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Equity Toolkit

Explore these resources for further learning.

 

Equity and inequity impact everyone—no exceptions. For this reason, each of us has a responsibility to learn the history and ramifications of injustice and bias. Everyone has a different learning style, and the resources listed below exist in diverse formats to meet varied needs, interests, and abilities. This list is necessarily non-exhaustive, and will reflect different viewpoints or ways of thinking. For even more resources, or to explore these resources in alternative formats, visit the Vermont Department of Libraries and the ABLE Library catalogue.

 

For Everyone

  • Action & Allyship Guide
  • [UPDATED VERSIONS COMING SOON] Strategic plans
    • Office of Racial Equity
    • Agency of Administration
    • Statewide Plan
    • Judiciary
    • [COMING SOON] Introductory Videos
      • What is Equity?
      • What Makes Injustice “Systemic?”
      • Introduction to EIAs (Equity Impact Assessments)

     

    For State of Vermont Leaders & Employees

    • SOV - Racial Equity Team in MS Teams: Join the team for daily discussion posts, resources, and professional development opportunities.
    • Equity Impact Assessment tool: Visit the SOV - Racial Equity Team to download the EIA form and watch recording of the introductory webinar.
    • Workplace Improvement
      • [COMING SOON] Hiring Guide
      • [2022 CALENDAR COMING SOON] Cultural Observances Calendar: View the shared calendar in Outlook to see upcoming cultural observances.
         

    For Local and Community Leaders

     

    Suggested Media

    Resources on Age-Appropriate Learning

    TITLE

    AUTHOR

    HOLIDAY(S)

    December's Gift

    Smith-Santos; Bitton

    Multiple

    Hanukkah Bear

    Kimmel

    Hannukah

    Maple Syrup Season

    Purmell

    Secular

    The Snow Day

    Sakai

    Secular

    Tree of Cranes

    Say

    Christmas

    The Christmas Truck

    Blankenship

    Christmas

    Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold

    Sidman; Allen

    Secular

    The Shortest Day

    Cooper

    Solstice

    Sky Sisters

    Waboose

    Secular

    Grandma's Gift

    Velasquez

    Christmas

    Shubh Diwali

    Soundar

    Diwali

    Together for Kwanzaa

    Ford

    Kwanzaa

    Under the Christmas Tree

    Grimes

    Christmas

    A World of Cookies for Santa

    Furman

    Christmas

    The Best Eid Ever

    Mobin-Uddin

    Eid

     

    Media by topic

     

    Topic

    Title

    Format

    Advanced Analysis & White Allyship

    “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo

    Book

    “How to be an Anti-Racist” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

    Book

    “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Book

    “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo

    Book

    “The Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh

    Thought / Discussion Activity

    “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”

    Film

    Indigenous History & Culture

    “The Western Abenakis of Vermont, 1600–1800: War, Migration, and the Survival of an Indian People” by Colin Calloway

    Book

    “The Voice of the Dawn: An Autohistory of the Abenaki Nation” by Frederick Matthew Wiseman

    Book

    “An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    Book

    Culture / International

    “Rough Translation”

    Podcast

    Housing & Segregation

    “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond

    Book

    “The Color of Law”

    Book

    A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

    Podcase episode

    Segregated by Design

    Film

    “The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power” by Dierdre Mask

    Book

    Criminal Justice

    “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander

    Book

    “Caught” by Marie Gottschalk

    Book

    “The House I Live In”

    Film

    Civil Rights Movement

    “March” series by John Lewis

    Comic / Graphic Novel

    “Selma”

    Film

    Historical Figures

    “Hidden Figures”

    Film

    “Loving”

    Film

    “The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle”

    Film

    The Legacy Of Civil Rights Leader Fred Korematsu

    Podcast episode

    Slavery & its Economic Legacy

    Chronology: Who Banned Slavery When?

    Article

    “13th

    Film

    “Roots”

    Film

    “12 Years a Slave”

    Film

    The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Article

    U.S. History

    The 1619 Project” by Nikole Hannah-Jones

    Web series

    “A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn

    Book

    Personal Stories

    “The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin

    Book

    “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Book

    #RealizedIWasBlack

    Hashtag

    “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang

    Comic / Graphic Novel

    The White Flight of Derek Black

    Article

    How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time

    TEDTalk

    Vermont-specific

    The History Of Slavery In Vermont, Across New England

    Article

    “A Stranger in the Kingdom”

    Film

    Green Mountains racial history isn’t black and white

    Article

    Education / Youth

    "Culturally Responsive School Leadership" by Muhammad Khalifa

    Book

    “The Hate U Give”

    Book; Film

    “Teaching to Transgress” by bell hooks

    Book