Build Your Equity Muscle
The resources below are helping us learn and understand how to intentionally focus on equity in all of our work. We invite you to explore these links to build your "equity muscle" and learn with us.
Reading & Activities Lists:
- Black Lives Matter Reading Room for Children and Youth
- Black Lives Matter Instructional Library for Children and Youth. Click on a book to hear it read aloud.
- Social Justice Books List of Multicultural and Social Justice Books for Children, YA, and Educator
- Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: The Power of Stories, presented by Ypsilanti Public Libraries
- Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Youth Empowerment and Radical Imagination, presented by Ypsilanti Public Libraries
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources curated by Anna Stamborski, M. Div Candidate (2022), Nikki Zimmermann, M. Div candidate (2021) and Bailie Gregory, M. Div, M.S. Ed.
Free Racialized Trauma Online Course Developed by the Cultural Somatics Training & Institute. Designed to abolish white body supremacy.
Justice In June. Self-guided anti-racism resources based on how much time you will commit daily to your learning. Developed by Autumn Gupta and Bryanna Wallace.
United Way Governance Series Hosted by Nonprofit Enterprise @ Work. Below are the meeting agendas, materials and slide decks from the last 3 session in this series, which focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
1. People Power: Preparing Ourselves to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Meeting agenda and materials
- Awake to Woke to Work research
- 2019 Fakequity pledge
- MNA DEI Assessment Tool
- The Principles of Equity in Fundraising article
- Slide deck
2. Culture Shift: Building Equity-Driven Cultures
3. Implementing Change: Integrating DEI Lens throughout our Organizations
- Implicit Association Test: Take this free test from Harvard University and learn more about your personal levels of unconscious bias
- Bias Cleanse: MTV’s Look Different campaign is here to help open your eyes to hidden biases
- The Equity Manifesto, PolicyLink
- Resource Guide: Diversity, Inclusion, Implicit Bias & More, compiled by Nonprofit Enterprise at Work
- 10 Lessons for Taking Leadership on Racial Equity, The Aspen Institute
- 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Racial Equity, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Staff Core Competencies to Achieve Racial Equity, Center for the Study of Social Policy
- The Social Justice Action Continuum, Step Up! Facilitator Guide
- Identifying Institutional Racism Folio, Seattle Human Service Coalition
- Assessing Institutional Racism, Dismantling Racism project at Western States Center
- Awake to Work to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture, Equity in the Center, a project of ProInspire
- Case Study of United Way of Washtenaw County's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work, Calibrated Lens, LLC
- The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- The Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity, PolicyLink
- Right Side Up: One pager on wealth inequality in the U.S., Prosperity Now
- The Road to Zero Wealth: How the racial wealth divide is hollowing out the middle class, Prosperity Now
- Bridging the Racial Generation Gap is the Key to America’s Economic Future, PolicyLink
- Washtenaw Opportunity Index: a tool to benchmark opportunity in the community. The Index utilizes five key data sources to “map” equity and opportunity in Washtenaw County: health, education, job access, economic vitality, and neighborhood safety and stability.
- National Equity Atlas: data to build an equitable economy
- The Opportunity Atlas: See where and for whom opportunity has been missing, and develop local solutions to help more children rise out of poverty.
Find more data, reports, and resources on our Data Portal.