Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources
Please review our resources on MLK Day, nonviolent action, the 2020 elections and more.
The vision and work of Martin Luther King Jr. is more relevant today than ever. We compiled a list of events and resources, designed to promote education, reflection and action inspired by a nonviolent commitment to nurture communities based on justice and equality for all! We will continue to honor MLK’s legacy next month with a series of events to mark Black History Month.
Martin Luther King Jr.
- Day of Racial Healing
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Showing Up for Racial Justice
- The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute
- Short films about MLK and the civil rights movement in his time
- Nobel Prize Museum Exhibit “A Right to Freedom”
- AmeriCorps Find a Volunteer Opportunity
Nonviolent Action Resources
- Teaching in the Age of Misinformation
- Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center
- The Political Classroom
- What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?
- White Men Rejecting Violence and Hate
- Parents for Peace
Elections 2020: Moving Forward Together
The polarization of political discourse, coupled with the toll of COVID-19, has elevated people’s anxiety and stress levels concerning the past 2020 elections. As an academic institution and Augustinian community, we cannot accept a world divided into “us” and “them” or winners versus losers. Regardless of who becomes the next US President, Merrimack will continue to work tirelessly and intentionally to bridge the divides among us through dialogue and education.
The resources presented here are designed to help students, faculty and staff reflect on their own emotions and thoughts concerning the 2020 election. We believe that we can all benefit from learning how to engage in difficult conversations without losing our sense of community.
Resources for faculty wishing to address the elections in the classroom
The Pedagogy of Facilitating Difficult Conversations
- Election 2020: Teaching in Unpredictable Times (Registration required)
- The Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP) 2020 Election Guide
- Guidelines for Discussing Difficult or High-Stakes Topics
Avoiding Postelection Student Unrest
- This article includes many good ideas for classroom activities
General Resources for Students, Staff and Faculty
- What Next?: How to Move Forward Together After a Divisive Election
- The Final Election-at-Work Survival Guide: How to Make Non-Political Small Talk
- Don’t Let Election Passions Roil Your Workplace
- Difficult Conversations: How To Talk Politics Around The Dinner Table This Holiday
- Post-Election National Student Forum (Nov. 7) — registration required
McQuade Library has a number of resources covering a wide range of topics of interest to members of the LGBTQ community and their allies.