Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Resources

Over the past two years, the Maddox Fund has been talking about equity. While we are early in our journey, we are convinced that we can’t walk alone; we need partners so we can learn and change together.  This page includes resources that we have found useful and that have guided us as we think critically about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice.

We invite you to explore these resources and ask that you give us your feedback.  If you have other resources, please share them with us so we can learn from one another.

Maddox is also working with CNM to provide equity and anti-racism training.  Please visit the  CNM website and consider how your organization might engage these opportunities.

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Upcoming Workshops at CNM

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These local equity-focused learning opportunities are full-day workshops are led by CNM.  If you are one of our partners and would like to attend one but are unable to pay the registration fees, please let us know.

 
 

What we're reading

This year, I’ve dedicated my reading, webinar trainings (so much is available on YouTube) and professional development activities to equity. With each new experience, I’m pealing back layers of white privilege and renewing my core value that we are all interconnected and long for justice and  a sense of  and belonging in the spirit of Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community. 

As a corrective to my biased education in U.S. history, I read Stamped From the Beginning: The History of Racist Thought In America–book, Ibram X. Kendi and A People’s History of the United States–book, Howard Zinn. Ibram X. Kendi narrates his own book if you prefer audio books like I do.

Seeking to learn more about the experience of my neighbors and how I participate in – and have benefited from – biased systems, I’ve read I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown and So You Want to Talk About Race. by Ijeoma Oluo.

In The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide for Repairing Our Humanity, Sally Kohn offers a hopeful vision that, while hate is learned and even hard-wired into human nature, through intentional work and connection to one another, we can repair a broken humanity and ourselves at the same time.

I was able to read an early edition of Me and My White Supremacy Workbook by Layla Saad.  I look forward to the workbook being available to everyone in February 2020.  It can be worked alone or with a group.

Let me know what you are reading so I can further my equity understanding

This year, I’ve dedicated my reading, webinar trainings (so much is available on YouTube) and professional development activities to equity. With each new experience, I’m pealing back layers of white privilege and renewing my core value that we are all interconnected and long for justice and  a sense of  and belonging in the spirit of Dr. King’s vision of the Beloved Community. 

As a corrective to my biased education in U.S. history, I read Stamped From the Beginning: The History of Racist Thought In America–book, Ibram X. Kendi and A People’s History of the United States–book, Howard Zinn. Ibram X. Kendi narrates his own book if you prefer audio books like I do.

Seeking to learn more about the experience of my neighbors and how I participate in – and have benefitted from – biased systems, I’ve read I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown and have on my future reading list So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo and Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum.

In The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide for Repairing Our Humanity, Sally Kohn offers a hopeful vision that, while hate is learned and even hard-wired into human nature, through intentional work and connection to one another, we can repair a broken humanity and ourselves at the same time.

I was able to read an early edition of Me and My White Supremecy Workbook by Layla Saad.  I look forward to the workbook being available to everyone in February 2020.

Let me know what you are reading so I can further my equity understanding.

I’m currently reading The Power of the Poor in History, a collection of essays by Gustavo Gutierrez, a prominent liberation theologian.  A lot of the reading I did this past year has been Euro-centric, so I felt it was important to make sure I looked at thinking rooted in the context of the global south.  

As I am continuing to explore what being an Asian-American is to me, up next I’ll be reading Noli me Tangere.  It’s a novel by Jose Rizal, a Filipino activist most associated with the push for Filipino independence.  I’m also planning reading The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the 21st Century by Grace Lee Boggs.  The book touches on working towards political, economic, and environmental justice, but I’m mostly interested in reading her work because  she’s an Asian-American woman activist.

I feel like I have less and less time for casual reading, but I’m always on the lookout for things related to educational equity and if you know of anything I should be reading, please let me know.