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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Resources about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Ed and within the classroom


Avila, M., Gecan, M., & Peters, S. J. (2018). Transformative civic engagement through community 

     organizing. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

  • This book is a narrative of Maria Avila’s personal and professional journey and of how she has gone about co-creating spaces where democracy can be enacted and individual, institutional, and community transformation can occur.

Homan, M. S. (2018). Rules of the game: lessons from the field of community change. New York:

     Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

  • “Replete with the wisdom of more than two decades of experience in the field, this text demystifies the community change process by providing nuts-and-bolts rules for success.” -Amazon book review

Museus, S. D., & Harris, F. III. (2010). Success among college students of color: How institutional culture

     matters. In T. E. Dancy II (Ed.), Managing diversity: (Re)visioning equity on college campuses (pp. 25-

     44). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

  • This book analyzes equity on college campuses in order to cultivate success among college students of color.

Stoecker, R. (2013). Research methods for community change: a project-based approach. Thousand

     Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • With an engaging, friendly style and numerous real world examples, author Randy Stoecker shows readers how to use a project-based research model in the community.

Stoecker, R. (2016). Liberating service learning and the rest of higher education civic engagement.

     Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

  • Steocker discusses worries, contradictions, realized potential, and the risks and rewards of community engaged scholarships.

Szakos, K. L., & Szakos, J. (2007). We make change: community organizers talk about what they do - and

     why. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

  • This book explores the world of community organizing through the voices of real people working in the field, in small towns and city neighborhoods--women and men of different races and economic backgrounds, ranging in age from those in their twenties to those in their sixties.

The Center. (1988). Communities of conversations and action: a manual for building community. Boulder,


  • This book gives a perspective on progressive social change written from the view of the Rocky Mountain Peace Center.


  • World Trust is a non-profit social justice organization that provides deep learning, tools and resources for people interested in tackling unconscious bias and systemic racial inequity in their workplace, community and in their lives.
  • SEED equips us to connect our lives to one another and to society at large by acknowledging systems of oppression, power, and privilege.
  • The Democracy Center works globally to advance social, economic and environmental justice, by helping citizens understand and influence the public issues that impact their lives.
  • Imagining America creates democratic spaces to foster and advance publicly engaged scholarship that draws on arts, humanities, and design.
  • Strong Families is a multiyear national initiative to change the way people think, feel and act in support of families.
  • This is a link to a NY Times article discussing the realities of the SNAP food stamps program
  • This article talks about the experience of poverty stimulation and what the author learned from real life experience. 
  • This CNN article discusses the contributions Generation Z (those born after 1998 or 2001) are making in society.
  • This is a link to a CNN article “Parkland students are first glimpse of post-millennial wave that will change the country”. 
  • This website provides data from the Faculty Survey of Students Engagement and National Survey of Students Engagement
  • COMM-ORG attempts to bring together theory and practice, and academics and organizers, to advance the craft of community organizing.
  • This article discusses the potential downfalls of service learning when not executed properly.
  • This is a link to the book review of Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of higher education Civic Engagement by Randy Stoecker.
  • This is a link to the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge 
  • This is a link to the home page of the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center. 
  • This is a link to the Spartanburg Equity Index 
  • This is a link to an interactive map that demonstrates which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty.
  • This online article is centered around equity and the resources other than capital that are needed to move Americans out of poverty 
  • The mission of the community Learning Partnership is to expand the workforce and leadership roles of people directly impacted by poverty and racism, so they can enter into careers and directly address racism and inequality
  • The Racial Equity Institute is an alliance of trainers, organizers, and institutional leaders who have devoted themselves to the work of creating racially equitable organizations and systems.  They help individuals and organizations develop tools to challenge patterns of power and grow equity.
  • This is a link to the website ERASE Racism which is an organization that promotes an inclusive housing program, education equity initiative and civil rights monitoring 
  • This is a link to volunteer opportunities through the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice. 
  • This is a link to many resources about Social Justice provided by the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice. 


  • This newsletter is written from the perspective of Economist Raj Chetty who has a plan to make equality of opportunity a reality.


  • This podcast talks about the current housing crisis and rising eviction rates. 


  • This Ted talk “How we’re priming some kids for college- and others for prison” explains how cities in the United States are preparing their diverse students for prison rather than for college.


  • This video talks about common mistakes that Churches make that make people feel un-welcomed.
  • This video shows a montage of gay men saying that they are more than just gay, they have other identities.
  • The Voiceless Documentary is a documentary about male survivors of sexual violence.
  • The Hunting Ground is a documentary about the reality of sexual assaults on college campuses.
  • Una Chica en el Rio tells the story of women in Pakistan who are murdered by their male relatives who believe that they have dishonored their families.
  • The Same God Documentary discusses the modern day stereotypes surrounding practicing Muslims in American and explores the idea of these two religion worshipping the same God.
  • The Gardener’s Tale explains a theoretical framework for understanding racism


  • This cartoon illustrates how peoples upbringings and the resources that are available to them impact their success.