Equity Resources

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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. 


Black Therapists to Follow on Instagram for a Mental Health Pick-Me-Up

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

Coping with Discrimination

There are various strategies to help you cope with discrimination.

Dealing with Homophobic Family Members

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

Healing From Race-Based Turmoil

Taking care of yourself and others during racial trauma.

Healing When You Are Poor

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

Youth Racial Trauma

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

Educate & Act

Adult Books on Racism

Antiracist reading list to help America transcend its racist heritage.

Are Children Too Young to Discuss Race?

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

LGBTQ+ Student Harassment

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

Teaching Children About Gender Equality

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

Courageous Conversations

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

Campus Pride

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

Start a Conversation

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

Unite with the LGBTQ+ Community

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

What Can White People Do?

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

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