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    Multi-Media Examples of Diversity & Inclusion for a Professional or Workplace Setting

    Multi-Media Examples of Diversity & Inclusion for a Professional or Workplace Setting

    Exploring Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) with your colleagues and workplace leaders will bring in a new perspective and understanding, education, and acceptance. To help spark a conversation around D&I, explore these handpicked resources that can be read, listened, or viewed.

    Books 

    D&I material in book format is great for teams looking for something that’s thought-provoking and idea-driving (that’s what the little margins on every page are for!). As a workplace, it is your responsibility to decide how team members complete the readings. For example, my workplace (Visit Aurora, Colorado) completed “White Fragility” in chapter clusters of four on our own and then gathered to discuss ideas, reactions, and thoughts as a marketing department. Then, we discussed overarching themes as a company. This method gave me time as a reader to digest DiAngelo’s research and experiences, ask questions, and then grasp bigger-picture concepts alongside my team. Below are a few additional book examples for workplace education: 

     

    • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo - discussed how POC (people of color) are treated in American society, how to recognize the patterns of racism and workplace discrimination with real-world examples. 
    •  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates - is an open letter from the author to his son about racism that gives readers a deeper understanding of America’s framework and current unrest.
    • We Can’t Talk about That at Work! How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics by Mary Frances Winters - a taboo-breaking book that encourages readers to speak up about D&I topics.
    • The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture by Heather Mac Donald - a detailed understanding of how racism and sexism begin in education and stem into other parts of adult life the workplace.

     

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    Podcasts

    There’s a podcast for that! Listening to podcasts is a passive, yet incredibly effective way to expand your understanding about topics of D&I from people who live it. Popular podcasts are evolving and often update listeners on current events. This media tool is helpful for long-term exposure, learning, and engagement with D&I. Plus, podcasters are typically exciting and can hold the attention of an audience. Below are examples:

     

    • Racism at Work - a six-part series produced by Professor Binna Kandola OBE, and a panel of expert guests who highlight racism in the workplace and what everyone can do to combat it.
    • The Diversity Gap - hosts Bethaney Wilkinson and Kayla Stagnaro explore ways to “close the gap” created by discrimination for a more inclusive work environment 
    • NPR’s Code Switch - a well-recognized and impressively produced podcast created by a diverse team that highlights race, diversity, culture, and more in our workplaces, schools, and life.
    • The Will To Change: Uncovering True Stories of Diversity & Inclusion - With a special workplace focus, Jennifer Brown encourages listeners to explore D&I as a team with the goal of creating a more productive and safe workplace as a result.  

     

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