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RACIAL EQUITY RESOURCES

Welcome to the Racial Equity Resources page. This space is dedicated to providing valuable materials and tools from our group experiences to support your journey toward racial equity. Here, you’ll find a collection of resources that have been thoughtfully curated to inspire, educate, and empower.

WEEK 3

Explore practical steps and strategies for racial healing in this comprehensive guide from the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Learn how to foster understanding and equity in your community.

ice Breaker PROMPT

What is the best advice you've ever recieved?

RESOURCE SHARING

What Happened, Miss Simone

Exterminate All The Brutes

Self Made - Madam CJ Walker Story

Dear White People Mrs America

Deconstructing Karen

White Woman (book)

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (book)

Me and White Supremacy (book)

Half and Half

21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

https://www.scribd.com/document/461345534/the-space-traders-Derrick-Bell-pdf

WEEK 2

Equity work can be heavy and emotional, requiring frequent check-ins to stay grounded. The VIMBASI method is a powerful tool to help navigate these emotional edges and support meaningful conversations.

Digging Deeper PROMPT

When was the first time you thought about race in your life? What is that story?

Explore Activity 2 - general guidelines by Kivel (2002) for white people to understand and challenge racism and white privilege. Engage in discussions with another white person, reflecting on each statement and identifying examples in your daily life.

objectivity

This week, we highlighted on the tenet of Objectivity. Often, we’re taught that objectivity—seeing things as they “truly are” without bias—is the ultimate goal. However, this perspective can perpetuate racism by dismissing the lived experiences and perspectives of marginalized communities.

 

Objectivity often aligns with dominant cultural norms, ignoring the systemic biases that influence our understanding. It’s crucial to recognize that everyone’s viewpoint is shaped by their unique experiences. By acknowledging and valuing diverse perspectives, we challenge the false notion of pure objectivity and move towards a more inclusive and equitable understanding.

Example At Play:

In a team meeting, a colleague expresses frustration and emotion over a decision, highlighting how it negatively impacts them. The response from the group, aiming to maintain “objectivity,” is to dismiss their concerns as emotional and not valid for logical decision-making. This invalidation ignores the real impact on the colleague and perpetuates a culture where only “neutral” and “logical” expressions are valued.

Antidotes:

 

Recognize that everyone has a worldview, including yourself, and it shapes your understanding.

 

Sit with discomfort when people express themselves in unfamiliar ways.

 

Assume everyone has a valid point and work to understand it, rather than dismissing emotional expressions or non-linear thinking.

WEEK 1

To foster true inclusivity, we gather in a way that honors all voices. Explore The Circle Way to learn about these transformative principles and practices. If you feel called, consider introducing this new way of meeting into the spaces in your life.

Digging Deeper PROMPT

Think of a time you were mistunderstood because of your language and how did it make you feel? And what was the impact?

Learn how using “I” statements can transform dialogue and advance equity and understanding. Discover practical insights and techniques in this detailed guide.

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