Beginning in March 2020, our world faced an unprecedented pandemic forcing Universities to move learning to remote and/or hybrid formats. At the same time, we’ve had to contend with continued issues of racial injustice, cultural bias, and hatred. Communities have been divided; cities have been torn apart. During EAM 2020, our membership committed to a hold a continued discussion in an effort to come together and problem-solve. Equity and inclusion are not just buzzwords, they are imperatives. We need to establish a shared understanding of the challenges we face, as well as explore potential strategies that have thus far worked and could become the foundation for future action. As we close out the academic year and prepare for our upcoming EAM annual virtual meeting, please join us and share what you have
Continuing with our EAM members’ ground roots effort to transform our campus environments, we are asking for you to share any resources that you think can help our membership in learning more about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our goal for 2021-2022 is to develop with you a website of resources that will help you in motivating change. Please email any additional resources you may want to include to Mariana Lebron at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1 2021. Include the name of the resource, link, and source. If you have used the resource in any ways that work well, please feel free to share and we can include a quote from you about that. Thank you.
CLASSROOM DISCUSSION TOOLS*
· What is Cultural Sensitivity? by best-selling author, Mariela Dabbah
· Why Cultural Competence? by the National Education Association (article with video)
· Cultural Competence Lecture Series by the Oregon Health and Science University (videos)
· PBS on the Implicit Bias Test (video)
· Implicit Bia Review by the Kirwan Institute (including myths, trends, and real world applications)