United Way of Greater New Haven has been holding robust internal dialogues among staff to deepen our understanding and knowledge of issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. We recently made our commitment public in a Letter to Our Neighbors that we shared with the community following the death of George Floyd.
In the spirit of shared learning, we offer a collection of resources on a range of topics that may prove useful in your own exploration. The resources that you see collected below have been offered up by staff members, shared by peer organizations, or featured by our United Way partners and will evolve over time. We welcome suggestions for additional resources through the submission portal at the bottom of the page and hope that you find something here that will inform your own journey.
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There are various strategies to help you cope with discrimination. Click here to learn more.
Consider these ideas for responding to and dealing with family members – click here to read.
Taking care of yourself and others during racial trauma – click here to learn more.
A joint letter and resilience recommendations from the USA Integrative and Mental Health Community addressing systemic trauma with communities of color – click here to read.
Poverty is as much a factor for continued disturbances in emotional and mental health as any physical or psychological predisposition – click here to read more
One Village Healing is an emerging New Haven based wellness and resilience initiative dedicated to creating spaces, gatherings, and programming, rooted in the values of the healing justice movement. Click here to learn more.
The Conscious Kid is an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth. They support organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children. Click here to learn more.
Antiracist reading list to help America transcend its racist heritage – click here
Learn how silence about race can reinforce racism by allowing children to form their own conclusions – click here
Beyond addressing issues of race and racism, this reading list focuses on taking action. It highlights resistance, resilience and activism; and seeks to empower youth to participate in the ongoing movement for racial justice – click here
Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams presents a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being – click here
Knowing your rights in the workplace for women of all races and backgrounds – click here
GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment – click here
Dr. Keesha Moore discusses the need to acknowledge and address the pre-existing condition of structural racism that enables COVID-19 to flourish in order to successfully fight the spread of the pandemic and ensure public health and safety – click here
Watch a short video from Race Forward about the levels and the importance of looking at systemic, not simply individual, racism – click here
ACT – Affirm, Counter, Transform. Reframe the conversation on race and move toward policy solutions that work for everyone – click here
Learn how to handle conversations about race, racism, diversity and inclusion with kids – click here
Learn how to put early childhood education to gender equality’s use, how learning environments perpetuate norms and stereotypes, and how you can challenge and prevent gender stereotypes – click here
Trans Kids Purple Rainbow Foundation (TKPRF) is an organization focused on educating and enlightening society about gender dysphoria and transgender issues, supporting TransKids in school systems, challenging injustices due to discrimination, supporting homeless youth and providing scholarships and funds to trans youth in need – click here
Courageous Conversations Towards Racial Justice is a monthly dialogue-centered initiative on racism and privilege designed to address racial healing, equity, and justice in our community – click here
Resource for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ+ students – click here
TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA) empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected – click here
10 ways to fight for our rights and practice social justice while social distancing – click here
- AIDS Connecticut (ACT) is a statewide coalition of organizations that provide services to people living with HIB/AIDS in Connecticut – click here
- Latino Community Services works to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community and other at-risk populations and improve the quality of life and health of people with HIV/AIDS – click here
- New Haven Pride Center provides educational, cultural, and societal enrichment for the LGBTQ+ community, its allies, and members to make a positive contribution to the entire community of Greater New Haven – click here
- Triangle Community Center is a free provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community including client advocates who assist with social service navigation, food, drop-in services, document updates, healthcare and housing navigation, and advocacy – click here
- True Colors, Inc. works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met – click here
10 simple ways to begin and continue conversations about race, equity, healing and reparations – click here
PFLAG is Hartford’s first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies, committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued and affirmed – click here
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