Social Justice Resources

Overhead photo with "END RACISM NOW" painted on a street

Language

The language of diversity is an organic one that is constantly evolving, requires awareness and understanding, and serves as a vehicle for promoting cohesion and partnership.  Alternately, it can be a tool for creating and maintaining divisions across differences that, in turn, create confusion, and inflame controversy and hostility. Words and their multiple uses and meanings, including the emotional reactions that accompany them, reflect the tremendous diversity that characterizes our community and society. Having a common language for talking about and across differences is essential to the well-being of every individual and our collective humanity. To that end, in the spirit Bellarmine's mission and vision, please click here to see how we define diversity, equity and inclusion. For other terminology related to these three fundamental concepts, we offer the following published glossaries. 

Literature

Collective works included but not limited to various journals, (non-opinion) articles, anthologies, compilations, published text, novels or other peer-reviewed literary subject matter. These resources encompass areas of allyship, social justice, racial justice, historical archives, and DEI initiatives. The audience may find the works to reflect research, book genres, and other methodological points of view.

Opinion Editorials

These pieces are from a variety of periodicals relating to the subjective point of view of the author. Sources may include online journals, magazines, newspapers, or other similar sources. The views expressed are individual to the writer and may contain subject matter surrounding social justice, racial justice, allyship, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and personal circumstances relating to these areas.

Black History Month

Click here for an extensive compilation of resources to explore for Black History Month includes historical content on significant individuals such as Frederick Douglass, Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, and Malcolm X, as well as speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Cornell West, and Toni Morrison. Additional resources include topics with the broader themes of Black Feminism, Black Music, Black Film Scripts and Racist Cartoons. It is a resource rich in history, works of literature, and comprehensive issues around systemic racism.

Additional Resources

The following resources were curated to provide support related to wellness, self-care, and healing for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), people of varying abilities, people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community, and more. Furthermore, this section provides resources on allyship, racial trauma response, social justice, and more, with connections to local and national community organizations.

Do you have a resource to add to this page? Reach out to the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at dmitchell2@bellarmine.edu.