AAUW of Virginia Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Cyndi Shanahan, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair

Disproportionate Load

Hispanics have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic in Virginia. While they make up 10 percent of the population, Hispanics account for more than one-third of confirmed cases in which the race of persons tested were reported.  See the visual breakdown.


Keynote (Idella Glenn)

Inclusion and AAUW Branches (Cyndi Shanahan) 

Unconscious (Implicit) Bias (Denise Murden)       Worksheet accompanying Slide 13

Workshop Activity: Silent Interviews (Barbara Craig)

Workshop Activity: Unearned Privilege Exercise/Privilege Walk (Idella Glenn & Marj Easterling

Workshop Activity: DIE+K New Yorker Facilitator Guide  (Terry Stefffin)        DIE +K Definitions Chart

DIE+K New Yorker Covers Used in Activity

List of Books to Enrich Your Knowledge of Diversity and  Inclusion

18 Books Every White Ally Should Read

Reading List for Racial Equity

Resources for Group Discussions Regarding the Book Waking Up White by Debby Irving Resource #1   Resource #2      Debby Irving TED Talk

Resource #3:  21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Inclusion Icebreakers and Activities

Inclusion Discussion Ideas and Tips

Links to Web Resources

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity Dictionary

Anti Racism Resources

Non-profit Learning Lab


White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture)

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide

Racial Equity Task Force releases final report, suggests 12 initiatives to promote racial equity at U.Va.

NYT Review of CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson

New Yorker Review of the new book CASTE by Isabel Wilkerson

Omar Johnson NYTimes June 14, 2020

Mapping Our Roles in Social Change Ecosystems (2020)

Race is the Child of Racism

Five Phrases Your Black Friend Wishes You’d Stop Using

Beyond Contact Without Fellowship 

Racism 101

10 Simple Ways White People Can Step Up to Fight Everyday Racism 

33 Books With Black Heroes & Characters That Every Kid Should Read

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Foster Belonging on Your Campus (or in your branch!)

The Answer to Diversity and Inclusion (in the workplace and elsewhere)


Global Health Institute for Women’s Leadership (London) “Gender & the Currect Crisis”.  It’s just an hour and so worth the watch (May 13, 2020.)

VIDEOS/DOCUMENTARIES (Click on each to learn more, or to view)

First broadcast of “Tell Me More” on PBS with Brian Stevenson (Just Mercy)

The PBS series, titled “Race: The Power of an Illusion” 
Part 1 – “The Differences Between Us” – – race as a human construct
Part 2 – “The Story We Tell”  – the history of race in America
Part 3 “The House We Live In” – race in politics , economics, and culture

Holy Post–Race In America 

Uncomfortable Conversations (Videos)

Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes