As part of Augustana's ongoing effort to provide resources to the entire community, inclusive of staff, faculty and students, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has created the Diversity Toolkit, a multimedia collection of resources about diversity, inclusion and belonging.
This list of books, articles, videos, and websites helps higher education professionals remain current on innovative strategies, and ways of knowing, to enhance equity and high performance within the educational and work environments of Augustana.
Why pronouncing names correctly is more than a common courtesy
In this NPR podcast, Ruchika Tulshyan talks about the importance of pronouncing names correctly as a way to practice anti-racism and allyship in the moment. (16 minutes)
In the 2020-21 annual report, the National Urban League, one of the nation's oldest civil rights organizations, is advocating for a "new normal," one that is more inclusive and equitable than before the pandemic. Read the article covering the report's finding, or see the full report "The State of Black America."
A lack of diversity in research and analytics is not just unethical — it is dangerous
This opinion piece argues that better pipelines need to be created for people of color in STEM fields.
Report gives colleges a Roadmap for high-quality online education after the pandemic
This article highlights some valuable lessons that were learned after the abrupt switch to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
White Supremacist Propaganda Hits All-Time High in 2020
2020 market the highest level of racist, anti-Semitic and other hateful messages reported since the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) began tracking such data. This article highlights the key findings of the Center of Extremism's annual report.
Op-Ed: Working in Solidarity to Address Anti-Asian Violence and Xenophobia
This op-ed discusses the need to take a more intentionally inclusive and intersectional approach to address identity-based hate crimes, marginalization, and oppression.
Harvard Study on Massachusetts’ Black and Latinx Incarceration
A four-year study conducted by Harvard Law School's Criminal Justice Policy Program unearthed significant disparities in the Massachusetts criminal system. Read the study here (PDF) or The Root's summary here.
Transgender Voice Modification Program at Augustana
The Barbara A. Roseman Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing offers voice modification therapy for trans people. Speech pathologists help clients create a healthy voice that matches their gender identity and gender presentation. Watch a video discussing the program here.
Department of Education Report On Racial Differences in Financing Higher Education
A new report from the U.S. Department of Education examines the cohort of students who entered higher education in the 2011-12 academic year.
Baratunde Thurston: How to Deconstruct Racism, One Deadline at a Time
Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ... eating, walking or generally "living while black."
A Guide for Supporting Trans and Gender Diverse Students
This guide (PDF) is a resource to provide a safe learning environment for trans and gender diverse students.