Anti-racism Resource Library
Continuing our work as individuals.
Our individual work of self-discovery and personal improvement is never done. For members seeking more resources in anti-racist education, explore Dr. Henry’s library of curated resources below.
A note from Dr. Henry
The National Council and the Sorority Advisory Committee, under my guidance, spent the last year learning how institutional equity truly looks. We learned what it means to be anti-racist, why it is important, and why it is a foundational step in creating environments where people, of all backgrounds and identities, feel welcomed and valued. We began the process of unlearning messages about ourselves and others that we were taught, both implicitly and explicitly, by our families and communities. Many of these messages assigned greater value to some groups and a lower status to others. We read articles, watched videos, and challenged ourselves to grow beyond what was comfortable.
I strongly believe that self-awareness and self-reflection are critical components for becoming effective allies, advocates, and activists. The following resources are provided to help you on your journey of self-discovery and personal improvement. I encourage you to examine your beliefs and behaviors and to boldly identify areas that need growth. There is still more work to do to create a world where our individual uniqueness is celebrated.
As we engage together in anti-racist education, we will create an Alpha Sigma Tau where all women: find a sense of belonging, are able to thrive, and are empowered to be their authentic selves.
– Dr. Grace E. Henry
Resources for when you have…
Will You Put the Hat On?
By Bernadette Gillis, Duke University School of Medicine
By Andrew M. Ibrahim, MD, MSc/SurgeryRedesign.com
Kendi’s Main Points
By Ibram X. Kendi, PhD, DePaul University The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity
Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization
By Crossroads Ministry
Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America
By Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Defining Racism “Can We Talk?”
By Beverly Daniel Tatum, as cited from Prof. Ben Epstein, DePaul University “Racial and ethnic politics in the United States [Electronic course syllabus]“
Become a stronger ally with the National Council
In 2020, the AΣΤ National Council completed the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All learning path on LinkedIn. Join them in this step of creating a more equitable Sisterhood and world.