The Rapid Response Team (RRT) on Civil Discourse was given as part of a charge from the Extension Committee on Operations and Policy (ECOP) to identify and assemble a set of resources generated from within Cooperative Extension Service that help promote civil dialogue on race relations. The RRT gratefully acknowledges the wealth of resources suggested for inclusion in this list. While this does not contain every resource that may be available nor does it address every element of the Competency Framework, these resources fit the following criteria for posting:
- Materials were relevant to the topic: civil dialogue on race relations
- Extension and/or other Land-Grant University professionals were authors or essential partners
- Materials were easily accessible in some type of online format
In addition to these resources, explorers are encouraged to visit the Partners & Networks tab for links to a vast number of non-profits and university centers/institutes with a particular emphasis on this work. Embedded within these sites is a wealth of additional information and resources.
While the resources noted below all came as suggestions from within the Land-Grant system, the RRT did not vet nor review these resources for accuracy, but rather depended on the wisdom of the submitters for the validity of the content.
If you have a resource you would like to submit for consideration that fits the criteria noted above, please visit the “Submit a Resource” tab.
Each of the resources listed below is featured in a short blog with additional information. Clicking on the links will take you to that information. Additionally, you can search by target audience or keyword.
Extension Curriculum, Guide, or Tool:
- Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming and Fair Environments
- Celebrating Our Differences
- Community Coaching for Grassroots Action
- Cultivating Community Conversations for Change
- Diversity, Difference and Conflict: Awareness and Skill-Building for Enhancing Workplace Effectiveness
- Diversity: The Source of Our Strength
- Engagement Toolbox
- Facilitator Guide for Departmental Discussions about Race
- Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI)
- Navigating Difference
- People Empowering People
- Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills
- Take a Stand
- Texans Building Character
- Thriving Communities: Working Together to Move from Poverty to Prosperity for All (Horizons)
- Turning Lemons Into Lemonade: Public Conflict Resolution
- Turning the Tide on Poverty Community Circles Guide
- We Are Different, We Are the Same: Teaching Young Children about Diversity
- Youth Development Academy
- 10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness and Inclusiveness
- Civic Engagement at a Glance
- Guide to Facilitating Dialogues
- Speak Up! Identifying and Confronting Bias and Prejudice
- The Language of Identity
- Tips for Talking about Race
- An Evaluation of the National Issues Forum Methodology for Stimulating Deliberation in Rural Kentucky
- Annotated Bibliography of Structural Racism Present in the US Food System
- Best Practices for Outreach and Engagement to Latino Audiences using Community-Based Programs
- Can the Practice of Mindfulness Reduce Unconscious Racial Bias?
- Community Issues Gatherings: A Tool For Resolving Controversy
- Cultural Sharing or Unintentional Racism?
- Journal of the Community Development Society Special Issue: Turning the Tide on Poverty
- Moving from Debate to Dialogue
- Now Is the Time
- Community Engagement Toolbox
- Community Toolbox
- Diversity and Multiculturalism Resources
- Resources and Strategies for Addressing Safety, Understanding and Inclusion
- Resources for Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom