Resources

for Self-study, Personal growth, Teaching, and Training

On this page you can find resources that help and promote the growth in diversity, anti-racism, and cultural intelligence. A dynamic list of literature, webinars, courses, and more can be found below. 

This resource has been made available for informational and educational purposes. The information contained does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Walla Walla University or its employees.

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes. -idiinventory.com


Cultural Intelligence Self Assessment

We provide research-based tools, training and assessments to build Cultural Intelligence (CQ) - the ability to relate and work effectively with people from different nationalities, ethnicities, age groups, and more. -culturalq.com

All But Invisible: Exploring Identity Questions at the Intersection of Faith, Gender & Sexuality by Nate Collins

What does it mean to be gay ... and a Christian? Beginning with how the Bible describes the Church, author Nate Collins outlines a vision for community life that challenges Christians to examine obstacles that inhibit spiritual unity. This new vision calls straight and non-straight believers alike to patterns of Christian obedience that respect and honor their similarities and differences. In addition, Collins provides a theological framework for understanding how Genesis 1-2 describes both gender and sexuality. He then unpacks biblical concepts like desire, lust, and temptation, and applies them to modern constructs like sexual attraction and orientation.Collins explores the theme of identity, focusing on facets of personal identity that are central to the experience of Christian gender minorities. He looks at what Scripture says about the formation and function of Christian identity, highlighting several theological and sociological tensions. Collins writes for believers who have a traditional sexual ethic and provides a compelling vision of gospel flourishing for gay, lesbian, and other same-sex attracted individuals.


Moral Tribes: Emotion, reason and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua Greene

Our brains were designed for tribal life, for getting along with a select group of others (Us), and for fighting off everyone else (Them). But modern life has thrust the world’s tribes into a shared space, creating conflicts of interest and clashes of values, along with unprecedented opportunities. As the world shrinks, the moral lines that divide us become more salient and more puzzling. The great challenge of Moral Tribes is this: How can we get along with Them when what they want feels so wrong? Ultimately, Joshua Greene offers a surprisingly simple set of maxims for navigating the modern moral terrain, a practical road map for solving problems and living better lives. Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them will refashion your deepest beliefs about how moral thinking works and how it can work better. 


Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys: A Native American Expression of the Jesus Way by Richard Twiss

The gospel of Jesus has not always been good news for Native Americans. The history of North America is marred by atrocities committed against Native peoples. Indigenous cultures were erased in the name of Christianity. As a result, to this day few Native Americans are followers of Jesus. However, despite the far-reaching effects of colonialism, some Natives have forged culturally authentic ways to follow the way of Jesus. In his final work, Richard Twiss provides a contextualized Indigenous expression of the Christian faith among the Native communities of North America. He surveys the painful, complicated history of Christian missions among Indigenous peoples and chronicles more hopeful visions of culturally contextual Native Christian faith. For Twiss, contextualization is not merely a formula or evangelistic strategy, but rather a relational process of theological and cultural reflection within a local community. Native leaders reframe the gospel narrative in light of post-colonization, reincorporating traditional practices and rituals while critiquing and correcting the assumptions of American Christian mythologies. Twiss gives voice to the stories of Native followers of Jesus, with perspectives on theology and spirituality plus concrete models for intercultural ministry. Future generations of Native followers of Jesus, and those working cross-culturally with them, will be indebted to this work.


Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans by Ronald Takaki

A powerful and moving history of Asian Americans that spans centuries, from the acclaimed author of A Different Mirror. In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, and oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate and culture, and Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful and moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.


The Color of Compromise: The Truth about American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby

An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically (up to the present day) worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response. The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don't know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church. The Color of Compromise is not a call to shame or a platform to blame white evangelical Christians. It is a call from a place of love and desire to fight for a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. A call that challenges black and white Christians alike to standup now and begin implementing the concrete ways Tisby outlines, all for a more equitable and inclusive environment among God's people. Starting today.


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, “virtually indispensable” study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.


The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story by Aaron Bobrow-Strain

When Aida Hernandez was born in 1987 in Agua Prieta, Mexico, the nearby U.S. border was little more than a worn-down fence. Eight years later, Aida’s mother took her and her siblings to live in Douglas, Arizona. By then, the border had become one of the most heavily policed sites in America. Undocumented, Aida fought to make her way. She learned English, watched Friends, and, after having a baby at sixteen, dreamed of teaching dance and moving with her son to New York City. But life had other plans. Following a misstep that led to her deportation, Aida found herself in a Mexican city marked by violence, in a country that was not hers. To get back to the United States and reunite with her son, she embarked on a harrowing journey. The daughter of a rebel hero from the mountains of Chihuahua, Aida has a genius for survival, but returning to the United States was just the beginning of her quest. Taking us into detention centers, immigration courts, and the inner lives of Aida and other daring characters, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez reveals the human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border. With emotional force and narrative suspense, Aaron Bobrow-Strain brings us into the heart of a violently unequal America. He also shows us that the heroes of our current immigration wars are less likely to be perfect paragons of virtue than complex, flawed human beings who deserve justice and empathy all the same.


UnClobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality by Colby Martin

Churches in America are experiencing an unprecedented fracturing due to their belief and attitude toward the LGBTQ community. Armed with only six passages in the Bible, often known as the “clobber passages”, the traditional Christian position has been one that stands against the full inclusion of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. UnClobber reexamines each of those frequently quoted passages of Scripture, alternating with author Colby Martin’s own story of being fired from an evangelical megachurch when they discovered his stance on sexuality. UnClobber reexamines what the Bible says (and does not say) about homosexuality in such a way that breathes fresh life into outdated and inaccurate assumptions and interpretations.

Anti-Racism l

Learn about race and racism, how to distinguish the difference between talking about race/racism and participating in racist acts, how to use contemporary intersectional terminology through a provided glossary, and how to define systemic and institutional racism.

Culture-Driven Building Team Specialization

Master strategies and tools that will enable you to more effectively form, join, and lead teams.

    Designing and Building Institutional Anti-Racist Spaces

    Designing and Building Institutional Antiracist Spaces (D-BIAS) is a course whose mission is to teach tenets of equity, anti-racism, and cultural justice and how to apply these ideas to achieve social change. 

      Disability Inclusion in Education: Building Systems of Support

      In this course, you will explore the support that teachers need in order to meet the needs of children with severe to profound hearing, visual and intellectual disabilities. By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the impairment specific needs of learners with disabilities, and how to build systems of support for inclusive education.

      Diversity and Inclusion for HR Professionals

      Review the changing landscape of the workplace and discuss the current change drivers that make Diversity and Inclusion an important focus for your organization. You will learn strategies for creating an inclusive climate and a sense of belonging, and how bias and microaggressions can be mitigated. Finally, you will explore the business case for Diversity and Inclusion strategies and have the opportunity to develop a DEIB tailored to your organization and situation.

      Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

      Diversity is a fact. It is also paradoxical. We need to be capable of seeing and hearing differences in order to reap the benefits of diversity. But seeing and hearing differences hone our discriminating reflexes and can also lead to discrimination. If you take this MOOC, you will: 1. understand this paradox, 2. understand its dynamics, and 3. identify ways to manage it, so that you can better channel the diversity potential in the workplace for greater performance and innovation.

      Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion at Work TeachOut

      You'll learn how to identify and counteract inequity in organizations, how to build the business case for diversity and inclusion, and how managers can constructively address inequity. You'll also learn how to promote the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion at work, how to have difficult conversations, and how to manage and lead change.

      Gender Analytics: Gender Equity through Inclusive Design Specialization

      Become an Expert in Gender-Based Analysis. Apply inclusive analytic techniques and human-centered design to generate innovative products, services, processes and policies using intersectional gender-based insights.

      Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

      What is sex? What is gender? What is sexuality? What do we mean by LGBTQIA? How are these concepts related to the workplace? How have our understandings of these terms changed over time, and how have these changes impacted work and culture? To help you answer these important questions, this course will introduce you to the exciting field of gender, sexuality, and women's studies, and to LGBTQIA identities.

      Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity

      This course will empower and equip you to develop inclusive cultures where everyone feels valued and respected. You will learn how highly inclusive leaders from around the world use processes of social influence to interact effectively with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. You will deepen your understanding of the benefits of diversity. And, you will explore a wealth of perspectives and practices to help you to reap those benefits.

      Leading Diverse Teams and Organizations

      In this new course, you'll gain evidence-based knowledge and practical tools to help you design and lead diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) teams and organizations. In the course, you’ll learn to better understand yourself and your personal identity in the workplace and gain new skills to identify privilege, implicit bias, and microaggressions in your organization and to take action as an active ally and change advocate.

      Leading for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education

      This course is open to professionals interested in learning more about leadership in higher education for a changing demographic or interested in developing their own leadership skills. 

      Learn about Race, Inequality, and Social Justice

      For anyone who is eager to engage with these issues, who seeks a way to gather knowledge and apply their learnings to the advancement of our global community, and who is ready to take their next steps forward, Coursera has curated a collection of courses that cover a broad range of social justice topics.

      Queering the Schoolhouse: LGBTQ+ Inclusion for Educators

      In this course, you will learn about the history of LGBTQ+ issues in education and develop strategies for building more inclusive learning environments for students, teachers, and community members.

      Transformational Leadership for Inclusive Innovation

      Gender Analytics underpins inclusive innovation, and inclusive innovation will require organizational transformation. The missing link between insights and actions is change leadership. How can you get people to collaborate? How can you overcome resistance to change? How can you embed intersectional, gender-based insights in everything an organization does?

      Racial Equity Tools

      We offer tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large. -racialequitytools.org

      NCORE: Webinars on Demand

      NCORE has a variety of webinars available on-demand to view at your convenience. We provide many free-of-charge, and we have several available with a fee. This small fee gives NCORE the ability to continue to produce relevant and important content. Take advantage and view a session or two today and let us know what topics you'd like to see in a future webinar! - National Conference on Race and Ethnicity


      NADOHE: Webinars

      To lead higher education toward inclusive excellence through institutional transformation. - National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education

       

      Luna Jiménez Institute for Social Transformation

      Our work provides opportunities for learning with the intention of holding space for embodied healing, relational skill-building, and creating a community of practice. These are not anti-racism nor implicit bias offerings. We don't use an "equity lens." Our work is centered on transformative practices for those interested in ending oppression and deepening their lived commitment to social justice, one revolutionary relationship at a time. -ljist.com