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Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Supporting recent statements by our college dean and university president, the CALS Office for Diversity and Inclusion has compiled a list of resources for our community to inspire and facilitate honest, thoughtful dialogue around diversity and inclusion and to address the painful challenges we are facing as a nation. 

Community Resources

Cornell Caring Community: Find Cornell contacts for support with emotional, physical, social, financial and intellectual issues — including crisis resources.

Cornell Faculty & Staff Assistance ProgramConnect by email at fsap [at] cornell.edu or by calling (607) 255-2673.

Access ENI Confidential Counseling Services for Cornell faculty, staff and family members by calling 1-800-327-2255.

Colleague Network Groups: The university sponsors Colleague Network Groups as a way for traditionally underrepresented minorities and their allies to find support, both at Cornell and beyond. Current groups include:

  • Men of Color Colleague Network Group
  • Women of Color Colleague Network Group
  • LGBTQ Colleague Network Group
  • Disability Colleague Network Group
  • Veterans Colleague Network Group
  • Understanding implicit bias: Resources for faculty shared by the Cornell University Graduate School. 
  • Office of Faculty Development and Diversity: Resources, training and support for deans, department chairs and individual faculty members to foster faculty development and diversity.
  • Faculty Institute for Diversity: This two-day workshop offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary peer-group of faculty to transform a course through the lens of diversity and inclusion. Visit their website to register for upcoming trainings. 

Further Reading

Resource Guides

Books

  • "How to Be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi
  • "What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion and Diversity Dialog" by Steve L. Robbins
  • "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do" by Claude M Steele
  • "Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People" by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
  • "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
  • "So You Want To Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo
  • "Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor" by Layla Saad
  • "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism" by Robin Deangelo
  • "Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race" by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
  • "The Other Wes Moore: one name, two fates (resources included within)" by Wes Moore
  • "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson

Podcasts

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