BEDI Action Resources
The page provides resources to learn about BEDI action including books, articles, organizations, and virtual learning communities. Gamma Phi Beta does not have a partnership or agreement with the following organizations. We cannot guarantee that the positions taken by these organizations align with the values of Gamma Phi Beta. These organizations are being shared as educational resources.
BEDI LEARNING FOR ACTION
Curious about engaging in allyship around a particular cause? Complete this self-guided resource designed to help you build an action plan.
The following list includes educational resources and organizations furthering BEDI action and change.
- Courageous Discomfort is a book by Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman that aims to empower readers to have important and productive conversations about race and racism.
- Facing History and Ourselves offers a collection of On-Demand Learning Resources including webinars, recorded videos and self-paced modules to connect the decisions of the past to the choices we face today.
- The Canadian Civil Liberties Union (CCLA) fights for the civil liberties, human rights, and democratic freedoms of all people across Canada. CCLA published the following collection of articles to educate Canadians on their rights. Learn about Your Rights.
- National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) is a non-profit, all volunteer, fat rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights and improving the quality of life for fat people.
- Road Map for Revolutionaries is a book by Elisa Camahort Page, Carolyn Gerin and Jamia Wilson written to serve as a handbook for effective activism, advocacy and social justice for people of all ages and backgrounds.
- Sustaining Spirit: Self-care for Social Justice, written by Naomi Ortiz shares stories of overcoming burnout and strategies for maintaining self-care as an activist.
- The Inclusion Project aims to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in Canadian society by actively engaging partners and decisionmakers, through research, knowledge development and community.
- “5 Powerful Ways to Take REAL Action on DEI” written by the MIT Sloan School of Management Career Development Office outlines a framework for approaching and building BEDI action into work.
- 26 Mini-Films for exploring Race, Bias and Identity is a collection of videos curated by the New York Times that tackle issues of race, bias and identity in less than 7 minutes.
- The Antiracist Table is an online community intended to bring Anti-Racism into daily life as a daily practice. The 30- Day Challenge is specifically curated to educate, to help people face and get past shame, anger, and blame, and to develop empathy–all key elements of creating an Anti-Racist America.
BEDI Learning and Action by Social Identity:
The following sections list educational resources and organizations that are furthering BEDI action and change. These resources are organized by the social identity which the resource focuses on.
- National Center for Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) seeks to help people with disabilities and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities.
- Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is the leading professional membership association for individuals committed to equity for persons with disabilities in higher education.
- American Disabled for Attendance Programs Today (ADAPT) is a grassroots disability rights organization.
- TASH Advancing Inclusion advances equity, opportunity and inclusion for people with disabilities, with a focus on those with the most significant support needs, in the areas of education, employment and community living through advocacy, research and practice. Amplified is TASH’s Podcast series which seeks to transform research and experience concerning inclusion and equity for people with disabilities into solutions people can use in their everyday lives.
- The Accessible Stall is a disability podcast hosted by Kyle Khachadurian and Emily Ladau that keeps it real about issues within the disability community. They approach topics with two unique viewpoints as they have different disabilities and mobility levels and offer insight into how differences in disability can affect your experiences and perspectives.
- Our Fight for Disability Rights – And Why Were Not Done Yet is a Ted Talk by Judith Heumann who was a prominent American disability rights activist.
- Help Age International seeks to promote the rights and well-being of older people and to help them live dignified and fulfilling lives.
- SAGE – Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ+ Elders is a movement of loving, caring activists dedicated to providing advocacy, services and support to older members of the LGBTQ+ community.
- Seniority Authority is a podcast dedicated to answering questions about all aspects of aging. Listen to bonus episode 7 on How to Recognize and Fight Ageism.
- National Center to Reframe Ageing is the central hub for the movement to reframe aging. The Reframing Aging movement is a long-term social change endeavor designed to improve the public’s understanding of what aging means and the many ways that older people contribute to our society.
- National Council on Ageing (NCOA) advocates for older Americans with service providers and policymakers to improve the lives of older adults.
Race & Ethnicity
- Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. It offers tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level.
- These 22 Indigenous-Led Organizations Working Toward Social Justice support justice and equity through engaging with young people, promoting the health and wellbeing of local communities and the environment.
- NDN Collective aims to build the collective power of Indigenous Peoples, communities, and Nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination, while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet.
- Native Women’s Association Canada (NWAC) is a national Indigenous organization representing political voices of Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender, and Gender-Diverse+ (WG2STGD+) People in Canada.
