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-leaders on the SLA member Connect site.  This resource is a product of labor 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.

Science Librarianship and Social Justice
Four-part series from Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship: Foundational Concepts; Intermediate Concepts; Advanced Concepts; Capstone Concepts. As a broader awareness of, interest in, and a professional desire (and often a personal desire) for a more equitable, accessible and just world increases, some in the sciences and science librarianship struggle to incorporate these social developments into their work. This column series aims to open a dialog around equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) concepts, definitions, and examples in both library and science contexts to work toward bridging this gap. The goals of the columns will be:
To engage readers in a meaningful and intentional conversation around EDI and ask them to reflect on their own practices;
To expose readers to scaffolded social justice concepts as pertinent to serving and teaching people of diverse backgrounds;
To demonstrate the relevance of social justice concepts by providing examples of how they intersect with science librarianship.

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.

Gender Reveal
The Gender Reveal podcast explores the vast diversity of trans experiences through interviews with a wide array of trans, nonbinary and two-spirit people. Created by journalist and educator Tuck Woodstock, the show also serves as a free educational tool for anyone seeking to learn more about gender.

History is Gay 
A monthly podcast where two queer nerds use their passion for social justice, history, and storytelling to examine the overlooked and underappreciated queer ladies, gents, and gentle-enbies from the unexplored corners of history. Because history has never been as straight as you think.

Created in 2016 in order to document modern LGBTQ+ history — to get beyond transition and coming out stories, to get to know each person, their accomplishments, their failures, and how to they got to where they are today.

Hear from librarians of color speak to the fullness of their careers including successes, challenges, and achievements. How do they do it? Join us to find out more about their #LibVoices.

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.

The Making Gay History
The podcast mines Eric Marcus’s decades-old audio archive of rare interviews — conducted for his award-winning oral history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement — to create intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history.

Nancy is a critically-acclaimed podcast featuring queer stories and conversations, and hosted by two best friends, neither of whom are named Nancy. It’s a podcast about how we define ourselves, and the journey it takes to get there.
Ended recording in June 2020, but 3 season archive accessible.

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. 

From Woke to Work: The Anti-Racist Journey
Hosted by Kamala Avila-Salmon, she talks about what it means to go from a self-proclaimed ally to an effective anti-racist. Whether you’re an ally that’s ready to take action or a Black person looking for a place to direct all those ally questions, this is the podcast you’ll want to keep close at hand. There's something missing about the way that we're talking about allyship. She put pen to paper and sketched out an anti-racism journey modeled after the traditional marketing funnel of how we get consumers from unaware to adopters of our product. Over the series of this podcast, Kamala will talk about that journey; how you can go from being woke (i.e. aware of racial inequity and injustice) to actually doing the work and eradicating it.

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.

Transcripts a podcast from the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project
Tretter Transgender Oral History Project is led by trans studies scholar Myrl Beam. This phase of work seeks to document histories of trans activist movements and politics in the US, and is grounded in the belief that trans movements for justice are about more than rights: they are about survival, and about creating a new, more fabulous, more livable, and more expansive world––one not structured by racialized gender norms. The oral histories collected during this phase document the transformative power of trans movements, and the stories of trans activists who are building them.