Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resource Library

As we prepare to celebrate the American ideals of freedom, individuality, and liberty this Independence Day weekend, I invite our community members to reflect upon what each of us can do to uphold these lofty ideals in our modern context.

To support this reflection, below is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resource library. I encourage anyone who is seeking to learn more and make a difference to engage with these resources. The materials currently housed in the resource library come from our partners at the Free Library of Philadelphia, The New Teacher Project (TNTP), and the Mercy Volunteers. Community members are encouraged to recommend additional resources through a form on our school website. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online resource library is one step in what will be an ongoing commitment moving forward.

The links represent different viewpoints in the discussion of what's happening right now. As educators, we believe its important to understand various viewpoints on important discussions going on in our world. It is our hope that some of the information provided here will contribute to informing your personal viewpoints.

- Hugh Quigley
Principal of Ss. Neumann Goretti High School

Resources from The Free Library of Philadelphia

Library of links, blog posts, and book recommendations on the topic.

Resources from The Free Library of Philadelphia

Library of links, blog posts, and book recommendations on the topic.

Articles

Article: After the Flag Comes Down

There’s growing momentum to take down Confederate flags, but our work to denounce systemic racism cannot stop at symbolic markers.

Article: Avoiding Racial

Students experiencing racism can’t wait for schools to move at their own pace and comfort level.

Article: Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and Racism

Consideration of racism is grounded in fundamental scriptural beliefs: equal dignity of all people, created in God’s image; and Christ’s redemption of all. The Catechism of the Catholic Church spells this out…

Article: Pope Francis - No Tolerance for Racism

Pope Francis spoke at the General Audience about the protests in the United States following the killing of George Floyd, saying we cannot claim to defend the sacredness of every human life while turning a blind eye to racism and exclusion.

Article: Teaching Your Child About Black History

By kindergarten, most children have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They are taught that he, like Mahatma Gandhi, was an advocate for peace and equality. However, consider going beyond Dr. King. For example, teach your child about Rosa Parks…

Tools

Anti-Racism Five Week Challenge

Small actions of watching, listening, learning, acting and praying suggested by The Mercy Volunteer Corps.

Resources

Archbishop Perez Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Archbishop Pérez issued the following response to all the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia regarding the death of George Floyd

Catechism of the Catholic Church: Social Justice

Vatican’s writing regarding the Catechism of the Catholic Church – specifically on Social Justice.

Children's Books for Anti-bias Education Topics

Llist of children’s picture books as companions to each of the chapters in the new Anti-bias Education book. Topic including Culture & Language, Racial Identity, Economic Class, and many others.

Freedom's Stories

Teaching African American literature and stories.

NAACP Criminal Justice Fact Sheet

The criminal justice system is heavily impacted by the bias of police mentality, as well as outdated judicial precedents.  It is largely driven by racial disparities, which directly obstruct and deconstruct our minority communities…

Project READY: Learning about Allies & Antiracism

After working through this module you will be able to define the term “ally” and describe the characteristics of allyship. You should also be able to distinguish between non-racist and anti-racist, and describe ways to engage in anti-racist work.

USCCB on Catholic Social Teaching

“Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith…”

USCCB Pastoral Letter on Racism

Racism is an evil which endures in our society and in our Church. Despite apparent advances and even significant changes in the last two decades, the reality of racism remains…

Museums & Projects

Talking About Race

Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.

African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans.

Equal Justice Institution

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery

The Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery provides a unique historical perspective into the reality of slavery for Africans brought to America. It is the only museum of its kind in Philadelphia that exhibits authentic slavery artifacts.

Project: Chronicling Resistance

Amplifying 300+ years of resistance in the archives, preserving records of today’s acts of resistance.

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