Diversity and inclusion resources available, conference planned

In September 2019, the University of Notre Dame held the Diversity and Inclusion Conference, a day for the Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, and Holy Cross College campuses to come together for a day of learning, conversation, and community-building. Interest in the conference was overwhelming and registration was at capacity a week before the event took place. The next conference was planned for this fall, but due to the pandemic, the conveners of the conference are planning a spring 2021 event. 

"As we and our nation are facing the trauma and challenges of systemic and individual racism, we are planning our next steps and events to further education and dialogue and work toward justice and peace," conference organizers shared in an email last week to 2019 conference attendees.

While the conference is months away, conference organizers offer selected resources for education, reflection, and action. (See below. )


Catholic Church

The Council of Churches

Episcopal Church

The Bahai

 Reformed Judaism

Jewish Social Justice Resources

South Bend community 

The Kroc Center

Center for the Homeless

South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center

St Margaret’s House

Organizations that support communities

Community tools list 


The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine

”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh

“Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?” | Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020)

Teaching Race: Pedagogy and Practice | Thurber, Harbin, and Bandy


"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Pt 1 | Emmanuel Acho

The Danger of a Single Story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


How To Be An Antiracist | Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness | Michelle Alexander

So You Want to Talk About Race | Ijeoma Oluo


Originally published by NDWorks at ndworks.nd.edu on June 19, 2020.