Social Justice Resources

What can I do about racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism & other forms of discrimination?

Educate yourself by…

Visiting websites, examples include:

  • Tim Wise (anti-racist author/activist)
  • National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce
  • Human Rights Campaign              
  • Southern Poverty Law Center        
  • Anti-Defamation League                
  • Understanding Prejudice                
  • Global Issues: Women’s Rights     
  • Understand your biases                 
  • Gender Unicorn                             

Reading books, examples include:

  • “Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?” by Beverly Tatum
  • No Pity : People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement by Joseph Shapiro
  • Is It a Choice? Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gays and Lesbian People by Eric Marcus
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
  • Privilege, Power, and Difference by Allan Johnson

Challenge others by…

  • Interrupting offensive jokes
  • Disagreeing with discriminatory comments
  • Speaking up for the targeted group/person

Challenge yourself by…

  • Making friends with someone who is different from you
  • Attending a meeting/event focused on cultural diversity
  • Monitoring your own language for bias
  • Monitoring the media for bias
  • Asking yourself “What makes me think that? Is that a stereotype?”
  • Talking with others who are interested in issues of diversity


Resources related to Black Lives Matter, Racial Trauma, Ally Development:

Healing for Black Individuals:

Understanding Racial/Cultural Trauma:

Ally Resources:

Resources related to the Orlando Mass Shootings: