Websites

Below are some websites and organizations that provide more information and action opportunities, organized around issues and sectors addressed in HCG trainings. We’ve also included a brief preview of each resource “in their own words.”

 

News & Analysis

Code Switch: Frontiers of Race, Culture and Ethnicity (NPR Website)

“Remember when folks used to talk about being “post-racial”? Well, we’re definitely not that. We’re a team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.“

Colorlines

“Colorlines is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning investigative reporting and news analysis. Colorlines is published by Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice.”

Democracy Now

“Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts.”

Feministing

“Feministing is an online community run by and for young feminists. For over a decade, we’ve been offering sharp, uncompromising feminist analysis of everything from pop culture to politics and inspiring young people to make real-world feminist change, online and off. Our diverse collective of writers cover a broad range of intersectional feminist issues–from campus sexual violence to transgender rights to reproductive justice.”

Yes! Magazine

Today’s world is not the one we want—climate change, financial collapse, poverty, and war leave many feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.”

 

Climate Change & Environmental Justice

350.org

“What we do: 350.org is building a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries.”

The Center for Earth Energy & Democracy (CEED)

“The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy’s mission is to work at the intersection of energy, environment and community development to develop solutions that are democratic, sustainable and socially just.”

Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)

“Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.”

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.”

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

“We bring together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists who are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change. We work not just within the research community, but also with business leaders, policy advisors, the media and the public in general.”

 

Corporate

The Great Place to Work Institute

“Our Mission: Building a better society by helping companies to transform their workplaces. Great Place to Work® is a global human resources consulting, research and training firm specializing in organizational trust.”

 

General Education

Intercultural Development Inventory

“The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities.  Intercultural competence has been identified as a critical capability in a number of studies focusing on overseas effectiveness of international sojourners, international business adaptation and job performance, international student adjustment, international transfer of technology and information, international study abroad and inter-ethnic relations within nations.”

National Education Association

“The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. Our mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.”

The National Association for Bilingual Education

“Since 1975, the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) has been a non-profit membership organization that works to ensure that language-minority students have equal opportunities to learn English and succeed academically.”

The National Association for Multicultural Education

“Our mission: NAME is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education.”

 

P-12 Education

AMAZE

“AMAZE provides practical P-12 tools for valuing diversity and preventing bias bullying. We teach parents, educators, and other caring adults how to promote the knowledge, attitudes, language, and skills needed to work together across our differences.”

Rethinking Schools

“Our Mission: Rethinking Schools is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism. Our magazine, books, and other resources promote equity and racial justice in the classroom. We encourage grassroots efforts in our schools and communities to enhance the learning and well being of our children, and to build broad democratic movements for social and environmental justice.”

Teaching for Change

“Teaching for Change provides communities with the tools to make schools places where students learn to read, write, and change the world. We operate from the belief that schools can provide students with the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world—or they can fortify the status quo.”

Teaching Tolerance

“Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and Canada.”

Zinn Education Project

“The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The website offers more than 100 free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.”

 

Health Care

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

“The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.”

Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“The mission of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions is to generate and disseminate knowledge to reduce racial/ethnic and social class disparities in health status and health care through research, training, community partnerships and advocacy.”

The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

“The Disparities Solutions Center is dedicated to the development and implementation of strategies that advance policy and practice to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Our goal is to move beyond research and begin to take action—by developing and disseminating models for identifying and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care nationally, regionally, and locally.”

National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition

“The National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC) is committed to improving the health and well being of Black gay men through advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education and training. NBGMAC was launched in April 2006 following the release of CDC data, which demonstrated the persistent and disproportionate burden of HIV on Black gay men and the recognition of an unclear, coordinated strategy to improve health equity within the population across a range of health issues, inclusive of HIV.”

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

“The NIMHD envisions an America in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives. The mission of NIMHD is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities.”

 

Racial Equity & Racial Justice

Catalyst Project: Anti-Racism for Collective Liberation

“The Catalyst Project helps to build powerful multiracial movements that can win collective liberation. In the service of this vision, we organize, train and mentor white people to take collective action to end racism, war and empire, and to support efforts to build power in working-class communities of color.” The Catalyst Project also operates the Anne Braden Anti-Racist Organizer Training Program for White Social Justice Activists. The Catalyst Project is based in San Francisco, CA.

Ella Baker Center

“The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights advances racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color. For over 17 years, we have formed unlikely coalitions and won positive change that breaks the cycle of disinvestment and incarceration in communities of color. Now we’re bringing all our past experience and success to bear on one of the most urgent issues of our time: mass incarceration.”

Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative

“The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC) is a loose collective of organizations and individuals committed to overcoming racism in Minnesota. We have organized annual Overcoming Racism conferences in the Twin Cities since 2009. Since 2012, we also organize a year-long film and discussion series, Refocus the Frame: Turning a Lens on Race and Racism.”

Freedom Inc

“Our mission is to engage low- to no-income communities of color to end violence against women folks, gender non-conforming folks, and young folks, which bring about deep social, political, cultural, and economic change. We organize around the root causes of violence, creating new definitions and solutions, and empowering all community members as agents of change to inspire and restore power of those most affected.” Freedom Inc. is based in Madison, WI.

INCITE!

“INCITE! is a national, activist organization of radical feminists of color. We mobilize to end all forms of violence against women, gender non-conforming, and trans people of color and our communities. By supporting grassroots organizing, we nurture the health and well-being of communities of color. Through our efforts, we move closer toward global justice, liberation, and peace.” INCITE! is made up of grassroots chapters and affiliates across the U.S.

NAACP

“The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.”

Race: Are We So Different?

“Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race.  The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people.” 

The Sentencing Project

“Established in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.” Includes the Race and Justice Clearing House, with over 500 books, articles, and reports on racial disparity in the criminal justice system.

Shades of Yellow

“Shades of Yellow (SOY) is the first and only Hmong Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) nonprofit organization in the world that works to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development to Hmong/Asian Pacific Islander (HAPI) LGBTQ and allies. Our mission is to cultivate a community of empowered Hmong LGBTQ and allies to challenge what we’ve known and ignite positive cultural and social change. SOY is unique in that we are the only Hmong LGBTQ organization in the world, thus we make an effort to have an online presence to reach out to other Hmong-API LGBTQ across the country.”

Takini’s Historical Trauma page

“Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Braveheart, PhD, conceptualized historical trauma in the 1980’s, as a way to develop stronger understanding of why life for many Native Americans is not fulfilling “the American Dream”. This site exists to begin a collaboration of community advocates, allies, teachers, and students of historical trauma towards a stronger understanding of unresolved historical grief.”

 

Sexuality & Gender

Freedom Inc

“Our mission is to engage low- to no-income communities of color to end violence against women folks, gender non-conforming folks, and young folks, which bring about deep social, political, cultural, and economic change. We organize around the root causes of violence, creating new definitions and solutions, and empowering all community members as agents of change to inspire and restore power of those most affected.” Freedom Inc. is based in Madison, WI.

The GLBTA Services Office at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

“The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally (GLBTA) Programs Office is dedicated to improving campus climate for all University of Minnesota constituents by developing and supporting more inclusive understandings of gender and sexuality. We recognize the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity, class, ability, age, culture, and all social systems.  We are committed to holding ourselves and others accountable for working against all forms of oppression.”

INCITE!

“INCITE! is a national, activist organization of radical feminists of color. We mobilize to end all forms of violence against women, gender non-conforming, and trans people of color and our communities. By supporting grassroots organizing, we nurture the health and well-being of communities of color. Through our efforts, we move closer toward global justice, liberation, and peace.” INCITE! is made up of grassroots chapters and affiliates across the U.S.

Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance

“The Minnesota Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Campus Alliance is a statewide coalition of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members uniting for change on college and university campuses. We offer events, programming, and opportunities aimed at building community, developing leaders, and creating welcoming, affirming, and safe environments for GLBTA individuals.” 

National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition

“The National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC) is committed to improving the health and well being of Black gay men through advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education and training. NBGMAC was launched in April 2006 following the release of CDC data, which demonstrated the persistent and disproportionate burden of HIV on Black gay men and the recognition of an unclear, coordinated strategy to improve health equity within the population across a range of health issues, inclusive of HIV.”

National Center for Transgender Equality

“The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation’s capital and around the country.”

The National LGBTQ Task Force

“The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We’re building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives.”

One Iowa

“One Iowa is the state’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization working toward full equality for LGBT individuals in Iowa through grassroots efforts and education. Our mission for full equality includes educating Iowans about why marriage matters to gay and lesbian couples, ensuring that communities are safe for LGBTQ youth, reaching out to communities of faith, addressing concerns about Iowa’s aging and elder LGBT populations, improving access to resources for transgender Iowans, and so much more.” 

Outfront Minnesota

“OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination.”

Shades of Yellow

“Shades of Yellow (SOY) is the first and only Hmong Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) nonprofit organization in the world that works to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development to Hmong/Asian Pacific Islander (HAPI) LGBTQ and allies. Our mission is to cultivate a community of empowered Hmong LGBTQ and allies to challenge what we’ve known and ignite positive cultural and social change. SOY is unique in that we are the only Hmong LGBTQ organization in the world, thus we make an effort to have an online presence to reach out to other Hmong-API LGBTQ across the country.”

