"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity" – Martin Luther King, Jr.
How to Facilitate Conversations with Patients about Current Events
- How to talk to children about difficult news (APA)
- In the aftermath of a shooting: Helping your children manage distress (APA)
- Tips for talking with and helping children and youth cope after a disaster or traumatic event: A guide for parents, caregivers, and teachers (SAMHSA)
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) School Shooting Resources
- For Adults: The Road to Resilience (APA)
Quick 5-Minute Reads:
- These White People Will Respond To Your Racist Trolls So You Don’t Have To (HuffPost)
- How Small Inequities Lead To Big Inequalities (NPR)
- Was that Racist? (New York Times)
- How Sexual Harassment and Bias Undermine Women’s Access to Scientific Careers (Science Friday)
- Meet the Beautiful Sudanese Model Nicknamed “Dark Queen” (Scrubby)
- Performer Ditches Blackface Beyoncé Act (Pink News)
- Cinco de Mayo is the Superbowl of Cultural Appropriation (Very Smart Brothas)
- 11 Ways That I, A White Man, Am Not Privileged (McSweeney’s)
- A Noose at the Smithsonian Brings History Back to Life (New York Times)
- Uber Board Member Resigns After Making Sexist Comment at Meeting About Sexism (CNN)
- Families of Tuskegee Syphilis Study Victims Seek Leftover Settlement Fund (New York Times)
- Privilege is Inhuman, and Appropriation is One of its Strongest Weapons (HuffPost)
- Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving’s Story Explains Why (NPR)
- People-First Language in Diabetes Care (Diabetes Care)
- Obesity Stigma: Important Considerations for Public Health (Am. Journal of Public Health)
- Intersectionality: An Understudied Framework for Addressing Weight Stigma (Am. Journal of Preventive Medicine)
- Weight Bias in Healthcare – A Guide for Healthcare Providers Working with Individuals Affected by Obesity (Obesity Action Coalition)
- On Campus, Failure is on the Syllabus (New York Times)
- Mindsets and Human Nature (APA)
- America’s Hidden HIV Epidemic (New York Times)
- Clinician’s Guide to Using Gender Identity Pronouns (Boston Children’s Hospital)
- What Does ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Actually Mean? (The Atlantic)
- Black Lives Matter: Birth of a Movement (The Guardian)
- Transformative Mental Health for African American Women (SUNY Press)
- Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges in Serving Future Students (NPR)
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 Girls and Women
- Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People
- Psychological Practice with Older Adults
- Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
- Dopesick: Dealers, Doctos, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy (2018) [Spring 2019 Common Reading Book]
- Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance (2016) [Fall 2017 Common Reading Book]
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (2017) [Summer 2017 Common Reading Book]
- They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery (2016)
- Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (2016)
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)
- We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2015)
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (2012)
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.
- Intersection: 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.
- Get Out (2017)
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)
- Loving (2016)
- 13th (2016)
- Hidden Figures (2016)
- Moonlight (2016)
- The Student Body (2016)
- Dear White People (2014)
- Selma (2014)
- 12 Years a Slave (2013)
- Lee Daniel’s The Butler (2013)
- Fruitvale Station (2013)
- Dark Girls (2011)
- Author J.K. Rowling on the Importance of Failure (Harvard Graduation Speech)
- Facebook Live Video by Dr. Brene’ Brown (See August 15th video at minute 13)