Resources in Social Justice

Social Justice Resources 

This is a collective effort to provide resources from, Information Professionals inn various area of Social Justice, so add to this by contacting DICE co-conveners on the SLA member Connect site.  This resource is a product of labour by many folks, we thank them for their effort and we have attempted to cite or list creators of these resources.  These resources lead you to works that are created by even more folks that have added to our understanding of these issues and the actions behind them.

Please use and add to these bibliographies, resource kits, LibGuides, directories, and more; all focused on LIS and social justice!






Resources in Social Justice
Resources compiled, created, or shared by various people known to our community.

Antiracism and America project 
A series of articles created by Antiracist Research & Policy Center and The Guardian. 

Anti-Racist Action's resource guide
The Duke Law Coalition for Anti-Racist Action's resource guide, which includes articles, podcasts, social media accounts, and more.

Anti-Racism Resource Guide
Created by UC Berkeley SPH
This resource was developed as a container for SPH students, faculty, and staff to share local and national racial justice resources.
The resource intends to center the fundamental role that racism plays in the production of health inequities and share resources for anti-racism public health praxis. This resource was developed as a container for SPH students, faculty, and staff to share local and national racial justice resources.

We Here's Jen Brown, compiled list constitutes a living document of links to organizations, readings, and more you can use to better advocate for and support queer & trans BIPOC.

#blacklivesmatter library, teaching, activism, and community resource list
Compiled and published by Que(e)ry, 2016-to Present.  Includes Syllabi/Curricula/Reading Lists, #BlackLivesMatter Libguides, Children’s/Young Adult Booklists, Library, Archival, Museum, and Online Collections, Activism and Advocacy Organizations, 
Police Violence, Arrests, Protests, etc.: Rights, Safety, and Documenting, Government, Civic, & Business Resources, and more.

Black Trans Lives Matter - Actions for Solidarity
This resource document was a collaborative effort between people who stand in solidarity with Black trans women and wanted to make a difference, and some of the foremost Black trans leaders in community and culture. It is a breathing document, so we welcome your suggestions on additions or amendments.  This document was created with the oversight of Janet Mock, Raquel Willis, Nala Toussaint, and support from David Johns. Labor provided in solidarity by Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein, and Phillip Picardi.

Civil and Human Rights Law Portal - Global
Created by LLMC, a nonprofit consortium of law libraries, launched the RIGHTS! portal sponsored by the Vincent C. Immel Law Library at Saint Louis University School of Law.
Grave threats to civil rights and rule of law inspired LLMC to develop its RIGHTS! web portal. The goal is to provide a centralized hub where someone can start their research in order to protect their rights or the rights of others. The RIGHTS! portal is an open access service, so anyone anywhere in the world will have access at no charge. The RIGHTS! portal is a response to the injustices facing people of color and other marginalized parties and will be a valuable resource.

Civil Rights Legal Materials & News
Thomson Reuters (free of charge) legal and news resources.

Guidelines on Transgender Issues in the Workplace
Created by Sam Schwartz-Fenwick and Ben Conley of Seyfarth Shaw LLP for Bloomberg Law.
Following the June 2020, the Supreme Court ruling that Title VII's anti-discrimination protections prohibit employers from terminating an individual based on their LGBT status.  This article highlights proactive policies addressing transgender issues that employers can incorporate in their workplaces to help increase diversity and inclusion while avoiding violations of relevant nondiscrimination laws that provide protections for transgender employees and applicants. 

A source for anti-harassment trainings.  Hollaback! is on a mission to end harassment — in all its forms. We work together to understand the problem, ignite public conversations, and develop innovative strategies that result in safe and welcoming environments for all. We believe that we all deserve to be who we are, wherever we are.

Jane Elliot
Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors.
Commitment To Combat Racism
  and The Blue Eyes & Brown Eyes Exercise are some of the resources she uses.

Libraries Respond: Black Lives Matter
ALA created resource.  Many people are feeling helpless, but there are many ways we can center the voices and experiences of Black library workers, the Black community, support the broader Black Lives Matter movement, fight against police violence, and help the cause of racial justice.

Practical Things You Can Do to Fight Racism in the UK
A list of resources by the magazine AnOther, of organization to suggestions on issues to Write to your MP, Donate and sign petitions, books to read, podcasts to listen to, and more.

