Each month, we will be highlighting valuable resources for the community, so please be sure to check back regularly.
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Out of Place
From one of the most important intellectuals of our time comes an extraordinary story of exile and a celebration of an irrecoverable past. With this memoir Edward Said rediscovers the lost Arab world of his early years in Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt. READ→
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Asian Americans PBS Documentary Series
Told through intimate and personal lives, this five-hour film series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation's history. WATCH→
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How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it's as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places. LISTEN→
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The Woman's Hour
Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, The Woman's Hour is the gripping story of how America's women won their own freedom, and the opening campaign in the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights. READ→
The Women Who Caught The Babies
The Women Who Caught the Babies highlights important aspects of the training and work of African-American midwives and the ways in which they have helped, and continue to help so many families by “catching” their babies at birth. READ→
New York Times: Black History Continued
New York Times: Black History Continued is a series that explores pivotal moments and transformative figures in Black culture. READ→
No Voice Too Small
No Voice Too Small profiles fourteen young activists who have stepped up to make change in their community and the United States. READ→
Heads of the Colored People: Stories
With devastating insight and remarkable style, Nafissa Thompson-Spires explores what it means to come to terms with one's body, one's family, and one's future. READ→
Activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people. READ→
A Nation of Women
Puerto Rican activist Luisa Capetillo advocates a workers’ revolution, forcefully demanding an end to the exploitation and subordination of workers and women. READ→
The Person You Mean to Be
The Person You Mean to Be is an evidence-based book about to battle biases, champion diversity and inclusion, and advocate for those who lack power and privilege. READ→
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
New York Times Bestseller From a leading voice on racial justice, I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness is an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals. READ→
We Are Everywhere
Through the lenses of protest, power, and pride, We Are Everywhere is an essential and empowering introduction to the history of the fight for queer liberation. Combining exhaustively researched narrative with meticulously curated photographs, the book traces queer activism from its roots in late-nineteenth-century Europe–long before the pivotal Stonewall Riots of 1969–to the gender warriors leading the charge today. READ→
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent children in a persistently unjust world. READ→
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. READ→
Between the World and Me
Between the World and Me, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates as a letter to his teenage son confronts the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States. READ→
So You Want to Talk About Race
In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life. READ→
How to Be an Antiracist
Kendi explores concepts of racism and offers proposals for anti-racist individual actions as well as systemic changes. READ→
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In Our Mothers' Garden
In Our Mothers' Gardens celebrates the strength and resiliency of Black women and Black families through the complex, and oftentimes humorous, relationship between mothers and daughters. WATCH→
High on the Hog
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America is technically about food but it’s more of a deep dive into Black culture and culinary history. It’s led by the ever-entertaining and insightful Stephen Satterfield, a journalist and podcaster with an insatiable appetite for humanity’s relationship with food. WATCH→
In this documentary, leading trans creatives and thinkers share heartfelt perspectives and analysis about Hollywood's impact on the trans community. WATCH→
From executive producer Selena Gomez, Living Undocumented is a six-part Netflix series that chronicles eight undocumented families who face deportation. WATCH→
Amend: The Fight for America
When the United States of America was founded, the ideals of freedom and equality did not apply to all people. These are the stories of the brave Americans who fought to right the nation’s wrongs and enshrine the values we hold most dear into the Constitution — with liberty and justice for all. WATCH→
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
As she fights the tide of violence against trans women, activist Victoria Cruz probes the suspicious 1992 death of her friend Marsha P. Johnson. WATCH→
#Anne Frank: Parallel Stories
Actress Helen Mirren retraces Anne Frank's life through the pages of her diary, and through the lives of five woman who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but escaped the Holocaust. WATCH→
Coded Bias is a Netflix documentary that explores how machine-learning algorithms can perpetuate society's existing class-, race- and gender-biased inequities. WATCH→
A Secret Love
Falling in love in 1947, two women, Pat Henschel and pro baseball player Terry Donahue, begin a 65-year journey of love and overcoming prejudice. WATCH→
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, is a documentary from Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground Productions, which tells the true story of how a summer camp for teenagers with physical and mental disabilities laid the groundwork for a civil rights victory. WATCH→
The Netflix documentary Becoming is an intimate documentary looking at Michelle Obama's life, hopes and connection with others as she tours her book of the same name. WATCH→
13th is a Netflix documentary by director Ava DuVernay titled after the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction. The film is an in-depth look at the United State’s prison system which is disproportionately filled with African Americans and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. WATCH→
Color blind or color brave?
