DIY/DEI: Supporting Indigenous/Native American students, faculty, and staff on college campuses
October 10, 2022 was Indigenous People's Day. When considering native/indigenous populations across the country, it is a reality that there are many diverse cultures and identities to account for. Even in North Carolina specifically, there is a broad array of tribal peoples and practices that each represent beauty, power, and resilience.
DIY/DEI: Latinx Heritage Month
September 15, 2022 marks the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month (or Latinx Heritage Month). This month is designated to recognize the importance of Latinx Americans and their contributions to the United States, and to celebrate the heritage and cultures of Americans with roots in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Access this list which showcases books, videos, podcasts, and articles that dive into what it means to be Latinx in the U.S.
DIY/DEI: Understanding Intersectionality
This issue of DIY/DEI features a selection of resources about intersectionality—a concept that helps us understand how systemic oppressions affect people who embody multiple marginalized identities. Intersectionality was introduced by legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989 as a means of giving narrative to the lived experiences of the compounded factors of race and gender, specifically in relation to Black women.
DIY/DEI: Fostering inclusion and belonging
This list includes resources trying to foster an inclusive environment—one where conscious efforts are made to ensure that diverse members are seen, heard, and valued. Furthermore, the listing explores a newer concept to DEI—belonging—which emphasizes the importance of community acceptance and emotional connection specifically for members with diverse identities.
Anti-racism is the practice of opposing racism in all manifestations while promoting racial tolerance. This issue of DIY/DEI focuses on antiracism resources to help you go beyond the surface level to understand what antiracism is in various aspects of society (including education). Within the various resources presented, you will gain opportunities for introspection and ideation for how you can work towards adopting an antiracist mindset in your leadership, research and everyday lives.
DIY/DEI: The Black collegiate experience
This issue of DIY/DEI features a selection of resources across formats that illuminate the Black experience in higher education. Looking at both historically Black and predominantly white institutions, this resource list explores the long and rich history of being Black at those institutions. These resources have been curated to increase understanding of this complicated experience which continues to play a critical role in the country’s history.