Equity & Inclusion Resources

As ACPA directs its energy toward addressing Racial Justice in Higher Education, CPAK mirrors that commitment with a focus on Colleges and Universities in the Commonwealth. We share the goal of providing opportunities for professional and personal growth rooted in racial decolonization and acknowledging racial justice as the core of the work we do daily. The Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization (SIRJD) helps us center that work. Below are a variety of resources for student affairs professionals related to the SIRJD.

Toolkits & Other Resources:

Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power, and Privilege
Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
University of Southern California
November 5, 2020
The 7 Principles of Universal Design
National Disability Authority

Publications & Documents:

The Manager’s Guide to Inclusive Leadership:
Small Habits That Make a Big Impact
(Mis)Understanding Students: Approaches to Affirming Student Identities
Alexa Wesley Chamberlain & Elise Newkirk-Kotfila
April 20, 2022
Creating Inclusivity While Providing Accommodations:
A Practical Guide to Champion Individuals with (Dis)abilities on Campus

Sarah E. Schoper & Amy E. French
November 5, 2021


Shifting Language from Multicultural Competence to Consciousness
Shannon Dean Scott
November 2021
There’s Been a Rise in Anti-Asian Attacks. Here’s How to be an Ally to the Community
David Oliver
March 17, 2021
What is a Microaggression? 14 Things People Think are Fine to Say at Work — But are Actually Racist, Sexist, or Offensive
Marguerite WArd & Rachel Premack
March 1, 2021
What Does Juneteenth Mean to Me?
Angela Hoffman-Cooper
June 22, 2020
10 Documentaries To Watch About Race Instead Of Asking A Person Of Colour To Explain Things For You
Ben Clay
June 3, 2020
Ableism 101
Ashley Eisenmenger
December 12, 2019
Allyship (& Accomplice): The What, Why, and How
Michelle MiJung Kim
November 20, 2019
4 Types of Microaggressions People With Disabilities Are Tired of Hearing
Erin Migdol
October 24, 2019
11 Terms You Should Know to Better Understand Structural Racism
July 11, 2016
What is an Invisible Disability?
Date Unknown
Navigating Whiteness in EDI Work
Jo Teut
Date Unknown

ACPA SIRJD Resources:

A Bold Vision Forward: A Framework for the SIRJD
SIRJD Guiding Document
Facebook Live Discussing the Process of Centering Love in SIRJD 
Craig Elliott and Dr. Tanya O. Williams
July 19, 2019
Facebook Live Discussing the Implementation of SIRJD 
Craig Elliott, Dr. Danielle Sims Brooks, and Dr. Brian Bourke
May 17, 2019
Facebook Live with the authors of A Bold Vision Forward: A Framework for the SIRJD 
February 12, 2019
Facebook Live with ACPA Leaders sharing content from the Writer’s Retreat focused on the SIRJD
September 17, 2018
Facebook Live Discussing the SIRJD
Stephen Quate & Craig Elliot
July 2, 2018
Facebook Live Presentation & Discussion with Stephen Quaye and Cindi Love
Stephen Quaye and Cindi Love
October 31, 2017

Videos & Recordings:

Minding the Gap: The Distance Between Compositional Diversity and Institutional Transformation
Dr. Dafina-Lazarus Stewart
Higher Education’s Urgenty Imperative to Become Antiracist in Practice, Policy, Mission, and Outcomes
Tim Wise
Supporting Black Professionals in Higher Education During a Racial Pandemic of Anti-Blackness
Karen Stills & A. Pierre Sherrill II
ACPA-ASHE Presidential Symposium on Racial Justice in Higher Education 
recorded 22 January 2018

Pod Casts:

ACUI: Table Talks
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Team through the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) podcast about current events, struggles, and best practices in developing campus community and supporting all of our students in an inclusive environment.
Teaching Hard History
What we don’t know about American history hurts us all. This podcast series begins with the long legacy of slavery and reaches through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the civil rights movement into the present day. Brought to you by Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) and hosted by Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries and Dr. Bethany Jay, Teaching Hard History brings us the lessons we should have learned in school through the voices of scholars and educators.
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
This podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Build on your racial justice lens and get inspired to drive action by learning from organizational leaders and community activists.