- “Origins of Self Care and Why Activists Need to Practice It” written by Natasha Takyi-Micah and published on The Center for Community Solutions explored the history of self-care in activism and its use as an empowerment tool in the Civil Rights era.
- The Good Ancestor Podcast hosted by Layla F. Saad is an interview series with BIPOC change-makers & culture-shapers exploring what it means to be a good ancestor to dismantle oppression and change the future.
- Learning for Justice seeks to uphold the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center: to be a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements and advance the human rights of all people. Learning for Justice provides a range of materials, including Self-Guided Learning Resources, that enable educators to improve their practice.
- Seeing White is a series from the Scene on Radio Podcast produced at The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University exploring the history of whiteness in America and how it impacts present day inequities in the United States
- Religious Freedom and Business Foundation is dedicated to educating the global business community, policymakers, non-government organizations and consumers about the positive power that faith and religious freedom for all (including those with no religious faith) have on workplaces and the economy.
- Faith Resources by the Human Rights Campaign are intended to help LGBTQ people, their families, friends and allies find powerful transformative spaces to learn more about the intersection of their faith and LGBTQ Issues.
- “Want To Be An Ally For People Of Different Faiths? Here’s What Not To Do.” is an article by the Aspen Institute to explore how to be religiously inclusive.
- Stand Up To Religious Discrimination, Even If It's Not Your Religion is a video where Eboo Patel is open and vulnerable about a time that he did not speak up against religious discrimination and explains why it's crucial to be positive and proactive about engaging religious identity towards interfaith cooperation.
- Anti-Defamation League is a US-based global organization that combats antisemitism and works to protect democracy to ensure a just and inclusive society for all.
- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit, grassroots civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization.
Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity
- Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
- GLAAD is a non-profit organization focused on LGBTQ advocacy and cultural change. GLAAD works to ensure fair, accurate, and inclusive representation and creates national and local programs that advance LGBTQ acceptance.
- “Qualities of an Ally” is a resource from the University of North Carolina LGBT Center to list qualities that allies of the LGBTQ+ community embody.
- “Tips for Allies of Transgender People” is an article from GLAAD that explores how to be a better ally to Transgender people.
- The article “10 Ways to Step Up as an Ally to Non-Binary People” by Stonewall UK explores the meaning of non-binary as a gender identity and ways to be an ally to the non-binary community.
- SWLIW: Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America –Chasing the Dream is a National Public Radio Podcast from WLIW in New York. Chasing the Dream's reporting focuses on inequality: economic and structural inequities informed by issues of race, age, and class. They also focus on what works to bring people out of poverty, and what lessons we can learn for the future.
- Food Research & Action Center (FRAC): “To End Hunger, We Must End Stigma” - The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) improves the nutrition, health, and well-being of people struggling against poverty-related hunger in the United States through advocacy, partnerships, and by advancing bold and equitable policy solutions. This article from FRAC addresses the stigmas that individuals with low-income face in seeking access to food.
- Oxfam is a global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.
- Regional Equity Assistance Centers - Equity Assistance Centers (EACs) are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide technical assistance and training, upon request, in the areas of race, sex, national origin, and religion to public school districts and other responsible governmental agencies to promote equitable education opportunities. The centers work in the areas of civil rights, equity, and school reform.
Center for Education Equity (CEE) - CEE is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium and serves CT, DE, KY, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, PR, RI, VT, VI and WV.
Midwest and Plains (MAP) Equity Assistance Center – The MAP Center serves IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, OK, SD and WI.
Southern Education Foundation (SEF) - SEF serves AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX and VA.
WestED – WestEd serves AK, AS, AZ, CA, CO, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA and WY.
- Alright, Now What? is a Podcast produced by the Canadian Women’s Foundation that explores stories from an intersectional feminist lens.
- Center for Reproductive Rights is a global human rights organization of lawyers and advocates who ensure reproductive rights are protected in law as fundamental human rights for the dignity, equality, health, and well-being of every person.
- Feminist Majority Foundation engages in research and public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, leadership training and development programs, and participates in and organizes forums on issues of women’s equality and empowerment.
- Feminism NOW is a podcast hosted by NOW President, Christian F. Nunez, and is dedicated to intersectional feminist discussion of American society.
- Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectional Feminism – In this video, creator of Intersectionality theory Kimberlé Crenshaw defines and discusses the impact of intersecting identities.
- She Should Run is a national nonpartisan nonprofit working to drastically increase the number of women considering a run for public office.
- Time’s Up aims to create a society free of gender-based discrimination in the workplace and beyond.