Racial Justice Resources

How-to Take Action for Racial Justice

Understanding - Whiteness Anti-Racism & Allyship

Understanding -  Racial Trauma

Understanding - Police Brutality & the Defund the Police Movement

Engaging in Critical Conversations

Training & Toolkits



Resources to Support Marginalized Students, Colleagues, Friends, and Communities

University Statements

Resources from MSU Inclusion (6/19)

Education and development resources for faculty and staff:

  1. Understanding Implicit Bias Certification program, a series of three courses allows participants to experience thoroughly examined implicit bias and begin the work of interrupting their own biases as well as those embedded within systems at MSU.
  2. Standalone workshops, customized trainings, dialogue opportunities, and campus diversity and inclusion education partners available through MSU’s Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.
  3. MSU ElevateU: Online DEI Learning Module Offerings

Education and development resources for students:

  1. The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center offers a number of educational and development opportunities for our Spartans, including Understanding Pronouns, Understanding Trans and Nonbinary Identities, Quest I: Introduction to LGBTQA+ Identities, and Quest II: Deepening LGBTQA+ Understanding.
  2. Multi-Racial Unity Living Experience and Intercultural Aide Program and DEI Intercultural Aide Peer Educators host DEI roundtable discussions across all five neighborhoods on various DEI topics each week.
  3. The Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions supports individual students in their navigation of cross-cultural encounters and in their own understanding, exploration, and development of cultural identity.

DEI engagement opportunities for all:

  1. The Womxn of Color Initiatives (WOCI) is an effort to organize events for womxn of color and their allies on MSU’s campus and in the greater Lansing community. The initiative’s speaker series brings nationally recognized academic, creative and/or political womxn of color speakers to the MSU campus each semester.
  2. The Annual Womxn of Color Community Conference for faculty and staff.
  3. Annual Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power (GWSPP) Conference occurs each November.
  4. The Annual Queer Conversations Symposium is a half-day symposium inviting conversations and collaboration on queer issues and research that highlights the queer work students ae doing across disciplines and departments.
  5. Asian Pacific America Studies Initiatives hosts various speakers/workshops that highlight various Asian Pacific Islander Desi American scholar-activists and activists.
  6. Muslim Studies Program supports teaching and research about Muslims around the globe from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  7. The Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel hosts the annual Rabin/Brill Lecture each February.