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Learn, teach, make change, find hope, find help. These organizations are leading the fight for diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion. Here you’ll also find our recommended resources for continued education. To suggest a resource be included on this page, Contact Us
Teach your classroom or group about the PEACE Flag Movement, and download our list of conversation starters to discuss equity, justice, prejudice, and inclusion.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Building an America as good as its ideals. The nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition.
We share a vision of working toward a world free of white supremacy, patriarchy, heteronormativity, and other oppressive ideologies.
A global network whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities.
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)
An ecosystem of individuals and organizations creating a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people.
A collective of various indigenous peoples from all over the world, from all nations, uniting in the stand against issues that directly affect our lands, peoples, and respective cultures.
A national force that designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
The oldest and boldest organization in the nation fighting for the elimination of racial prejudice and discrimination.
The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working with communities to dismantle white supremacy and advance the human rights of all people.
Wayside Family & Youth Services: Anti-racism Resources
Resources on how to take anti-racist action.
Brings people together from across divides in spaces of growth and transformation.
TED Talks to Help You Understand Racism
From passionate pleas for reform to poetic turns of phrase, these talks take an honest look at everyday realities of Black Americans and illuminate the way forward.
Learning for Justice: Test your Hidden Bias
Psychologists at 3 Universities created “Project Implicit” to develop Hidden Bias Tests to measure unconscious bias.
Understanding Unconscious Bias and Unintentional Racism (Article)
Acknowledging biases often opens doors for learning and allows people to consciously work for harmony in classrooms and communities.
Join Bethaney Wilkinson as she explores the gap between good intentions and good impact as it relates to diversity, inclusion and equity. This podcast’s goal is to discover promising practices for closing diversity gaps in our everyday lives and work.
Harvard and the Myth of the Interchangeable Asian (Article)
Harvard University affirmative action policies came under fire for discriminating against Asian-American applicants. Novelist Lisa Ko exposes “the model-minority myth.”
Self Evident Show: Asian American Stories (Podcast)
Self Evident is a podcast where we challenge the narratives about where we’re from, where we belong, and where we’re going—by telling Asian America’s stories.
An online companion to the series millions of people have used to scrutinize their own deep-seated beliefs about race and explore how our social divisions are not natural or inevitable, but made.
Hosted by journalists of color, this podcast tackles the subject of race and how it impacts every part of society—from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America (Podcast)
We can’t change our future if we don’t understand our past. Produced by Ben & Jerry’s in partnership with Vox Media, this podcast explores a side of American history that most of us didn’t learn about in school.
The Unequal Opportunity Race (Animated Video)
The House You Live In (6-minute Video)
Systemic racism, redlining, and the wealth gap, explained.
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (Article)
Dr. Peggy McIntosh discusses diversity, inclusion, and white privilege.
Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person (Article)
Crosley-Corcoran starts to untangle racial and class privilege; while they are related, one does not negate the other.
The History of White People in America
These musical shorts capture the truth of what it means to be American – that “us” and “them” are constantly redefined, and that above all else we are bound by our rich differences in experience and identity.
21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge©
Choose one activity per day and further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity.
Teaching While White seeks to help us be consciously, intentionally, anti-racist in the classroom. Where to start? Here’s a complete list of books, plus find articles and workshops.
Race: The Power of An Illusion Lesson Plan
The most widely taught documentary in the U.S. The filmmakers and collaborators have created a series of lesson plans and other materials to guide discussion and engagement in the classroom.
The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP)
A professional development and strategy organization that is focused on the intentional, developmental, and complex work towards changing mindsets around equity and dismantling systemic oppression and racism.
A Look at Race Relations Through A Child’s Eyes
CNN’s Anderson Cooper details a study that seeks to gain insight into the way black and white children perceive each other.
TED Talks About Race in America (classroom guide)
Here are 10 TED Talks about race in America that teachers may find useful for starting difficult conversations in the classroom.
