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The University of Virginia’s Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DDEI) has compiled information about a broad range of diversity, equity, inclusion, civil rights, and anti-racist learning resources, recommended by members of the UVA community. While not an exhaustive list of all the potential learning resources that may be available to you, the information below provides a wide range of ways to learn about histories, ideas, strategies, and skills that contribute to building our collective capacity for inclusive excellence. We are listing a broad range of resources, many of them free. For academic courses that may be of interest, visit the UVA Engaged course listing site. The University also hosts a broad range of conferences, symposia, and special events relating to diversity, equity, inclusion, civil rights, and anti-racism. Regularly check the UVA Calendar and the DDEI Equity & Inclusion Calendar to learn about additional opportunities throughout the year.


UVA In-Person/Live Learning Sessions

Learning Resource

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Audience/Keywords

UVA Acts

Through performance and dialogue, UVA Acts promotes preventative practices that foster equitable, vibrant spaces for working and learning at the University of Virginia. Key performances include:

  • Inclusive Teaching: First Days
  • Hot Moments in the Classroom
  • Search Signals

 

Teaching Faculty; GTAs: Curriculum Designers; Faculty search committee members

 

Implicit bias; growth mindset; inclusive teaching; cultural wealth; difficult conversations

 

 

Provost: Faculty Development

The Provost’s office provides a broad range of faculty development sessions that specifically work to build inclusive competence including:

  • Teaching Race at UVA (application-based)
  • Leadership in Academic Matters (nomination-based)
  • Faculty Search Seminars

 

Teaching and Research faculty; Department Chairs; Faculty Search committee members

 

Racial History; Inclusive Leadership; implicit bias

HoosBrave

HoosBrave is a volunteer organization within UVA that provides learning sessions and some custom consultation for areas seeking a program of diversity and inclusion learning. HoosBrave currently offers 3-4 courses and maintains a curated list of learning resources. The courses include:

Multicultural Fluency

BraveSpace

Growing Deeper: The Power of Privilege

Faculty; Staff; Students

 

Brave Space; multicultural; intersectionality; privilege, racial identity development

UHR Talent Management

University Human Resources provides access to online training and in-person/live training session on a range of topics. Team Workshops and bundles of courses can be requested that cover topics such as communicating across differences, generations in the workplace, and many others.

Faculty; Staff; Managers

 

Difficult conversations; inclusive leadership; collaboration; authentic leadership; emotional intelligence

School of Medicine: Diversity & Inclusion

The staff of the School of Medicine’s diversity office offers implicit bias and bystander intervention learning programs targeted to the medical education and healthcare environments. Programs for residents and fellows are also available.

UVA Health faculty, staff, students, residents, and fellows.

 

Implicit Bias; Bystander Intervention; Health Equity

Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) offers a range of programs and consultations focused on pedagogy, curriculum, and inclusive teaching. Resources include an inclusive syllabus rubric, an institute on teaching for race and social justice, accessibility, and several others.

Teaching Faculty; GTAs

 

Inclusive teaching; universal design; teaching race; inclusive syllabi; course design

Sustained Dialogue

UVA’s Student-led Sustained Dialogue organization offers a range of dialogue opportunities that run for the course of a semester. Dialogue is specifically engaged to promote understanding across difference. There are both weekly dialogues and open dialogues.

Students

 

Dialogue; socioeconomic diversity; racial diversity; gender-based violence

Multicultural Peer Educators

The MPE Program aims to create multicultural educational opportunities and promote social awareness through workshops incorporating student experiences and academic literature of social justice education. MPE host open workshops, dorm presentations, and organization/classroom requests.

Students; Faculty; Staff

 

Social Justice; Identity; Privilege; Power; Cycle of Socialization

Hoos Got Your Back

Hoos Got Your Back focuses on promoting a culture of sexual respect and offers bystander intervention training.

Faculty; staff; students

 

Sexual Respect; Bystander Intervention

Office for Equal Opportunity & Civil Rights

EOCR offers training on the University non-discrimination policies, inclusive search procedures, disability awareness, and preventing and addressing gender-based violence and harassment. Coaching sessions can be requested in response to bias incidents and some custom programs may be available.

Faculty; staff; students

 

Non-discrimination; employment equity; disability awareness; preventing gender-based violence; coaching

Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

ODEI regularly hosts events to promote learning and intercultural engagements. Overview sessions for Inclusive Excellence planning and an introduction to anti-racism definitions and practices is available upon request. Some custom programs and consultations may be available.

Faculty; staff; students; alumni; community

 

Inclusive Excellence; anti-racism; equity; inclusion

UVA LGBTQ Center

LGBTQ Student Services offers three workshops including Safe Space Foundations, A Primer on Pronouns; and Trans*itioning. The area also coordinates the LGBTQ Speakers Bureau which includes volunteers who speak to the LGBT experience on Grounds.

Faculty; staff; students; alumni; community

 

LGBTQ; transitioning; gender; pronouns

Online Learning

Learning Resource

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Audience/Keywords

LinkedIn Learning

 

Library Access

UVA Workday Learning Access

LinkedIn Learning offers a broad range of diversity, inclusion, and belonging courses that are self-paced. Access is open to everyone through the UVA Library. UVA Workday includes all LinkedIn learning courses which allows managers to assign trainings to their entire staff.

Faculty; Staff; Students

 

Diversity; inclusion; belonging

Coursera

Coursera offers a range of online courses, many of which can be accessed for free or taken for a fee to obtain a completion certificate. There are many related to intergroup dialogue, social justice organizing, and leading for diversity and inclusion in higher education. There are also opportunities for deeper learning on topics like gender diversity, racial diversity and history, and many others.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Diversity; Inclusion; race; gender; social justice

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity

The Kirwan Institute offers a free and self-paced course on understanding and interrupting implicit bias.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Implicit bias

ACE Engage

 

Subscription Required

Some open events are hosted

The American Council on Education offers higher education faculty and staff a broad range of development activities. These include promoting inclusive classrooms, race, equity, healing from racial crisis and many others. A range of publications are also available.

Faculty; Staff

 

Diversity; inclusion; equity; race; pedagogy; crisis response

AAC&U

 

Subscription Required

Some open events are hosted

The Association of American Colleges & Universities offers a range of conferences, webinars, and online engagement opportunities. There is a focus on inclusive excellence, democracy, and equity. A range of research reports and other publications are available.

Faculty; Staff

 

Diversity; inclusion; belonging; participatory democracy; equity; inclusive excellence

USC Center for Race Equity

 

For Fee Institutes and Academies

The University of Southern California Center for Race Equity offers online courses and leadership institutes which build inclusive capacity broadly, and specifically as relates to racial equity.

Faculty; Staff

 

Race equity; equity-mindedness

National Conference on Race & Ethnicity

 

Free and fee-based webinars

NCORE hosts a range of webinar series on race and equity in higher education.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Race; social identity; equity; inclusion; campus culture; resilience; power; social justice

Anti-Racism and Inclusion Resources/Compilations

Learning Resource

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Audience/Keywords

National Museum of African American History & Culture: Talking About Race

A comprehensive resource that scaffolds information related to racialized history of what is now called the United States including the specific histories for European immigrants, enslaved Africans; Indigenous people; Latinx communities; and Asian communities.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism

Teaching Tolerance

A broad range of articles, online learning opportunities; toolkits and guides that promote anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion more broadly.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism; white privilege

Race Equity Tools

A broad range of articles, online learning opportunities; toolkits and guides that promote anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion more broadly.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism; racial equity

Seeing White Podcast

A podcast from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University exploring the history and ongoing racial project surrounding whiteness.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism

NYT 26 Mini Films Exploring Race, Bias, and Identity

A range of videos from collaborations with the New York times that explore race, bias, and identity development

