eXtension Resources

Each of the resources included within this tool has been curated by the eXtension Organizing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Many were submitted by members like you. These resources fit the following criteria for posting:

  • Materials were relevant to the DEI topic, as well as informative and useful to DEI programs.
  • Materials were easily accessible in some type of online format

If you have a resource you would like to submit for inclusion in this listing, please complete the Suggest a Resource form to initiate a review.

Resources are listed using “cards” with a title and short description. Click on a resource name at the top of a card to see the full description of the resource. Each of the featured resources is further described using characteristics of interest to program developers.  Use these characteristics to locate resources of particular interest and filter the lists using the options available in the side bar.

Agribusiness Small Farm Diversity

Equality for all opportunities for small farmers

Collective Impact Resources

The Collective Impact Forum has created a curated central pool of resources so that what’s experienced and learned by one initiative can be...

Communicating Cross-Culturally: What Teachers Should Know

A publication curated by Pratt-Johnson. This article looks at the need for teachers to be culturally responsive and competent as schools and classrooms...

Defining Civility

A document and definition curated by the Institute for Civility in Government

Defining Cultural Competency and the Health Industry

A resource curated by Shatomi Luster-Edward outlining the research of cultural compentency in relation to the health industry.

Defining DEI

What is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? Diversity is the presence of difference that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic...

Defining Implicit Bias

A resource curated by the Kirwan Institute understanding the characteristics of Implicit Bias.

Defining Microaggression / Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send

A document curated by UCLA’s Diversity’s Faculty and Development. Adapted from Sue, Derald Wing, Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation,...

Defining Social Justice / Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Synthesizing the social justice discourse in educational leadership, Furman and Gruenewald (2004) offer three shared meanings of social justice embedded in various ways...

DEI Awareness Checklist

A resource/checklist curated by Shatomi Luster-Edward with eXtension outlining the importance of DEI awareness. ☐ Gender Awareness ☐ Geographical Location ☐ Race ☐...

Developmental Disabilities Training Series

Who should take this program? This program is designed for Cooperative Extension professionals and volunteers, youth development professionals, and individuals in a wide variety of...

Dismantaling Racism: White Supremacy Culture

Manifestations of ​White Supremacy Culture This piece on white supremacy culture is written by Tema Okun and builds on the work of many...

Do Your Assumptions Affect How You Treat People?

A video produced by Soul Pancake

Equity Assessment Worksheet

This assessment gives participants the opportunity to gather evidence, engage in dialog and evaluate practices and procedures to determine a baseline for work...

Everyday Racism – Algebra or Pre-Algebra?

Narrator:   Tony is an African American student about to begin high school. He wants to be the first in his family to attend...

eXtension’s Civil Dialogue web site

A resource curated by the ECOP Rapid Response team for Civil Discourse on Race Relations. The site documents the April 2017 report and...

Foundation Individual Rights in Education

Curated by the fire.org (Foundation Individual Rights in Education). These resources outline ones rights to their freedom of speech in relation to civility....

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable | Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi isn’t afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. “Your...

How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them.

Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner,...

Increasing Cultural Awareness & Equity in Extension Programs

To access the course: 1. Go to https://campus.extension.org/ 2. The login pane is on the left hand side of the screen. Enter existing login credentials or choose...

Institutional Interventions to Prevent Implicit Bias from Undermining Organizational Diversity

A resource curated by the Kirwan Insitute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

It All Starts within Video/ Shareably

An inspirational speech by Muniba Mazari.

Leadership for Social Justice: Preparing 21st Century School Leaders for a New Social Order

Research curated by: Gaetane Jean-Marie, University of Oklahoma Anthony H. Normore, California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Jeffrey S. Brooks University of Missouri

Like Minded

LikeMinded is a crowdfunding tool that amplifies nonprofit efforts and encourages communities to come together and support public good projects.

Mapping Tools

Mapping tools to assist in understanding currently served and under-served areas. Zee Maps Mapme

Maryland 4-H Issue Forum

Maryland 4-H hosts Issue Forums to intentionally focus on addressing areas of social injustice within communities, the country, and the world. The purpose...

Microaggressions and Social Work Practice, Education, and Research

An editorial article by Michael S. Spencer, School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA To cite this article: Michael...

Organizational Culture and Climate

Understanding the impact of organizational culture and the climate that it creates for leaders, employees, and public servants.

Our Role and Responsibility Towards Social Justice

People of color have been historically marginalized and stripped of equitable access to education throughout this country—which is a form of social injustice....

Programs: Helping Standing Rock Youth Succeed

Sue Isbell delivers 4-H and youth development programming in Sioux County, North Dakota, which serves members of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The...

Programs: Iowa 4-H: From Inclusion to Belonging

One-in-five school age (K-12) youth in Iowa is of color, and 4-H membership should mirror this trend. Thus, in 2014, Iowa State University...

Programs: Texas 4-H Mission Possible Camp

Mission Possible is a co-educational, inclusive program that provides a residential summer camp experience for youth of differing abilities, bringing youth together to...

Programs: Together We Can

Unidos Se Puede, formerly Juntos, is a culturally-appropriate prevention program being delivered to 300 Latino immigrant families in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Designed to increase...

Project Implicit

Curated by Harvard University: Whichever IAT you do, we will ask you (optionally) to report your attitudes toward or beliefs about these topics,...

Racial Equity Impact Assessment

Curated by Race Forward: A Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely...

Racial Microaggressions: Comments That Sting | The New York Times

Across college campuses and social media, younger generations have started to challenge those fleeting comments that seem innocent but leave uneasy feelings behind....

Racial Taboo: The Edenton Experience

A small number of people can have  a big positive impact on a community and each other. See how residents of one traditionally...

Social justice — is it still relevant in the 21st century? | Charles L. Robbins | TEDxSBU

Pervasive injustice has society at a turning point. Every individual has a choice to make – you can either stand with me and...

Storytelling for Cultural Competence

This guided journaling experience encourages self-knowledge (an important part of cultural competence), cultivates empathy and connection, and provides a space to practice the...

Study Shows How Children View Race Bias

A CNN produced interview by Anderson Cooper highlights a project that reveals how children view racial beliefs, attitudes and preferences.

Subconscious Racial Bias in Children

A CNN produced interview by Anderson Cooper details a 7th grader whose answers to similar scenarios differ depending on the race of the...

Things to consider when including the 1st Amendment

Understanding the importance of Freedom of Speech in consideration with Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX. Education and Title VI (6) [prohibits...

Tool for Organizational Self-Assessment Related to Racial Equity

Curated by the Coalition of Communities of Color and All Hands Raised, this tool is for Organizational Self-Assessment Related to Racial Equity.

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change,...

Understanding Collective Impact

Since the 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review article introduced the concept, collective impact has been widely adopted as an effective form of cross-sector...

What Can I Do About Bias

The Kirwan Institute worked with MTV to create a seven-day race and gender bias cleanse. It provides daily tasks that will help you...