Library of the Month
We invite you to explore this carefully curated library of relevant resources on racial equity and social impact. These resources are intended to encourage inner reflection and dialogue around race equity and social justice, as well as foster a greater understanding of the historic implications and current challenges we face in our places of business, communities, and nation. Whether you are a C-Suite executive, a team leader or manager, or a front-line worker, there is something for everyone. This content is updated regularly so please check back often.
Color Coded Catalog KEY
The C-Suite assets are best suited for the executive suite! For the CEOs, CIOS, CFOs, and vice president levels. These curated resources are selected with a visionary in mind, one who seeks to impact strategy. With a strategic vision and impact in mind, there is a focus on Black scholarly work and perspective as well as business insights to guide executive decision making and to lead cultural shifts within an organization.
Managerial assets are best suited for managers and other leaders. The curated resources focus on best practices, key concepts in the racial equity dialogue, insights from DEI practitioners, to increase your racial equity awareness, knowledge and skills as a people manager to build a more inclusive and diverse work culture.
Individual assets are best suited for individual contributors in the workplace or simply anyone else who wants to learn more about building a more equitable society. We have included poems, novels, award winning literature from Black authors and general guidelines to understanding racism.
Book of the Month
Toward A Racially Just Workplace (Episode #45)
Laura Morgan Roberts is a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School's Gender Initiative. As an expert in diversity, inclusion, authenticity and identity development, Laura's extensive research formed the basis for her study of the influence of African American business leaders. She chats with Marcel Schwantes about her recent article, Toward a Racially Just Workplace, and tackles what is seemingly the most uncomfortable conversation in the work environment.
Laura Morgan Roberts
How to be an Anti-racist
Notes by Brene Brown: A groundbreaking approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Dr. Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.
Brene Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on how to be an anti-racist.
Opportunities for a Fresh start on Race
Trabian Shorters offers perspective and perception tools that we all can use to update our narratives on race, communities, and America’s future. He demonstrates how far too often, we focus on negative statistics about groups such as Black men, rather than emphasizing their strengths, positive contributions, and future potential. And he shows how a technique called “asset-framing” can help us tell positive stories about people and encourage the understanding, empathy, and optimism that are necessary for meaningful social change.
Asset Framing - Inside Social Innovation: Featuring Trabian Shorters Jun. 6, 2016 | 50 minutes
Is it time to say R.I.P to terms like 'POC' (People of Color)
NPR's Code Switch! An National Public Radio Podcast that covers a wide range of topics on race and identity in America. This episode addresses the controversial issue of the appropriate adjective to use when referring to others particularly people who are not of European White decent.
Code Switch - With Host Shereen Marisol Meraji
Sept. 30, 2020 | 38 minutes