How To Talk To Your Kids About White Racism
“What side of history will you stand on?” That is the powerful question Jardana Peacock’s teachers asked her as early as grade school, when she began to get a deeper sense of what it really means to be white in America.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing stories written by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) authors to Little Free Libraries, classrooms, and organizations across the United States.
Where to find diverse books for kids K-12.
By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. Call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386
Learn to be a better ally to transgender people, and find countless resources.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
The QRD is an electronic library of news clippings, political contact info, newsletters, essays, images, and other resources of interest to the LGBTQ community. For the public and serious researchers alike.
International Foundation for Gender Education
A leading advocate and educational organization for promoting the self-definition and free expression of individual gender identity. Find info on crossdressing, transsexualism, FTM and MTF issues spanning health, family, medical, legal, workplace and more.
A not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and service organization for people with all types of disabilities with a focus on consumer control and mission of integration, independence and civil rights.
Dedicated to fostering respectful and inclusive schools and communities for people of all abilities.
An online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture, plus books, stories, art, and podcasts.
A fulcrum of filmmaking and public speaking, as its mission is to inspire students with disabilities to make their own videos and share their own perspectives.
Every Way Being Blind Makes My Life Different (featuring Molly Burke)
Molly Burke has been fully night blind from birth and has photophobia due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, making her blind. She schools us on the correct terminology for her disability, and a sport created for the visually impaired.
A wheelhouse of resources for professional development, links to peers and communities, finding employers, improving accessibility, and links to books, articles and podcasts.
Features discussions with leaders in the fields of psychology, education, and beyond, with a focus on the needs and issues of neurodivergent kids and adults.
Autism Quality of Life (Podcast)
Want to know what the current resources, programs, and services are for teens and adults with ASD? Listen to this interview-based podcast for problem solvers & action takers!
The Immigrant Justice Network fights for the human rights of all immigrants.
A movement of Jews and allies fighting to end America’s cruel immigration policies—join the fight.
A nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.
Advocacy, Financial, & Humanitarian Resources.
Interfaith organization to protect faith and freedom by respecting individual rights, protecting the boundaries between religion and government, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism and build common ground.
Join us for research-driven dialogue that amplifies women’s voices in conversation about how religion impacts public discourse around important social issues like racism, politics, immigration, health, and the body.
Interfaith Voices (Podcast and Radio)
An independent public radio show that explores how faith intersects with culture, public policy, and is ever mindful of the news of the day.
Anti-racist education for embodied cultural transformation
An un/learning initiative dedicated to personal and collective transformation, and inspiring embodied ways of knowing and being in relationship.
Together Rising transforms collective heartbreak into effective action. This is where to turn.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
To realize the promise of the United States Constitution for all, beyond parties, and expand the reach of its guarantees.
How to easily look up your State governor, so you can make advocacy calls
A nonpartisan “one-stop-shop” for election related information, both general and state-specific.
To welcome and create a sense of belonging through outdoor adventure for the BIPOC & LGBTQ+ communities.
To educate Natives and non-Natives on the rich beauty and heritage of the Ancestral Lands beneath our feet.
A commitment to planet – inclusion – adventure!
Pattie Gonia (Instagram profile)
Queer environmentalist & photographer building community around climate. Bringing drag & diversity outdoors.
Common Street Spiritual Center
An inclusive and love-centered community who envisions a life-sustaining society and cultivates activities that bring peace, justice, and healing to the earth. Free & by donation, remote and onsite offerings.
SPARK supports families, schools, organizations, coaches, artists, and faith and community leaders in building a culture that empowers youth and promotes kindness and respect.
We live in a diverse society. Having the skills to engage effectively across differences is essential to success in business and in life.
Guidance or solutions for individuals, groups, and businesses’s diversity, equity, and inclusion related challenges including antiracist initiatives, programs, and policies.
Spirited Contributions with Christie Hardwick
Women of Color Writing Experience: “We know ourselves by our words, we transform ourselves rewriting our story.”
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