Tribal Sovereignty section for further insight to this content area.  

Institutional Racism & Implicit Racial Bias

Please see the Racial Justice section and the (Im)migration Rights section for further insight to this content area.


Please see “Intersectionality” in the Racial Justice section and the LGBTQIA+ Rights section for further insight to this content area.

Workers' Rights 

Please see the “Race and Poverty” tab in the Intersectionality box of the Racial Justice & Antiracism section for further insight to this content area.

In March 2021, the Diversity Committee in partnership with the American Constitution Society, the Native American Law Students Association, the Black Law Students Association, the Immigration Law Students Association, the Armenian Law Students Association and Pride Law held a college wide dialogue with students, staff, and faculty. The event was created with a hope for an open and honest dialogue between the diverse communities at Arizona Law and those who wished to serve as allies for those communities. 

Community and ally representatives from NALSA, BLSA, ILSA, ALLSA, and Pride Law spoke at the event. In conjunction with the event, a number of representatives created a document containing a list of resources on how those in the Arizona Law community could serve as allies to Indigenous Peoples and the diverse communities represented in the event. That document along with a recording of "Conversations on Allyship" are available below. 



"After the murder of George Floyd, BLSA, alongside the University of Arizona Student Bar Association (SBA), issued a joint statement in which we called on our law college community to become more active in the fight for racial and social justice. In an effort to practice what we preach, BLSA is undertaking an ambitious plan, in conjunction with multiple other student organizations, to host renowned legal and economic scholars from around the country each month who will deliver virtual lectures about legal issues that Black America faces every day" - Arizona Letter of the Law (Sep. 23, 2020). 

Below is a selection of recorded BLSA Coffee Conversations from the 2020/2021 school year.

"At University of Arizona Law, we promote diversity of thought, background, experience and culture—not only because it creates a better community, but because it builds better professionals. Wherever your legal education takes you, open-mindedness, critical thinking, interpersonal skills and a broad foundation of cultural understanding are highly useful and valued. We know that educating students for a global workplace means reflecting the societies they will serve, and we strive to maintain an environment where diversity—in its broadest sense—is celebrated." - 


The Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the James E. Rogers College of Law is hosting the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples José Francisco "Pancho" Calí Tzay

Heather Whiteman Runs Him, Director, Tribal Justice Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law, was featured as the "Faculty Spotlight" during Native American Heritage Month in 2021. The spotlight spoke to Professor Whiteman Runs Him's various project work including a co-authored amicus brief on behalf of Native American law and policy scholars as a supporting petitioner in United States v. Cooley. 

Professor Whiteman Runs Him also participated in a panel presentation on United States v. Cooley hosted by the UCLA School of Law in March 2021 and on missing indigenous children and boarding school cemeteries in June 2021. You can view the presentation here and here

On October 6 and 7, 2021, IPLP hosted a conference titled "20 Years of Indigenous Advocacy: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples." To view the full list of speakers and the full conference agenda click here. To view the four conference panels, please visit the University of Arizona Law's YouTube channel. 

Rebecca Tsosie, Regents Professor of Law; Faculty Co-Chair, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program,  meets monthly with the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs as part of the UA Native Faculty with the University's Inclusive Faculty Groups

Seanna Howard, Director, International Human Rights Advocacy Workshop and Professor of Practice, is currently supervising students that are assisting with the research and drafting of reports written by the UN Special Rapporteur, José Francisco "Pancho" Calí Tzay. This work is part of a collaboration between the Arizona Law IPLP Program and the  UA Human Rights Practice at the University of Arizona Law. This collaboration is described in the video, "One Letter Can Save a Life," below. 


Yaqui Human Rights Project: James C. Hopkins, an Associate Clinical Professor, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, is currently representing the Traditional Authorities of the Rio Yaqui Pueblos, the governing body for all eight Rio Yaqui Pueblos in the Rio Yaqui Valley in Sonora, Mexico on a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).