Equity Resources

Equity Resources

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.

Self-Care

Follow therapist accounts that’ll give you a nice mental health boost. 

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There are various strategies to help you cope with discrimination. 

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Consider these ideas for responding to and dealing with family members. 

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Taking care of yourself and others during racial trauma. 

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Poverty is as much a factor for continued disturbances in emotional and mental health as any physical or psychological predisposition. 

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The Conscious Kid is an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth. 

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Educate & Act

Antiracist reading list to help America transcend its racist heritage. 

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Learn how silence about race can reinforce racism by allowing children to form their own conclusions. 

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GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. 

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Learn how to put early childhood education to gender equality’s use. 

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Monthly dialogue-centered initiative on racism and privilege designed to address racial healing, equity, and justice in our community. 

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Resource for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ+ students 

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10 simple ways to begin and continue conversations about race, equity, healing and reparations. 

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PFLAG is Hartford’s first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies 

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Continually updated list of things white people can do for racial justice. 

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Juneteenth

Listen to the story of an 89-year-old community activist who walked across the country in 2016 to get Juneteenth recognized as a National holiday.

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Check out NPR's story that curates a list of songs to inspire the spirit of freedom.

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Watch the History Channel breakdown the history of Juneteenth.

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Check out Full Circle drum circles, the Juneteenth Village, talks about our food diaspora with world renowned chef Bryant Terry, and go on a bike ride hosted by the Black & Brown Soul Cyclists, and more over the holiday weekend to honor our history. 

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CT Freedom Trail visit the website to explore and learn about New England’s role in slavery, the end of slavery, and post-slavery. 

You can download a map to visit historic sites here