University Health and Counseling Services
Ambrose Center

Students of Color

UHCS strives to provide high quality physical and mental health care, outreach, and consultation. Because of this mission, we hold a strong commitment to the diverse UW-Whitewater community and the promotion of equity and justice. We recognize and acknowledge that discrimination, prejudice, and inequitable systems of power and privilege impact the wellbeing of our campus community. As a healthcare organization, we work to:

  • Create and sustain an environment that respects and welcomes people from diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, citizenship, national origin, age, ancestry, physical/mental ability, political beliefs, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, body size, mental health, and socioeconomic status;
  • Challenge systems of oppression to create a more inclusive campus community;
  • Recognize and eliminate the prejudice, discrimination, and health disparities that have traditionally affected healthcare delivery;
  • Cultivate our cultural awareness and humility through professional development and encouragement of ongoing self-examination of our biases.

 While this list starts off with recognizing and validating the notion of BLM, UHCS as well as the University, understands that there are other identities and communities that have unique struggles.  This guide serves as one in the building of a library of resources of social and restorative justices.

In keeping with UWW’s commitment to creating and nurturing an environment in which different perspectives and backgrounds can be heard, valued, and utilized, UHCS staff firmly condemn structural racism and believe that Black Lives Matter.

The following resources were collected in response to and recognition of the impact national, regional and local incidents of racial violence and loss have on UWW’s Black community. The hope is that these resources can provide support as our community members attempt to process and heal mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

This is a living list and all suggestions as welcome and encouraged. Send any suggestions to


Wellness & Mental Health

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country

55 Mental Health Resources for People of Color

Coping with Race Related Stress

Coping with Violence, Trauma & Tragedy

An Activist-Therapist's 15 Affirmations for Hope Amidst COVID-19

BEAM - Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

Liberate App - Meditations

Green Book Yoga

15 Mental Health Podcasts for People of Color


Music Playlists & Podcasts:

Music List - Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

Music - African Music for Meditation

Podcast List – Top 90 Black Podcasts

Podcast List - Black Liberation Podcasts

Podcast - 1619

Podcast - Intersectionality Matters!

Podcast - Black Radical Queer

Podcast - Queer Black & Awkward


Documentaries, Films & Videos:

29 Movies, Shows, and Documentaries to Watch to Educate Yourself on Racial Injustice

Resource Guide: List of Anti-Racist Videos, TV Shows & Movies


Readings & Booklists:

13 Must Read Books by Black Authors to Add to your Library

Books about Race and Power Chosen by Four Boston Black Authors

Anti-Racist Resource Guide - Articles & Books


For Allies – Anti-Racism Resources:

Learn & Unlearn: Anti-racism Resource Guide

How to be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism

103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Me and White Supremacy Workbook

Black Trans Lives Matter

Anti-Asian Racism Guide


Get Involved:

BLM - Ways You Can Help

Where to Donate, Sign Petitions & Contact Reps

Contact your Rep Template

List of Organizations to Follow


Find & Support Black-Owned Businesses:

Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Black-Owned Businesses

Milwaukee's Black Business Directory

Madison Black Chamber of Commerce

Black-Owned Etsy Shops


UW-W Multicultural student organizations:

Black Student Union (BSU) |

Nat. Assoc. of Black Accountants | 

Latinos Unidos (LU) |

Southeast Asian Support Services |

International Student Associations (ISA) |

Native American Cultural Awareness Association|


UW-W Campus Resources

Hate-Bias Incident Reporting

 Inclusion at UW-Whitewater

 Resources for Race Discussion 

This resource list has been complied refencing several university resource pages, including UW-Madison. For additional resources, please visit: Resources to Support Our Black Community.



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This site is not meant to replace the advice of a health care or counseling professional. You should not rely on any information on these pages, or information generated for you by this site, to replace consultations with qualified professionals regarding your own specific situation. Some links take you to a source outside of UHCS. The owners of that site, not UHCS, are responsible for the content.