We have curated a list of books, podcasts, documentaries, and videos to help you further your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the United States, Minnesota, and on our campus.
All of the books below are offered for free to the U of M community by the University Libraries. You may need to be logged into your UMN account to access.
Documentaries, Films, & Videos
Celebrating the University of Minnesota's 50th Anniversary of the African American Studies program, This Free North reflects on the people and events that led to its formation as well as its connection to, and influence on, contemporary students.
A short video about the 1969 Morrill Hall Takeover. The demonstration led to the creation of the university’s Afro-American Studies Department.
Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.
America is called a "nation of immigrants," but it is also a nation of xenophobia. Historian Erika Lee explores the deep roots of xenophobia in America, why it's such a big problem today, and what we can do about it.
Join Eugene from the Try Guys for an in-depth conversation about the complex, often untold story of the Asian American community, the unique struggles they face, and find out how you can help #StopAsianHate.
A documentary about a summer camp for the disabled that fostered a sense of community and creativity that fed directly into the American disability rights movement in the 1970s.
Explores the untold past of Minnesota's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and celebrates the strides the state has made since the gay liberation movement began in the 1970s.
This film transports you to 1939, when 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States.
Explore the recent rise in antisemitism, which is increasing in ways not seen since the 1930s, in the U.S. and Europe, and hear firsthand accounts from victims, witnesses and others who have experienced it.
More Films or Documentaries to Stream or Rent
Just Mercy, a film based on civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s work on death row in Alabama
I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary envisioning the book James Baldwin was never able to finish
Whose Streets?, a documentary about the uprising in Ferguson
Selma, a film that chronicles the marches of the Civil Rights Movement
More Online Racial Equity Workshops
Articles, Websites,& More
This Science Museum of Minnesota exhibit and online resources examines our shared history and current reality.
Progressives, anticommunists, racism, and antisemitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942.
Speak out against anti-Asian hate in your communities, demand better from our leaders, and don’t let systems divide us.
This project documents the life stories and experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming people.
Visualizing the hidden histories of race and privilege in the urban landscape.
From how to use them to their surprising history, here are answers to your most common questions about gender-neutral pronouns.
An online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture.
Resources and lesson plans on Antisemitism and Holocaust denial.
The 1990 protest demonstrated the barriers that inaccessible buildings create for people with disabilities.
National Resources and Action Groups
Model for Responding to Hate and Bias Incidents. The resources and programs prepare administrators, faculty, staff, students and campus police to become leaders in challenging bias in individuals and systems, working toward inclusion and instilling policies and practices for equity.
Find out your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics.
Find help assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining your efforts over time.
A guide to having powerful conversations with the people in your inner circle that moves everyone to action.
Free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school.
Creates traveling photo-text exhibits, books, and curriculum to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, bullying, and harassment of people who are discriminated against due to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, and disabilities of all kinds.
Investigates and challenges social cleavages and hierarchies based on differential power, privilege, and access to resources.
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