Resources

This resource page is intended to support members of our VCFA community interested in engaging in conversation and increasing understanding around questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This page offers select tools and educational materials but is by no means comprehensive. We welcome your feedback and contributions to site resources.

Glossary of Terms

Language plays an important role in reflecting diversity and creating an inclusive environment. Because terminology is constantly changing, we've compiled a few resources to help create a shared understanding of the use of common terms.

Racial Equity Tools Glossary | LGBTQ+ Terms & Definitions | Disability Language Style Guide

A NOTE ON SOURCES:

The articles and multimedia resources included below were sourced and compiled from a series of educational workshops focused on racial justice, equity, and implicit bias facilitated by the Peace & Justice Center of Vermont. Additional resources were compiled from a "We All Belong" workshops facilitated by CQ Strategies.

Videos

The Danger of a Single Story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

Deconstructing White Privilege

In this 20 minute TEDx-style video, Dr. Robin Diangelo, author of White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, offers an introduction to understanding key concepts in white racial socialization and why conversations around racism are so challenging.

Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Racism

What is implicit bias? NYT/POV's Saleem Reshamwala unscrews the lid on the unfair effects of our subconscious. https://nyti.ms/2jSAhZe

3 tools for anyone serious about radical diversity

The vision for diversity needs to be radical or it will fail. It will require white allies and champions to stand up and make bold steps of their own. In this powerful talk Kiah Morris urges white allies to make changes in the way they work to create genuine racial diversity, equity and inclusion

Intersectionality.

An overview of Intersectionality by Teaching Tolerance.

Articles

Advancing Racial Equity in Vermont

Additional Resources & Organizations