Build Allyship

Facilitating Conversations with Patients in Distress


How to talk to children about difficult news

In the aftermath of a shooting (APA)

Helping your children manage distress

A guide for parents, caregivers, and teachers (SAMHSA)

Tips for talking with and helping children and youth cope after a disaster or traumatic event

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

School Shooting Resources For Adults

Media Plan (APA)

Speaking to Parents about their Child’s Media Usage

Recommended Readings

Quick 5-minute reads


These White People Will Respond To Your Racist Trolls So You Don’t Have To


How Small Inequities Lead To Big Inequalities

Science Friday

How Sexual Harassment and Bias Undermine Women’s Access to Scientific Careers


Meet the Beautiful Sudanese Model Nicknamed “Dark Queen”

Pink News

Performer Ditches Blackface Beyoncé Act

Very Smart Brothas

Cinco de Mayo is the Superbowl of Cultural Appropriation


11 Ways That I, A White Man, Am Not Privileged

New York Times

A Noose at the Smithsonian Brings History Back to Life


Uber Board Member Resigns After Making Sexist Comment at Meeting About Sexism

New York Times

Families of Tuskegee Syphilis Study Victims Seek Leftover Settlement Fund


Privilege is Inhuman, and Appropriation is One of its Strongest Weapons

Longer Reads


Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving’s Story Explains Why

Diabetes Care

People-First Language in Diabetes Care

Am. Journal of Public Health

Obesity Stigma: Important Considerations for Public Health

Am. Journal of Preventive Medicine

Intersectionality: An Understudied Framework for Addressing Weight Stigma

Obesity Action Coalition

Weight Bias in Healthcare – A Guide for Healthcare Providers Working with Individuals Affected by Obesity

New York Times

On Campus, Failure is on the Syllabus

Boston Children’s Hospital

Clinician’s Guide to Using Gender Identity Pronouns

The Atlantic

What Does ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Actually Mean?

The Guardian

Black Lives Matter: Birth of a Movement

SUNY Press

Transformative Mental Health for African American Women


Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges in Serving Future Students

American Psychological Association Guidelines

Multicultural Guidelines: An Ecological Approach to Context, Identity, and Intersectionality, 2017

Assessment of and Intervention with Persons with Disabilities

Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People

Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients


Beth Macy

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctos, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

Spring 2019 Common Reading Book

J. D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Fall 2017 Common Reading Book

Angie Thomas (2017)

The Hate U Give

Summer 2017 Common Reading Book

Ibram X. Kendi (2016)

Stamped from the Beginning

Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)

Between the World and Me

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2015)

We Should All Be Feminists

Michelle Alexander (2012)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Recommended Podcasts, Movies, & Videos


Code Switch

Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get…stuck? Code Switch can help. We’re all journalists of color, and this isn’t just the work we do. It’s the lives we lead. Sometimes, we’ll make you laugh. Other times, you’ll get uncomfortable. But we’ll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

A monthly podcast featuring Tanzila ‘Taz’ Ahmed and Zahra Noorkbakhsh about the good and the bad about the American Muslim female experience.

About Race

Co-discussants Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America.

Latino USA

Listen on SoundCloud, iTunes or Stitcher for Latino-focused episodes ranging from current events like Donald Trump kicking Jorge Ramos out of his press conference, “anchor babies” and Mexico’s drug war to evergreen cultural pieces spotlighting music and artists from Latin America or, of course, the Latino USA.

Still Processing

This podcast from The New York Times is hosted by Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham. They cover all your pop culture favorites, from RuPaul to Girls to Beyoncé. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, and if that lineup of topics doesn’t sell you on the show, Morris and Wortham’s fun, natural banter will.

The Bodcast

The first season of the show by Bustle focused primarily on size and how it intersects with race and gender. This second season, they’re asking questions that push the body positive conversation beyond size. Check out “The Bodcast” on ACast and iTunes.


This podcast is from The New Republic, hosted by Jamil Smith. The podcast is centered on race, but always explores the intersectionality of racial identity with other social systems such as gender, sexual orientation, body image and beauty standards, economic issues, etc. Often featuring interviews with various experts, researchers, journalists, and real everyday people, Intersection is a really important look at the way racial identity fits into a much larger social landscape.

Another Round

Two hilarious (and occasionally drunk) women talk about everything from current events to workplace racism to squirrels in this BuzzFeed podcast.



Harvard Graduation Speech

Author J.K. Rowling on the Importance of Failure

Dr. Brene’ Brown

Facebook Live Video

(See August 15th video at minute 13)