Race, Oppression, and Social Change Resource Guide
The Duke Law Library Race, Oppression, and Social Change Resource Guide.   This guide highlights resources on race, oppression, and social change that are available digitally in the library collection. It is a living document and will be updated as the library identifies and acquires additional materials.

Racial Equity in the Justice System
Central clearinghouse of American Bar Association-related information and resources for attorneys, the legal profession and the public on a wealth of issues addressing bias, racism and prejudice in the justice system and society.

Research, Reading, and Resources for the Anti-Racist: Ask Catalyst Express
Catalyst, a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women, compiled resources that can help you lead and connect across differences through these turbulent times.

Resources for Anti-racist Work
Compiled by Progressive Librarians Guild. The list includes statements from individual Black colleagues and LIS organizations. The list also includes resources for anti-racist work and focus on protesters' demands for the defunding and reform of police forces and prison abolition.

Resources for Race, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion
Created by We Need Diverse Books, compiled resources from members of the community on Race, Equity Anti-Racism, and Inclusion.  Categories of information include: Organizations, Book Recommendations, Black-owned bookstores from many of the US States and some cities across the globe, and additional articles or publication reading resources.

Resources to Counter White Nationalism in Libraries
Compiled by members of Library Workers Against Racism (LWAR).  Including  websites, digital security, articles, periodicals, podcasts, & books.

Scaffolding Anti-Racism Resources

Created by Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, and Bailie Gregory (Princeton Theological Seminary)

Resource Map-Land Acknowledgements
The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs (LMDA) have developed a resource list on land acknowledgements. LMDA was founded in 1985, which upholds equity, diversity and inclusion as their foundational values.
Also see SLA DICE Topic box for more resources on Land Acknowledgements.

Talking About Race
The National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.
Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.

Trans Inclusion for Libraries Resources
Resources are maintained and posted by Stephen Krueger (
trans_inclusion_for_libraries - this zotero listing of published posts, journal articles, conference papers, etc.
Presenters on Trans topics in Libraries.  This is a list of people who can give presentations, lead trainings, consult, or otherwise provide information on how libraries can be more inclusive of people of all gender identities. For specifics about content, format, and cost, contact people individually.

Understanding Race, Equity & Inclusion
The librarians at the Richland Library (South Carolina) curated a selection of resources about Race, Equity and Inclusion to help prompt honest conversations. Richland Library was awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Lost Voices
Scout Bostley & Darius Simpson at CUPSI 2015
Stream & Download the audio of this poem for free:
The two poets speak for the other in an exchange of perspectives for two separate marginalized groups. Scout Bostley shares Darius Simpson's experience as a young black man and Simpson shares Bostley’s experience as a young woman. This exchange touches on privilege, female reproductive rights, equality of gender, and racial equality.

1619 Podcast fromThe New York Times - 
An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.  Hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery. 

Code Switch - From NPR
Conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. Explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.

CounterSpin from FAIR
CounterSpin is FAIR’s weekly radio show, produced and hosted by Janine Jackson. It’s heard on more than 135 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada. CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what corporate media might have missed in their own coverage. CounterSpin highlights censored stories and exposes biased and inaccurate coverage, while examining the power of corporate influence and sexism, racism and homophobia in the news.

Intersectionality Matters! 
Hosted by a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory. A production of the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is an innovative think tank that connects academics, activists and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality.

Native American Calling
A live call-in program, engaging noted guests and listeners in a thought-provoking national conversation from a Native perspective. Hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta).

Pod Save the People
DeRay Mckesson (is an educator, author, civil rights activist and one of the leading voices in the Black Lives Matter movement) explores news, culture, social justice, and politics.  They offer a unique take on the news, with a special focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color.  The experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders who come on the show go deep on social, political, and cultural issues. 

Reveal - from the Center for Investigative Reporting
The Center for Investigative Reporting engages and empowers the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling that sparks action, improves lives and protects our democracy.  Reveal – the website, public radio program, podcast and social media platform – is where we publish our multiplatform work.

Seeing White from Scene on Radio - a 14 part series
Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into the questions of the notion of “whiteness”, what it means, and what is whiteness for?   Along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017. The series editor is Loretta Williams.