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JEDI Resources

The resources included on this page were collected from personal recommendations from our members. We are not the authors of these pieces and recognize that this list is non-extensive and rather a small collection of the team’s favorite readings, videos, movies, and etc. around Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism.

JEDI & The Outdoors 101

  • The Nature Gap Report by Center for American Progress & Hispanic Access Foundation

  • Definition of terms (from the Avarna Group)

    • Justice: Dismantling barriers to resources and opportunities in society so that all individuals & communities can live a full & dignified life. These barriers are essentially the “isms” in society: racism, classism, sexism, etc.

    • Equity: Allocating resources to ensure everyone has access to the same resources & opportunities. Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers—the ‘isms’—exist. Equity is the approach & equality is the outcome.

    • Diversity: The differences between us based on which we experience systemic advantages or encounter systemic barriers to opportunities.

    • Inclusion: Fostering a sense of belonging by centering, valuing, & amplifying the voices, perspectives & styles of those who experience more barriers based on their identities.

Books to Read

  • Black Faces, White Spaces - Dr. Carolyn Finney 

  • The Adventure Gap - Edward James Mills

  • The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin 

  • Notes of a Native Son - James Baldwin


Things to Watch

Additional Resources

Explore Unconscious and Explicit Bias

  • Harvard’s Project Implicit - Check out your implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics.

  • What is Bias? - Once we know and accept we have bias, we can begin to recognize our own patterns of thinking. With awareness and a conscious effort, we have the power to change how we think and to challenge the negative or harmful biases within ourselves.

  • Being Anti-Racist - To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being anti-racist in all aspects of our lives.

  • How to Fight Racial Bias, According to a Stanford Psychologist - Neither our evolutionary path nor our present culture dooms us to be held hostage by these biases.


General Racial and Health Equity Resources

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