• Books
    The Collected Schizophrenias , Esmé Weijun Wang : Personal essays by Taiwanese-American artist/writer living with a Schizoaffective Disorder diagnosis and painful encounters with mental health systems including in University mental health care settings. Wang also offers writing workshops and other resources on her website and is a mental health activist. (224 pages)

    Heart Berries , Terese Marie Mailhot :
    Lyric memoir by woman-identified member of Seabird Island Band in the Pacific Northwest, about living with Postraumatic Stress Disorder & Bipolar II disorder as well as histories of racialized violence against Indigenous people. (160 pages)

    We the Interwoven Series:
    Three book series written by people who identify as bicultural who share their testimonials of living in Iowa.

    When My Brother Was an Aztec, Natalie Diaz :
    Poetry collection about family dynamics, trauma, mental illness, and cultural history. Diaz is a Mojave American poet, language activist, former professional basketball player, and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community. (124 pages)
  • Toolkits and Other Resources
    Provides an overview of the history of the Black Lives Matter movement, its guiding principles, reflections on the organization, healing justice as a framework, the importance of art and culture in the movement, and information about various chapters. (33 pages)

    Harvard’s ‘Project Implicit’ Implicit Bias Tests
    Implicit bias tests (IAT) help you find out your implicit bias and preference towards groups with marginalized identities. The website contains IATs on Weight, Asian, skin-tone, trangender, Arab-Muslim, Religion, Native, Weapons, Gender-science, Race, Gender-Cateer, Age, Sexuality, Presidents, Disability, etc.(Approximately 10 minutes per questionnaire)

    #TalkAbout Trayvon: A Toolkit for White People
    This toolkit for white people was created to commemorate the anniversary of Trayvon’s death, have courageous conversation with friends/family with the help of the scripts provided, support the work of the Trayvon Martin Foundation, and continue the conversation about the serious implications of anti-Blackness and prejudicial policing and legislation on Black people. (5 pages)

    Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send
    A list adapted from Adapted from Sue, Derald Wing, Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation, Wiley & Sons, 2010. And created by University of California, Santa Cruz. (2 pages)

    #TrayvonMeEnseñó: Materiales Digital de la Campaña para Organizadores y Activistas Negro y de Color en el Quinto Aniversario de la Muerte de Trayvon Martin
    Organizaciones y personas de color pueden utilizar los materiales para conmemorar el aniversario de la muerte de Trayvon; compartir, apoyar y ofrecer donaciones para el importante trabajo de la Fundación Trayvon Martin; y continuar la conversación sobre las serias implicaciones de anti-negrosidad, la policía perjudicial, y la legislación sobre los negros. (6 paginas)

    #TrayvonTaughtMe: Toolkit for Black and Non-Black POC Organizers and Activists on the Fifth Anniversary of Trayvon’s Death This toolkit from the Black Lives Matters Foundation for Black and Non-Black POC Organizers was created to commemorate the anniversary of Trayvon’s death, support the work of the Trayvon Martin Foundation, and continue the conversation about the serious implications of anti-Blackness and prejudicial policing and legislation on Black people. (6 pages)

    University of Iowa Libraries Anti-Racism Resource
    The University of Iowa library supports anti-racism efforts in a mission to expose truth and amplify the voices of marginalized people. The library has assembled a rich collection of resources in formats including: articles, books, videos, movies, mixed media, theatre, dance, music, etc. The site includes resources explicitly intended for: anti-racist allies, POC, parents, educators, and links to social justice organizations. Wondering where to start? Consider Eddie Moore’s 21 day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. Countless hours of engagement are possible on the site.
  • Videos
    A Tedx Talk where Dr. D-L Stewart, who identifies as both Black and Transgendered, explores his own intersectionality and the ways systems and lives would differ if Black Trans Lives Matter. (15 minutes)

    Bryan Stevenson ’85, "We can't recover from this history until we deal with it"
    Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, “discusses the legacy of slavery and the vision behind creating the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum in Montgomery Alabama.” (6 minutes)

    Combating AAPI Hate in Age of COVID-19
    An educational video produced by California Faculty Association and Stop AAPI Hate and presented by Russell Jeung, PhD, the co-launcher of Stop AAPI Hate and the chair of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. The video discussed the surging of Anti-Asian racism relating to the pandemic. (23 minutes)

    Laverne Cox Talks about Intersectionality at Harvard
    Acclaimed actress Laverne Cox, a transgender woman, discusses the concept of intersectionality, speaking from her own experience of being both black and transgendered. (4 minutes)

    Let's Get to the Root of Racial Injustice
    TEDx Talk featuring Megan Ming Francis, who traces the root causes of our current racial climate to their core causes, debunking common misconceptions and acknowledging that there are no quick-fixes to this generational, and complex problem. (20 minutes)

    Hair Love
    An Oscar®-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. (7 minutes)
  • Websites
    The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

    The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC)
    The ISPRC offers information about teaching, conducting research, and applying interventions intended to promote the benefits of racial and ethnic cultural diversity and resolve related social problems. The Institute is unique in its emphasis on addressing psychological issues related to race and ethnic culture from an interdisciplinary perspective.

    The NAACP is the largest civil rights organization in the US.

    National Conference for Community and Justice, Colorism
    A bulletin that defines and explores the concept of colorism, a form of discrimination that favors lighter skinned people of color, providing videos, articles, statistics, and questions for reflection.

    Ourselves Black:
    Collection of articles/stories/podcasts created to unapologetically illuminate and promote mental health in the Black community. POC Online Classroom (https://www.poconlineclassroom.com/): Robust resources meant to amplify the voices of marginalized communities, educate on critical social justice issues, empower marginalized peoples, and incite change.