Learn more about topics related to diversity and social justice by exploring some of the resources listed here.
- Southern Poverty Law Center splcenter.org
Dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society through litigation, advocacy, and education.
This guide created by the Southern Poverty Law Center sets up guidelines on how to prevent and combat hate in your own community. It also shares some insightful stories of people who have worked to eradicate hate and prejudice from their communities.
- Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People, by Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald, Delacorte Press, NY, 2013.
Explores how our hidden biases can influence our behavior toward members of particular social groups, though we are oblivious to the influence of these biases. Offers exercises for readers to discover some of their biases.
- www.implicit.harvard.edu This site is part of Project Implicit. Log in or register to find out your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
- Waking Up White: and finding myself in the story of race, by Debby Irving, Elephant Room Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2014
Captures Irving’s struggle to understand racism and racial tensions. Offers fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance.
- A Border Passage (from Cairo to America – a Woman’s Journey), by Leila Ahmed, Penguin Books, N.Y., 2000
Ahmed’s memoir encompasses the end of British colonialism, creation of Israel, rise of Arab nationalism under Nasser, and breakdown of Egypt’s multi-religious society. Captures her efforts to define herself and understand how the world defines her as a woman, a Muslim, an Egyptian and an Arab.
- Looking for books in languages other than English? Your Minuteman Library Network card available through Robbins Library lets you borrow materials from any library in the MLN. Search for books that interest you here.. Ask the Robbins Library Reference Librarian to help you request books from the MLN or other networks through Interlibrary Loan. 781-316-3233; have your MLN card handy when you call.
- Film: Rolling, by Gretchen Berland thirteen.org/rolling/thefilm
Physician and filmmaker Gretchen Berland gave video cameras to three Los Angeles residents in wheelchairs and asked them to document their everyday lives. Watch the film on above website.
- DEFUSING HATE: A STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION GUIDE TO COUNTERACT DANGEROUS SPEECH This Defusing Hate Guide Book was written by Rachel Brown and works for provide people a way to recognize and combat hate in the world around them. This guidebook has been referenced by the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.
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