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The University of the Incarnate Word aims to educate men and women through awareness, experience, opportunities, discussion, discernment and reflection, who will become concerned and enlightened citizens within the global community.

Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Racial Bias Resources

The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability (ECCLS), in collaboration with Mission and Ministry, Student Life and several other student support services on the UIW campus, is committed to building a positive, supportive, inclusive and collaborative environment. We strive to provide opportunities and experiences for our student body and campus community that are focused on equity, dignity, truth, faith and education. We have gathered various resources that we believe can further enhance and support efforts toward inclusive excellence and foster a more welcoming and supportive campus climate.

This page will be updated regularly with resources to support the personal, academic, professional and spiritual growth of the campus community and provide learning opportunities to broaden our mind and spirit.

Racism Is a Public Health Crisis, Say Cities and Counties (PEW)
Being Black is bad for your health. And pervasive racism is the cause.

Racism and Health (American Public Health Association) 
Racism structures opportunity and assigns value based on how a person looks. The result: conditions that unfairly advantage some and unfairly disadvantage others. Racism hurts the health of our nation by preventing some people from attaining their highest level of health.

Breaking the Silence: Time to Talk About Race and Racism (Academic Medicine) 
The authors argue that before any curriculum on race and racism can be developed for health professions students, and before faculty members can begin facilitating conversations about race and racism, faculty must receive proper training through intense and introspective faculty development.

Remembering Freddie Gray: Medical Education for Social Justice (Academic Medicine) 
The authors propose that medical school curricula should address such concerns through an explicit pedagogical orientation. Antiracist pedagogy and the concept of structural competency—to construct a curriculum oriented toward appropriate care for patients who are victimized by extremely challenging social and economic disadvantages and who present with health concerns that arise from these disadvantages.

Justice in June (JusticeinJune.org)
This resource was compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace's oversight for the purpose of providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies. Choose how much time you have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community. 

Social Justice Standards (Teaching Tolerance) 
The Social Justice Standards are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable.