DIY/DEI: Supporting First-Generation College Students
Though there are many definitions, a first-generation college student can be any student whose parents did not complete a four-year college degree. These students are often the first in their families to attend four-year institutions and can face many challenges due to this fact. This list showcases books, articles, videos, and other resources that tell the stories of first-generation students and celebrate their resilience and accomplishments.
DIY/DEI: Women + Equity in Higher Education
This month’s DIY/DEI guide offers resources that address the barriers to women within higher education, including sexual harassment, racism, impossible workloads, diminishment of achievement, lack of recognition for scholarly or theoretical work, threatened and actual violence, and unequal distributions of diversity labor in the academy.
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.