Action Resources

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Factuality: A 90 Minute Crash Course on Structural Inequality in America

Created by Natalie Gillard, “FACTUALITY is a facilitated dialoguecrash course, and board game, all in one, that simulates real life experiences in America. It is played with a rich group of diverse characters (above) that encounter a series of fact based advantages and limitations based on the intersection of their race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, and class.” Facutality serves as a way to bring a community together to gain a deeper understanding of how structural inequality affects every person differently.

Anti-Defamation League’s Pyramid of Hate

“The Pyramid shows biased behaviors, growing in complexity from the bottom to the top. If people or institutions treat behaviors on the lower levels as being acceptable or “normal,” it results in the behaviors at the next level becoming more accepted.” The Pyramid of Hate is simultaneously a sobering reminder of the institutionalization of hatred and bias, and also a useful visualization of why no bias event should go un-addressed.

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Coalition of Communities of Color

"The Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) believes that decolonizing data and research by empowering communities of color as experts of their experience and having the right to research, the right to know, and the right to be heard is a crucial part of transformative change."

On their site, the CCC offers insights into decolonizing data and the research process, as well as leadership development opportunities. Tools for conducting research are also available, such as an Organizational Self Assessment to Racial Equality.

Teaching Tolerance

"The Teaching Tolerance mission is to help teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy. This website provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school."

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Unconscious Bias: From Awareness to Action, by Catalyst

"The Unconscious Bias training based on assessments and exercises will help you understand what unconscious bias is and how to develop the vital skills to counter its negative impact in your organization."

Learning Objectives:

  1. Build awareness to understand what unconscious bias is and why it matters.

  2. Understand the impact of unconscious bias at work and the impact it has on your decision making.

  3. Develop skills to help you recognize and take action to manage bias.

  4. Create a goal-setting plan to work toward becoming an inclusive leader by managing your unconscious bias.

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Communication Skills for bridging Divides, by Catalyst

"Communication skills for bridging divides is a skills-based course that explores practical strategies and techniques to apply daily. You will learn about the difference between dialogue, discussion, and debate; micro-affirmations; and how to be an ally." 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Communication skills to help you engage in dialogue instead of debate.

  2. How small but powerful acts of kindness (micro-affirmations) can lead to positive behavior changes.

  3. How to be a meaningful ally.

  4. Strategies to bridge divides, build inclusion, and create places where everyone feels welcome.

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Undoing Racism: The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

"The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB), is a national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation.

The People’s Institute believes that racism is the primary barrier preventing communities from building effective coalitions and overcoming institutionalized oppression and inequities.  Through Undoing Racism®/Community Organizing Workshops, technical assistance and consultations, The People’s Institute helps individuals, communities, organizations and institutions move beyond addressing the symptoms of racism to undoing the causes of racism so as to create a more just and equitable society."