There has always been a need for BIPOC equitable resources. You may be wondering, what does BIPOC stand for? BIPOC is an inclusive umbrella term that stands for Black, Indigenous and people of color. 

Here’s our complied list for BIPOC students for on-campus, local & national advocacy and mental health resources. 

Campus Resources

Office of Equity & Inclusive Exellence

The Office of Equity & Inclusive Excellence is dedicated to creating a more welcoming and equitable university. They offer many events year round to help raise awareness to injustices, respond to current issues, and celebrate the cultures around our campus.

Location: Kryzsko Commons 230
Email: equity@winona.edu
Call: 507.457.5595

KEAP Center

KEAP  works with the Office of Equity & Inclusive Excellence to create an inclusive environment for all!

Location: Kryzsko Commons 162
Email: equity@winona.edu
Call: 507.457.2286

Diverse Clubs

There are tons of clubs that work closely with the Office of Equity & Inclusive Excellence. 

Black Student Union

Asian Student National (ASN)

Fighting for Our Rights & Gender Equality (FORGE)

Full Spectrum: WSU Gender & Sexuality Alliance

Hmong American Student Association (HASA)

KEAP Diversity Center Council

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Student Organization of Latina/o/x (SOL)

Advocacy Resources

LOCUS

LOCUS’s mission is to provide space, connection, and opportunities for authentic community building, identity-driven leadership, and resource sharing – by and for people who identify BIPOC. They provide resources for leaning, expressing, creating, and caring, among other ways to organize and advocate for change.

Check out their list of resources.

Cultural Wellness Center

Cultural Wellness Center is a community-initiated organization using experience-based knowledge to explain and solve issues.

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Email: info@culturalwellnesscenter.org
Call: 612.721.5745

African American Leadership Forum

African American Leadership Forum provides resources for BIPOC and work in communities to develop a common agenda in order to create a more equitable, healthy, and just community. They identify disparities, heal the past and transform the future in key areas including public safety, employment, economic infrastructure, education, housing and healthcare. 

Contact: info@aalftc.org

Humanize My Hoodie Movement

The Humanize My Hoodie Movement‘s mission is to debunk the stereotyping by design revolutionary social justices campaigns for BIPOC to be humanized, not criminalized. This movement empowers Black people to stand up against racial injustices and the hoodies invites conversations as well as act as educational tools.

Contact Humanize My Hoodie.

 

Mental Health Resources

The Steve Fund

The Steve Fund is dedicated to supporting the mental health & emotional well-being of young people of color.

If you are in a crisis, text “STEVE” to 741741 

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQIA+ youth.

Call: 1.866.488.7386
Text “START” to 678678
Chat Online

Asian American Suicide Prevention & Education (AASPE)

Call the Asian LifeNet Hotline at 1.877.990.8585
Available Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese

Desi + South Asian LGBTQ+ (DeQH)

DeQH are trained South Asian LGBTQ+ peer support volunteers that can help with questions regarding to gender and identity, family and culture, finding community in your area, advice for friend or family member, and more.

Write DeQH online or call 908.367.3374 to talk

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota

NAMI is a non-profit organization that helps individuals with mental illness by providing education, support and advocacy. They offer online peer-led support groups for African-Americans, BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ communities.

Melanin and Mental Health

Melanin and Mental Health is a directory for BIPOC communities to find mental health resources. Their resources include not only therapists, but also life coaches, psychiatrists, and treatment centers. They even have featured podcasts about what it’s like to go to therapy

Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM)

BEAM is a resource to find mental health professionals in or around your area specifically for the Black community. Their mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience with getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.

Check out their Black Virtual Wellness Directory.

Minnesota Teen Health Directory

The Minnesota Teen Health Directory is a mental health resource specifically for teens. They have a range of wellness resources for BIPOC teens including therapy, hotlines, support groups, general resources, podcasts and more.

Check out their list of resources for BIPOC.

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Robin is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art and expects to graduate in 2023. She works with the WSU Health Promotions team as graphic design assistant and writer. In her free time, Robin like to bike and spend time with her pets.

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