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism

Anti-Racism Resource Compilation

Anti-Racism Pedagogy Discussion Guide

A range of readings in long and short form; film and other media recommendations.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism

UVA and the History of Race

A series of articles written by the University community which detail key aspects of the University’s racialized history.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism; UVA Race Histories

Guide to Allyship

A guide for building allyship skills with a focus on anti-racist allyship.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism; allyship

NYT 1619 Series

A series of articles and podcast series from the New York Times exploring anti-black racism and slavery since the first ship arrived in Virginia with enslaved Africans in 1619.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism

National Museum of the American Indian: Native Knowledge 360

A series of digital lessons documenting a range of topics related to the indigenous dispossession and U.S. colonial imperialism and treaty history.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism; indigenous sovereignty

UVA Miller Center Race and Criminal Justice: A Tortured History

A collection of lectures, articles, and recordings from the UVA Miller Center that document race and the criminal justice system.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism

Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History offers learning on a range of topics and while everyone can benefit it is also geared to providing support for youth educators.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community; Youth

 

Anti-racism; racial history

Speakers/Facilitators External to UVA (For Fee Services)

Learning Resource

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Audience/Keywords

The Sum

The SUM is located in Charlottesville and offers free and for fee trainings and consultations to a range of groups and is focused on leveraging the power of difference.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

Race Talk

Located in Richmond, VA, Dr. Richards provides a range of workshops and consultation opportunities specific to higher education diversity, equity, inclusion, and teaching.

Faculty; Staff; Students

Called to Justice

Called to Justice is located in Charlottesville and was founded by Christina Rivera. CTJ offers bystander intervention training, anti-racism diversity training, individual and small group coaching, and retreats.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

Speak Out

Part of the Institute or Democratic Education and Culture, Speak Out offers webinars, special events, and a compilation of diversity programming and speakers that can be booked.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

WorldTrust

World Trust creates films, curriculum, and workshops for social justice and equity movement building.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

The Center for Transformation and Change

Led by diversity expert Dr. Kathy Obear a range of diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism workshops, coaching, and resources are available. Custom session development is available.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

Undoing Racism

Undoing Racism offers programs and workshops for “undoing racism”, promoting community organizing, and building anti-racist networks. Among their programs is an institute for youth.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community; Youth

 

Racial Equity Institute

Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Racial Equity Institute is an alliance of trainers, organizers, and institutional leaders who support the work of creating racially equitable organizations and systems. They can help lead workshops, presentations, coaching sessions, and custom focus sessions.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

Read/Watch/Listen

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Audience/Keywords

Darden Allyship Starter Pack: Books

The Deans for Diversity and Inclusion at the UVA Darden school of business curated a short reading list to start your racial allyship journey.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism

Books about Racism

A compilation created by social justice educator Paul Kivel. Kivel’s work spans a range of topics and you may want to explore more topics from the overarching site where this list is hosted.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism

Duende District Bookstore

While you do not need to buy a book from their store, Duende District maintains a range of reading list compilations that are updated regularly. The store focuses on books by people of color, and women of color. There are also suggestions for youth.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community; Youth

 

Decolonization; anti-racism

Anti-Racism Resources

A range of readings in long and short form; film and other media recommendations.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism

UVA Engineering Resource List

This spreadsheet has multiple tabs that include information on a broad range of diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging topics.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Anti-racism; diversity; diversity; inclusion; belonging

 

A Guide for Training Public Dialogue Facilitators

This resource includes information on how to train individuals to be effective dialogue facilitators. This is a common need for improving intergroup relations and offering space to build understanding across difference. This DIY guide establishes a blueprint for building this capacity directly within your organization.

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Dialogue

 

UVA Diversity Council Education Task Force

 

(Excel Download)

Members of the University’s Diversity Council have compiled a list of resources to read or listen to that specifically support development related to doing broad-based diversity, equity, and inclusion work

Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; Community

 

Diversity; equity; inclusion