Resources

There are many paths on the journey to become racism-free.  The following resources include consultants, educational tools, and other regional and national agencies that are doing good work.  Scroll through to learn about what is out there to help you.

Applied Research Center

Racial Justice Through Media, Research and Activism

Bob and Alecia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center

The Woodrick Diversity Learning Center embraces and promotes the celebration of human differences through its programs and activities in support of increased social justice and equity among all people.   616-234-3390 www.grcc.edu.

DiversityInc Magazine

DiversityInc is the leading publication on diversity and business, bringing education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity.

Federal Bureau of Investigation - Hate Crime Statistics

Data regarding incidents, offenses, victims, and offenders in reported crimes that were motivated in whole or in part by a bias against the victim's perceived race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Diversity Initiatives and Programs

An ally in helping businesses create a diverse workforce. A change agent shaping a community where everyone thrives. This is your Chamber. We work alongside businesses as they welcome, connect, and engage the talent they need.  www.grandrapids.org/diversity.

Headbloom Cross-Cultural Communications

Helping foreign-born professionals acclimate to the American workplace...one word....one behavior at a time     Feel like you belong!  

Macon & Partner LLC

Macon & Partner helps organizations maximize use of their Human Resources.  They provide consulting services in, Diversity & Inclusion Initiaves, Cultural competency, Affirmative Action, Mentorship Programs. Call 616-560-2764

Multiracial Association of Professionals (MAP)

A program of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. MAP creates a strong network of professionals of all races to help welcome people and celebrate racial diversity within the community.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Ensures the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

Prosperity Coalition

The Prosperity Coalition consists of a diverse group of people and interested businesses, organizations, and others who are genuinely interested in the wellbeing of Michigan.  Visit prosperitycoalition.org for more information

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Fighting Hate • Teaching Tolerance • Seeking Justice

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. 

Student Press Law Center

The Student Press Law Center is an advocate for student free-press rights and provides information, advice and legal assistance at no charge to students and the educators who work with them.

Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children.

understandingprejudice.org

A web site for students, teachers, and others interested in the causes and consequences of prejudice.

Welcoming Diversity: An Inventory for Congregations

A sub-committee of the Religion Sector of the GRACE Summit on Racism in 2008 created an inventory to aid congregations seeking to embrace and welcome the diversity of its community.