Toolkits and Syllabi
Pedagogy is activism. In the resources below are links to resources and materials. Special thanks to Racism Review for providing some of the content and links below:
Strategies and Resources for Managing Socio-political Stress
Regardless of your political affiliation, the collection of strategies and resources can be useful for managing socio-political stress.
LEAD: “I Can’t Breathe” A Call to Action for Leaders in Higher Education Resource List
The University of Michigan Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate Program is sharing this collection of resources. Leading Equity and Diversity (LEAD) is a series of conversations where participants have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of people who lead DEI initiatives.
Beyond "Thoughts and Prayers" -- Moving to Policy and Change
The Office for Diversity is providing this collection of resources to encourage and support people to practice self care and develop their capacity to be engaged and effective in their communities. This resource provides tips for avoiding burn-out, engaging in allyship, and advancing cultural literacy.
Reading for Racial Justice: An Open Access Collection
The University of Minnesota Press is sharing this collection of titles from the past twenty years to promote understanding and action for change. In collaboration with authors, this collection of antiracist books is available to all to read online for free through August 31, 2020.
Fighting Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Racism
The pandemic and COVID-19 have brought a great deal of uncertainty to our lives, along with potential for misinformation that can be harmful or destructive to our campus and communities. This resource provides proactive strategies that reinforce that “Hate is not an Aggie value.” We hope that you will work to intervene on discriminatory behaviors, online comments, and acts on social media.
All Gender Bathroom Resource Guide: Darby Salge
Office for Diversity graduate assistant, Darby Salge, prepared a list of resources for all gender bathrooms including best practices, design tips, and suggestions for inclusive signage.
Black Feminism Syllabus: Melissa Harris Perry
In 2013, Melissa Harris Perry drafted the Black Feminism Syllabus in response to First Lady Michelle Obama being called a “feminist nightmare” - this syllabus shares and suggests resources that explain the distinctiveness of Black feminism.
Inclusive Search and Recruitment Toolkit for Faculty, Graduate Students, and Postdoctoral Fellows
The Inclusive Search and Recruitment Toolkit is a comprehensive toolkit compiled by the Office for Inclusion and Equity (OIE) in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin).
The Lemonade Syllabus: Benbow and others
The Lemonade Syllabus pays homage to the critically acclaimed Beyonce album of the same title. The Lemonade album was heralded as novel art that celebrates Black women, their beauty, and their multiplicities. The Lemonade Syllabus, inspired by the album, acknowledges and tributes Black women through music, poetry, fiction, and references to Black feminist work.
The MSW@USC Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege: Jeremy Goldbach
From the University of Southern California's School of Social Work, this toolkit is meant for anyone who feels there is a lack of productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships, both on a micro (individual) and macro (communal) level. Training of this kind can provide historical context about the politics of identity and the dynamics of power and privilege or help build greater self-awareness.
The Syllabus on Self-Care and Wellness for Social Justice Activists was developed by the Office for Diversity to support our campus community on mental wellness. This syllabus provides beginners-level resources to explain what mental health is, the importance of engaging in self-care, and tips for avoiding burn-out. Additionally, we provide information on local services and resources that may be utilized by students, faculty, and staff of Texas A&M.