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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

PEACE FLAG EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOR TEACHERS

Teach your classroom or group about the PEACE Flag Movement, and download our list of conversation starters to discuss equity, justice, prejudice, and inclusion."

HUMAN RIGHTS

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.

White Noise Collective

We share a vision of working toward a world free of white supremacy, patriarchy, heteronormativity, and other oppressive ideologies.

RACIAL EQUITY, JUSTICE, AND EDUCATION

Black Lives Matter

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. 

Color of Change

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. 

NAACP

The oldest and boldest organization in the nation fighting for the elimination of racial prejudice and discrimination.


Southern Poverty Law Center

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.

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.

The Diversity Gap (Podcast)

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.

Sort by Race (interactive website)

Can you tell somebody’s race just by looking at them? Try your hand at "sorting" individuals by physical traits.

Parable: A Playable Post on the Shape of Society (interactive website)https://ncase.me/polygons/Play, to understand how harmless choices can make a harmful world.

Race The Power of An Illusion

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.  

Codeswitch (Podcast)

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.

Systemic Racism Explained (Animated Video)

simple and concrete explanation of systemic racism.

The Unequal Opportunity Race (Animated Video)

Inequity, explained.

The House You Live In (6-minute Video)

Systemic racism, redlining, and the wealth gap, explained.

PBS Global Perspectives with Dr. Peggy McIntosh (Video)

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.

Legos and the 4 I's of Oppression (Video)

UasIdeological, Institutional, Interpersonal, and Internalized oppression explained, with the help of Legos.

RACIAL EQUITY, JUSTICE, AND EDUCATION: FOR TEACHERS

Teaching While White 

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.

WNDB Diverse Books

Where to find diverse books for kids K-12.

LGBTQ+ RIGHTS

Human Rights Campaign

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.

The Trevor Project

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

GLAAD

Learn to be a better ally to transgender people, and find countless resources.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project

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 Queer Resources Directory  

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.

DISABILITY AWARENESS & RIGHTS

Center for Disability Rights

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.

Understanding our Differences

Dedicated to fostering respectful and inclusive schools and communities for people of all abilities.

Disability Visibility Project

An online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture, plus books, stories, art, and podcasts.

Through My Lens (Videos)

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.

NEURODIVERSITY

Neurodiversity Network

A wheelhouse of resources for professional development, links to peers and communities, finding employers, improving accessibility, and links to books, articles and podcasts.

The Neurodiversity Podcast

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! 

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

Immigrant Justice Network

The Immigrant Justice Network fights for the human rights of all immigrants.

Never Again Action

A movement of Jews and allies fighting to end America's cruel immigration policies—join the fight.

RAICES

A nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.

SPIRITUALITY

Interfaith Alliance

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.

Religion Unmuted (Podcast)

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.

SUPPORT WHERE NEEDED

Together Rising

Together Rising transforms collective heartbreak into effective action. This is where to turn.

GOVERNMENTAL CHANGE

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.

Reach your Governor

How to easily look up your State governor, so you can make advocacy calls

Vote 411

A nonpartisan "one-stop-shop" for election related information, both general and state-specific.

CONNECTING PEOPLE AND OUR LAND

Wild Diversity

To welcome and create a sense of belonging through outdoor adventure for the BIPOC & LGBTQ+ communities.

Native Womens Wilderness

To educate Natives and non-Natives on the rich beauty and heritage of the Ancestral Lands beneath our feet.

Pattie Gonia (Instagram profile)

Queer environmentalist & photographer building community around climate. Bringing drag & diversity outdoors.

OUR PARTNERS IN PERSONAL GROWTH

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 Kindness 

SPARK supports families, schools, organizations, coaches, artists, and faith and community leaders in building a culture that empowers youth and promotes kindness and respect.

Engaging Across Difference

We live in a diverse society. Having the skills to engage effectively across differences is essential to success in business and in life. 

Equity & Expectations     

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.”

YOUTH COLLABORATIVES

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