Gender equity cannot be realized without racial equity

We are educating ourselves and invite you to join us. Below are links to a variety of racial justice resources as well as a list of diverse organizations to support. We understand that learning about racial justice is a continuous process. These resources are a starting point.

Read the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona’s position on racial equity here.


Getting Started

Racial Equity Tools Glossary (15 min)

Systemic Racism Explained (4:30 min)

How to disagree productively and find common ground (14 min)

Embracing Discomfort in Equity Work | by Dr Debbie Donsky | Reflective Stance (10 min read)


Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality (5 min)

What it takes to be racially literate (12:23)

The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (19:16)

White Privilege

Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege: Invisible Knapsack (5 min)

Solidarity is not acknowledging your white privilege, but relinquishing it | Opinion (5 mins)

‘This Song Is Uncomfortable’: Macklemore And Jamila Woods On ‘White Privilege’ (12 mins)

Deconstructing Stereotypes and “Colorblindness”

How microaggressions are like mosquito bites • Same Difference (2 min)

WATCH: Why ‘colorblindness’ is not the right approach to race (3 min)

Dylann Roof and the Stubborn Myth of the Colorblind Millennial (5 min)

I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise (9:38)

Structural Power, Privilege, and Racism

To change the world, change your illusions (15 mins)

Let’s get to the root of racial injustice | Megan Ming Francis | TEDxRainier (19:37)

To talk about structural racism, we have to talk about white privilege (5 mins)


Taking Action & Healing

We All Have Feelings About Race and Racism (5 mins)

How we can start to heal the pain of racial division | Ruby Sales (20:28)

(1) Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma or (2) Meditations for and Ally + Accomplice Meditation for Cultivating an Anti-Racist Mindset (17 min each)

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community

Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others


WATCH LIVE: PBS NewsHour Presents ‘Race Matters: America in Crisis’

The Problem We All Live With – Part One – This American Life

9 Podcasts on Racism: Understanding The Black Lives Matter Movement


Poetry, Song, Visual & Studio Arts: 

Black Lives Matter (Poem) | Dea Chappell | TEDxYouth@AnnArbor (3:31)

Spoken word for justice: stand down | Tavis Brunson & Shanita Jackson | TEDxGreenville (7:30)

13 Black Women Artists To Know | Black Excellence (12 mins)

The Most Influential Living African American Artists (15 mins)

Jean-Michel Basquiat and 9 Black Visual Artists Who Broke Barriers (10 mins)


Courses and Other Resources

White Allyship 101: Resources to Get to Work by Dismantle Collective

Being Antiracist

NATIONAL RESOURCE AND EDUCATION TOOL; Know their names. See their faces. Learn their stories.

Racial Inequities in Public Health < Yale School of Public Health

Racial Justice Leadership from the SOAR Fellows Community

“Race, Class, and the American Dream,” Free Semester Long Class (from a University of Arizona professor and member of WFSA’s Tucson Public Voices program!)


Movements and Organizations

Black Lives Matter: Home

SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE – Showing Up for Racial Justice

Black Student Union | African American Student Affairs


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