Atkins Library is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and differences are valued and respected. We embrace and support the spectrum of human and social identities and strive to create and maintain equity for all employees and users.
Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion efforts at Atkins Library.
Oppression is the use of power to disempower, marginalize, silence or otherwise subordinate one social group or category, often in order to further empower and/or privilege the oppressor. Social oppression may not require formally established organizational support to achieve its desired effect; it may be applied on a more informal, yet more focused, individual basis.
Definition from The Anti-Oppression Network
This guide was created by Atkins Librarians to support UNC Charlotte students as they seek resources, community, and support to combat oppression for themselves and others. This is not an exhaustive list of resources available, but rather serves as a starting point for individuals to learn about, recognize, and challenge individual and institutional oppression.
Guide creators and reviewers represent some, but not all, of the identities in this guide. We acknowledge that our own implicit biases and privileges can lead to blind spots. We welcome any and all feedback on this guide, especially from members of marginalized groups included and not included in this guide.
If you have feedback about this guide or would like to suggest additional resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anti-Oppression Resources for UNLV Students (UNLV Libraries)
Activism 101 (Simmons University Library)
International Transgender Day of Visibility (Atkins Library)