Best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion encompass a three-tiered approach. Training and Development; structural changes in policies, protocols, and practices, and doing the work to acknowledge, examine, and shift our thinking. There will be times when these tasks are arduous and exhausting, but the pathway to cultural competence is worth it.
Please use the resources below to begin YOUR journey.
Speak UP for Inclusion
Speak up because silence does not move us forward. The videos listed below address best practices to address equity in the workplace.
Note: The videos can only be accessed when logged into your GRCC email address. Discussion topics include:
Google Doc Resources
*A compilation of resources are listed as hyperlinks within the Google Doc. Materials were developed by academic scholars and social justice educators.
- Protect Your Energy - Canned responses to messages that zap your energy, Author: Martina Abrahams Ilunga
The readings, videos, activities, and self-reflections are organized by stage, from interested person starting to learn all the way to committed activist looking to become more effective. It also makes a great tool to engage with people in your social network who may benefit from more accessible ways to get involved.
Statistical Information & Media/News
- Database of police killings (United States)
- FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?
Statements & Think Piece Resources
- Higher Education’s Role in Promoting Racial Healing and the Power of Wonder
- How Higher Ed Can Fight Racism: ‘Speak Up When It’s Hard’
- Police Killings Against Native Americans Are Off the Charts and Off the Radar
- Black Professionals Are Going Through A Lot
- The officer who stood by as George Floyd died is Asian American. We need to talk about that
- Teachers Must Hold Themselves Accountable for Dismantling Racial Oppression
- A Farewell Letter to DEI Work
Toolbox and Multimedia Resources
- The Four I's of Oppression
- Racial Microaggressions
- An Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism
- Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus
- George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper Trevor Noah, The Daily Social Distancing Show
- GRCCTV - Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion *A playlist of lectures, interviews, and events
- Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom
Home for the HoliDAZE
While many look forward to the holiday season as a time for rest, reconnection, and reflection, for some, the pressure to navigate interaction with family and friends can bring on a great deal of anxiety that can leave one dazed and confused.
In partnership with United Campus Christian Fellowship, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) developed a shortlist of resources to lessen the stress.
Downloadable PDF of Social Justice and Equity Resources