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National Writing Day: Student Viewpoints

In 2009, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) formally designated October 20th as the National Day on Writing. NOVA students were asked to write in response to the following prompt:

"How does writing help you to make your voice heard in the fight for equality? How will you use writing to raise diverse voices to the forefront of the narrative?"

A Guide to Black LGBTQ+ Activism

Black LGBTQ+ activists have changed the course of Black history as a whole. Learn more about how these individuals have been integral to progress.

An Asian American Studies Perspective on Anti-Asian Violence in 2021

The #AtlantaSyllabus was designed for those who want to better understand this incident and this moment in all of their complexity.

African Americans and Jim Crow: Repression and protest, 1883-1922

Readex, Primary Source Collections.

African Americans and Reconstruction: Hope and Struggle, 1865 - 1883 

Readex, Primary Source Collections.

Antiracism: A Guide to Stories, Perspectives, and Connections

Curated by NOVA Libraries, this collection of eBooks, articles, videos, and podcasts explores the "history and conditions that have led to the unrest of 2020," provides resources to deepen an understanding of antiracism, and offers guidance to move forward as individuals and institutions.

Black History Month

A guide highlighting "the work of visionaries across disciplines carving a path towards a future full of black joy" - Created by the Annandale campus library.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Collection

Gale, eBook Collection.

Hispanic Heritage Month

NOVA Libraries offer this selection of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction titles by Latino and Hispanic writers in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Indigenous Peoples of North America

Gale, eBook Collection.

Women's History Month

A listing of resources compiled by the Annandale library titled "Confidence and Joy," with inspirational and informative selections from female authors.