Transgender Law Center

“Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.”

 

People: Educators, Authors and Public Intellectuals

Michelle Alexander

“Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. As an associate professor of law at Stanford Law School, she directed the Civil Rights Clinics and pursued a research agenda focused on the intersection of race and criminal justice. Prior to joining academia, Alexander engaged in civil rights litigation in both the private and nonprofit sector, ultimately serving as the director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU of Northern California, where she helped lead a national campaign against racial profiling.” She is a powerful speaker and writer who regularly appears as a commentator on national media outlets, and is the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, her first book. You can find more information here on Michelle Alexander’s well-curated Facebook page and on The New Jim Crow companion website.

Jacqueline Battalora

Jacqueline Battalora is currently a lawyer and professor of sociology and criminal justice at Saint Xavier University. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and has been engaged in anti-racist training since the mid-1990s. She is the author of Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today. Birth of a White Nation, which “offers a thorough examination of the underlying reasons and the ways in which ‘white people’ were created by American law.” More information on her and her book can be found here.

Warren Blumenfeld

Warren J. Blumenfeld currently teaches at the College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is co-editor of Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States (Sense), Editor of Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price (Beacon), and co-editor of Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge). His individual website hosts a series of articles; he is also a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, and you can find those blog posts here.

Shakti Butler and World Trust

“Through education rooted in love and justice, World Trust is a catalyst for racial equity. Through our films and seminars, thousands of new people each year learn about racial justice and commit to positive change.” More information about Dr. Butler and World Trust can be found here.

Joy DeGruy

Dr. Joy DeGruy is the author of Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. “With over twenty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work, she gives practical insight into various cultural and ethnic groups that form the basis of contemporary American society.” A nationally and internationally renowned researcher, educator, author and presenter, her individual website can be found here.

Paul Kivel

“Paul Kivel, social justice educator, activist, and writer, has been an innovative leader in violence prevention for more than 35 years. He is an accomplished trainer and speaker on men’s issues, racism and diversity, challenges of youth, teen dating and family violence, raising boys to manhood, and the impact of class and power on daily life. Kivel is the author of numerous books and curricula, including Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, which won the 1996 Gustavus Myers Award for best book on human rights.” More information on Paul and his latest book Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony can be found on his website here.

Naomi Klein

Internationally-acclaimed journalist, speaker and activist Naomi Klein has written extensively on issues of globalization, climate change and capitalism. Her most recent book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate has been called “the most momentous and contentious environmental book since ‘Silent Spring.’” Find her individual website with articles and videos here, the This Changes Everything companion website here, and her Beautiful Solutions initiative here.

Ali Michael

“Ali Michael is an educator and filmmaker with a PhD in Teacher Education from the University of Pennsylvania and MA in Anthropology and Education from Teachers College.  She works as a consultant and facilitator in both independent and public schools in the Philadelphia area.  Ali co-facilitates Whites Confronting Racism and The Race Institute, workshops that support participants to work for racial justice in their own lives and work.” More information about Ali can be found here.

Eddie Moore Jr.

“Eddie Moore, Jr.’s training sessions have been described as high energy, motivating, challenging and enlightening by participants of all ages, time and time again. His delivery style includes presentations and speeches, classroom workshops, group and individual planning and cultural competency training. Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. is also the founder and program director for the White Privilege Conference (WPC).” More information about him and his training/consulting business America and Moore Diversity Education, Research and Consulting can be found here.

Vandana Shiva

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a powerful writer, speaker, leader and activist with a deep academic background in quantum physics and inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy. “Dr. Shiva combines sharp intellectual enquiry with courageous activism, and her work spans teaching at universities worldwide to working with peasants in rural India.” Her leadership, writing and organizing has had a tremendous impact on international agriculture and food policy, biodiversity and sustainability, gender issues and international development. More information about Dr. Shiva and her work can be found here.

Jamie Washington

“Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington serves as the President and Founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a Multicultural Organizational Development Firm out of Baltimore, MD. Dr. Washington has served as an educator, administrator, and consultant in higher education for over 30 years Dr. Washington is the President and a Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute. He also serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Social Ethics at Winston Salem State University. Rev. Dr. Washington sees himself as an instrument of change. He works everyday to help people find the best in themselves and others.” To learn more about Dr. Washington and the Washington Consulting Group, click here. For more information about Dr. Washington and the Social Justice Training Institute, click here.

Cornel West

Cornel West has written 19 books and edited 13 books, including Race Matters and Democracy Matters, has appeared in over 25 documentaries, and is a frequent guest and commentator on radio and television programs including Tavis Smiley’s PBS TV Show.  “In short, Cornel West has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.” More information about Dr. West can be found here.

 

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