"Color blind or color brave" is an engaging, persuasive talk by finance executive Mellody Hobson in which she makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society. WATCH→
How Racial Bias Works -- And How To Disrupt It
In the powerful Ted Talk, "How racial bias works -- and how to disrupt it," psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt explores how our biases unfairly target Black people at all levels of society -- from schools and social media to policing and criminal justice -- and discusses how creating points of friction can help us actively interrupt and address this troubling problem. WATCH→
Talking to Kids About Racism
Zoom conversation with Dr. Kira Banks, creator of Raising Equity, and Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race. WATCH→
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Brown Table Talk
Most leadership lessons, advice and coaching flooding the marketplace are not speaking to Women of Color. Join Dee C. Marshall (CEO of Diverse & Engaged and Wall Street Alumni) and Mita Mallick (LinkedIn Top Voice & DEI Thought Leader) for Brown Table Talk as they break down the challenges women of color face in the workplace. LISTEN→
NATAL is a podcast docuseries about having a baby while Black in the United States. Black parents tell their stories in their own words, about their pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum care. The docuseries also highlights the birthworkers, medical professionals, researchers, and advocates fighting daily for better care for Black birthing parents. LISTEN→
Deep Thoughts: Science and Social Justice
Deep Thoughts: Science and Social Justice is an interview podcast where the struggles, triumphs and personal stories of minorities in the sciences, arts and public service are explored. LISTEN→
The Activist Files
This podcast by the Center for Constitutional Rights features the stories of people on the front lines fighting for justice, including activists, lawyers, and artists. LISTEN→
This Land follows the United States Supreme Court case Sharp v. Murphy and discusses various native issues such as land rights, sovereignty issues, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. LISTEN→
Alt.Latino is a spotlight on the world of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation. LISTEN→
From the Los Angeles Times, the hosts of this podcast invite guests to share personal stories and unpack identity on their own terms. They explore the vast diaspora across cultures, backgrounds and generations, and try to expand the ways in which being Asian American is defined. LISTEN→
Making Gay History The Podcast
Hosted by Eric Marcus, Making Gay History The Podcast brings the largely hidden history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement to life through the voices of the people who lived it. LISTEN→
The Stoop podcast explores stories from the Black diaspora that we don’t always share out in the open. Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations about what it means to be Black, and how we talk about blackness in America, and globally. It’s a celebration of Black joy in all its diversity, with a mission to dig deeper into stories that we need to talk about. LISTEN
Our Body Politic
Created and hosted by award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, Our Body Politic is unapologetically centered on reporting on not just how women of color experience the major political events of today, but how they’re impacting those very issues. LISTEN→
Join host Rebecca Carroll for 15 essential conversations about race in a pivotal moment for America. LISTEN→
Pod Save the People
On the podcast Pod Save the People, DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson and De’Ara Balenger. They offer a unique take on the news, with a special focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color. LISTEN→
“1619” is a New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery. LISTEN→
Hosted by journalists of color, the Code Switch podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. LISTEN→
Justice In America
A podcast for everyone interested in criminal justice reform— from those new to the system to experts who want to know more. Hosted by Dr. Clint Smith and Josie Duffy Rice. LISTEN→
Please submit resource suggestions to Co-Directors of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice: Sarah Huss (grades 7-12) or Toya Holiday (grades K-6).
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