Racial Equity & Social justice resources

This page was developed as a part of a larger effort to support school social worker leadership in addressing issues of racial equity and social justice.  Our SSWAA model calls for school social workers to address education rights and advocacy as a critical component of the work that we do.  School social workers are ethically called to address structural inequalities that impact a students’ educational trajectories and advocating for policy changes at all levels. School social workers play an important role in addressing issues of racial equity, inclusion, and social and economic justice in our schools. Particularly at a time when there is a national call for addressing racial inequalities and be actively anti-racist in our work and personal lives, we hope that these resources can support this work for school social workers nationally and internationally.

videos & podcasts
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    Courageous Conversations About Race by Glen Singleton

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    Greg Curran's Social Justice in Education: Pushing the Edge

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    The Danger of a Single Story (TED) by Chimamanda

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    TEDx Talks: The Cure for Racism - Dr. Napolean Wells

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    Intergenerational Trauma Lecture

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    Cultural Humility

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    TEDx Talks: Why we must confront hard historical truths - Hasan Kwame Jeffries

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curriculum
  • Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, Second Edition, Routledge, 2007 - Spheres of Influence

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  • Speak Up At School: How to Respond to Everday Prejudice, Bias and Stereotypes

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  • Reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring  "The 1619 Project" into your classroom

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  • Raising Little Allies-To-Be by Wander and Wonder Studio

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  • Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline: An Educator's Action Planning Guide

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  • Mapping Social Identity Timeline Activity

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Books
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    Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

    By Ruth King

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    The Inner Work of Racial Justice

    By Rhonda Magee

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    How to Be an Antiracist

    By Ibram X. Kendi

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    Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

    By Layla Saad

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    What if?

    By Steven L. Robbins

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    So You Want to Talk About Race

    By Ijeoma Oluo

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    My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

    By Resmaa Menakem

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    It's Not About Grit: Trauma, Inequity, and the Power of Transformative Teaching

    By Steven Goodman

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    For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

    By Christopher Emdin

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    20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good

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    My Own Words

    By Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    With Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams

articles
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    A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Immigrant Students and Families in Schools

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    Advocating for Latinx Children's Rights and Supporting Their Healing from Trauma: School Social Workers as Nepantleras

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    Supporting LGBTQ Students During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Tipsheet for School Social Workers

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    On a Cure for Racism

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    "Take Your School Reform to White Kids So They Don't Grow Up to Kill Black People"

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    Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice

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    What do Disruptive Behaviors Indicate

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    The issues surrounding Native American Education

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    What is Race?

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    Selected Resources on Race and Equity

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    In a Virtual Classroom, How Do You Care for Kids Threatened by Gun Violence?

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    Jande Addams, Ida B. Wells, and Racial Injustice In America

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Contact

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Our Mission

The School Social Work Association of America empowers school social workers and promotes the profession to enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students nationally and globally.

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