BEDI Summit: Resources

Throughout the BEDI Summit, attendees recommended a variety of resources they utilized to foster their personal growth in the areas of belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion (BEDI). We are thrilled to share these attendee-recommended resources with our Gamma Phi Beta community.

For additional resources you can utilize in your BEDI journey or to suggest additional resources to be shared within the Sorority, visit the Anti-Racism Resources webpage. You can also learn more about Gamma Phi Beta’s ongoing efforts by navigating to Membership > Belonging and Inclusion > Priorities and Action Plan on


“Blackballed” by Lawrence Ross
Blackballed exposes the white fraternity and sorority system, with traditions of racist parties, songs and assaults on black students; and the universities themselves, who name campus buildings after racist men and women. A bold mix of history and the current climate, “Blackballed” is a call to action for universities to make radical changes to their policies and standards to foster a better legacy for all students.

“Growing Up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in New York” by Ana Celia Zentella
Ana Celia Zentella’s book provides an inside view of the social construction of bilingualism in one of the largest and most disadvantaged Spanish-speaking groups in the United States. It walks readers through a New York Puerto Rican Community and describes the five varieties of Spanish and English that constitute the community's bilingual and multi-dialectal repertoire,

“Hood Feminism” by Mikki Kendall
Hood Feminism takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Kendall’s calls all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed.

“Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides


Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the United States prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.


Privilege Beads
Do you want to bring BEDI Summit learning to your chapter, volunteer team or community? Consider utilizing the Privilege Beads activity.

Note: this activity can be modified to create learning outcomes that best meet the needs of your chapter, volunteer team or community.

To continue amplifying the voices of people who have been marginalized, consider creating a newsletter. This newsletter can be used to share local black-owned businesses, celebrate holidays from non-Christian traditions, share organizations in your local community that support belonging and inclusion efforts and more! Utilize the resource provided or find other resources you can use to help you create a newsletter that is inclusive and accessible to a variety of audiences.

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