Equity Meets Design

A toolkit for organizations interested in taking an equity pause, auditing equity work, and making equity commitments

Equity Pause Toolkit

This Google document contains links to community bail funds, memorial funds, political education resources, organizations to put on your radar as well as general advice/tips for people attending protests or using social media as an organizing tool.

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Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

WeBSITE LINK Tools for Caucus and Affinity Groups

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The Long, Painful History of Police Brutality in the U.S.

Short but good read on the history of police brutality in this country

The 1968 Kerner Commission Got It Right, But Nobody Listened

Summary of the Kerner Commission report, produced in 1967 after several summers of riots in cities like Watts and Detroit

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Text of a May 1967 speech by Dr. King usually called the “Three Evils” speech that he gave in the context of the Vietnam War.

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Exploring Effectiveness of Violence and Riot in American History

2015 Time magazine on riots in history – have they historically created change? A variety of voices and POVs on the topic are quoted.

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The history of slavery remains with us today

March 2020 Washington Post article on the continuing history of racial injustice in America and how it stems from the institution of slavery.

Stop AAPI Hate

Stop AAPI Hate is a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). We strive to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice by building power for our communities, working in solidarity with other communities of color, and advocating for comprehensive solutions that tackle the root causes of race-based hate.

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Join or start a racial group, take action, have hard conversations

Abolitionist Teaching Network

Abolitionist Teaching Network’s mission is simple: develop and support educators to fight injustice within their schools and communities. This guide builds from the premise that injustice manifests differently in different schools and communities. Abolitionist Teaching cannot be distilled to a list of “best practices” because it is a way of life.

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Veterans of Hope

Examples and ideas you can use to teach social justice history and develop community-building skills from the Veterans of Hope Project, a community-based educational initiative on religion, culture and participatory democracy — READ MORE

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Program Resource to help teachers make multicultural education a priority in lesson plans and provide strategies while empowering inclusion in the classroom — READ MORE

College EducatedLearn how to identify and avoid microaggressions in your education journey, whether you’re in a physical classroom or an online learning environment — RESOURCES

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Empowering Tools and Resources

This guide offers an abundance of information and resources for people affected by ADHD. This guide features:

  • Educational Materials
  • Skill-Building Strategies
  • Support Groups and Communities