Learning Opportunities & Resources

Resource Collections

Academia and Education

AMA and AAMC's Advancing Health Equity: Guide to Language Narratives and Concepts

American Psychological Association (APA) Race and Ethnicity Bias-Free Style Guide

Do Colleges Need a Chief Diversity Officer?

Guidance for Male Mentors to Support the Safety and Success of Female Mentees

Mental Health of Underserved Students

Multi-Institutional Study of Women and Underrepresented Minority Faculty Members in Academic Pharmacy

The Racial and Ethnic Representation of Faculty in US Pharmacy Schools and Colleges

Students of Color Are Not OK. Here’s How Colleges Can Support Them

The Time Tax Put On Scientists of Colour

Trends in Research and Graduate Affairs in Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy, Part 3: Underrepresented Minorities

Updated Guidance on the Reporting of Race and Ethnicity in Medical and Science Journals

Why I Stay — The Other Side of Underrepresentation in Academia


Dismantling Barriers for Faculty with Disabilities
Dr. Stephanie Cawthon's article presents six ways to dismantle barriers for faculty with disabilities.  Her suggestions include recognizing that ableism exists on campus and leading with intention.  The article also includes a downloadable infographic.

Six ways to dismantle barriers for disabled faculty

Recommended Accessibility Checkers

Recommended Screen Readers

  • NVDA
  • Balabolka
  • VoiceOver
  • Kurzweil
  • JAWS

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines
The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines are a tool used in the implementation of Universal Design for Learning, a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

Anti-Racism and Other Resources

Addressing Racial Privilege: A Mental Model for White Anti-Racists

Anti-Racism Resources for White People

Atlantic Articles by Dr. Kendi

Blackness in Brown Spaces

Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehsi Coates

The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture

The Emotional Impact of Watching White People Wake up to Racism in Real-Time by Natalie Morris

How the Civil Rights Movement Opened the Door to Immigrants of Color

NAACP Resources on Coronavirus

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The New York Times‘ 1619 Project and Podcast

Resources for Engaging in Anti-Racism Work

Stop Asking People Of Color To Explain Racism–Pick Up One Of These Books Instead

We are Living in a Racist Pandemic

Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Resources

75 Ways Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are Speaking Out for Black Lives

Anti-Asian Violence Resources
This resource collection includes news, training, allyship information, incident reporting, and mental health services.

Asian Americans Reflect on Racism During the Pandemic and the Need for Equality

Detox Local - AAPI Addiction and Mental Health Resources

Fight the Virus. Fight the Bias.
The Fight the Virus, Fight the Bias site from Love Has No Labels has a variety of resources surrounding the pandemic and the Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities.  Resources include statistics, a glossary, action steps, and support campaigns.

South Asians in the US Must Support #BlackLivesMatter, but First Undo Your Own Anti-Blackness

Calendar of Observances from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

ADL Calendar of Observances
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is a global leader in exposing extremism and delivering anti-bias education, and is a leading organization in training law enforcement.

Criminalization and Law Enforcement

Decriminalizing Blackness: A Syllabus from the History Department of the University of North Texas
This is a syllabus prepared by UNT’s History Department. It contains several recommendations. Additionally, the department identifies several Black bookstores where these resources can be found – an effective way of demonstrating the value of supporting Black community members through economics.

If You See Something, Do Something Instead of Calling the Cops

The Relationship Between Structural Racism and Black-White Disparities in Fatal Police Shootings at the State Level

The State of Black Immigrants, Part II: Black Immigrants in the Mass Criminalization System
Black immigrants are one of the fastest growing demographics in the United States. Nonetheless, this group remains a novelty in the broader immigration discourse. This report aims to elevate the conditions facing Black immigrants in the United States, drawing particular attention to their experience in the criminal law and immigration systems. This report argues that like African-Americans, Black immigrants experience disparate, often negative, outcomes within various social and economic structures in the U.S., including the country’s mass criminalization and immigration enforcement regimes.

Domestic Violence

The Hays-Caldwell Women's Center has developed a domestic violence toolkit, dating violence toolkit, and sexual assault awareness toolkit with activities for community members of all ages. 

