Recently, we wrote to affirm the Yale Alumni Association’s support for the Black community and everyone who stands up against racism, hatred, intolerance, and injustice, and to state unequivocally that black lives matter. In response to this message, many of you have reached out to learn what we have done in this regard and to know what steps we are taking to advance these imperatives.

Because Yale alumni are overwhelmingly enthusiastic about lifelong learning, we begin by sharing this curated collection of articles, books, podcasts, reports, videos, and more to facilitate greater understanding of the Black experience in the U.S. While hardly exhaustive, this list includes YAA initiatives and highlights Yale alumni and faculty whose expertise and actions further the ideals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

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  • Changing the Law to Change Policing, Barry Friedman, Policing Project at New York University School of Law; Brandon L. Garrett, Center for Justice and Science at Duke University School of Law; Rachel Harmon, Center for Criminal Justice at the University of Virginia School of Law; Christy E. Lopez, Innovative Policing Program at Georgetown Law School; Tracey L. Meares, Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School; Maria Ponomarenko, Policing Project at NYU School of Law; Christopher Slobogin, Criminal Justice Program, Vanderbilt University; Tom R. Tyler, Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School
  • Leadership in the Face of Change, a report from the Yale Alumni Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Summaries of YAA Reports, by the Yale Alumni Association Executive Director’s DEI Working Groups and the Yale Alumni Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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