Domestic Violence Toolkit

Dating Violence Toolkit

Sexual Assault Awareness Toolkit

Healthcare and Medicine

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education - Systemic Racism and the Pharmacists' Role, Volume 84, Issue 11, 2020

Anti-Racism in Medicine Collection within MedEdPORTAL
The Association of American Medical Colleges website has provided resource readings that speak to structural racism and oppression in healthcare, while underscoring actionable knowledge. You’ll find their explanation contained in this blurb from the website: “The new Anti-racism in Medicine Collection within MedEdPORTAL provides educators with practice-based, peer-reviewed resources to teach anti-racist knowledge and clinical skills, elevates the educational scholarship of anti-racist curricula, and aims to convene a community of collaborators dedicated to the elimination of racism within medical education.”

Beyond a Moment — Reckoning with Our History and Embracing Antiracism in Medicine

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion That Matter

Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit Resources
Please note that guest trainer Dr. Vicki Sapp of Geisinger Medical School has three of her professional identity formation cultural humility curriculums peered reviewed, accepted and published with the AAMC for medical professionals. These resources are meant to aid diverse academic medicine professionals in their career development.

Majority Taxes — Toward Antiracist Allyship in Medicine

National Pharmacy Organizations Unite to Take a Stand Against Racial Injustice

Race Correction in Medicine: A Fight Brewing in America's Hospitals

Racism and Associated Health Impacts - National Academy of Medicine

Recommendations from the 2020 Macy Foundation Conference
Addressing Harmful Bias and Eliminating Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments

Report from the 2020 Macy Foundation Conference
Addressing Harmful Bias and Eliminating Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments

Syllabus: A History of Anti-Black Racism in Medicine

By Antoine S. Johnson, Elise A. Mitchell, Ayah Nuriddin

The ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is revealing longstanding American health and healthcare disparities yet to be addressed. While some have described COVID as a “great equalizer,” policing, public health, medical care, and public funds are revealing otherwise. COVID-19’s impact on Black people in general and poor and working-class Black people in particular, has elucidated this country’s long disparate treatment of Black people and centuries-long neglect of Black health concerns. We hope this syllabus offers insight into those historical legacies, while simultaneously paving way for equitable health for all underrepresented populations.

Although the focus of this syllabus is the history of anti-Blackness in American medicine, we are aware that many of the texts are not from historians of medicine. Those scholars’ insights, however, are invaluable to our dissertation research and theoretical approaches. The selection of texts here also reveals the gaps that remain between the histories of medicine and science and Black studies. Though this syllabus is certainly not exhaustive, it lays important groundwork for bridging this gap and illustrating that questions of race and racism should be central to studying the histories of medicine and science. We hope that this syllabus serves not as an endpoint–but as a beginning.

The Weathering Hypothesis and the Health of African-American Women and Infants: Evidence and Speculations

White House Proclamation on Black Maternal Health Week, 2021

Why Cultural Safety Rather than Cultural Competency is Required to Achieve Health Equity

Intersectionality Between Black Lives Matter Movement and Honoring Pride Month

7 Black LGBTQ Leaders in Honor of Juneteenth and Pride Month

8 Inspiring Queer Black Icons You Should Know About

Andrea Jenkins, the First Black Trans Woman in the U.S. to Hold Public Office, On How to Stop Violence Against Trans Women

Bayard Rustin: The Man Who Organized The March On Washington

Five Trailblazers You Should Know: Pride Edition

Honoring Black LGBTQ Icons

LGBTQIA Resources


Online Therapy Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

Pronouns 101

Talking About Pronouns in the Workplace

 Trans Student Educational Resources

Self-Care and Trauma

Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma

Family-Care, Community-Care and Self-Care Toolkit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma

Live Another Day - Addiction, Recovery, and Mental Health Support

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling with this Very Painful Week

Surviving & Resisting Hate: A Toolkit for People of Color

This Is What Racial Trauma Does To The Body And Brain

Statues and Memorials

The politics surrounding and undergirding statues and memorials and societal responses to them was much in the news when this annotated Reading List was being prepared, associated in large part with Black Lives Matter and public statuary of people associated with slavery.

Clearly the issues raised have wider remit too, as old orders give way to new and what was once, at least by those in positions of political authority, seen as worthy of public recognition and memorialization comes under attack, sometimes literally attack.

Remaking Memory: On Statues and Memorials

Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy

The University of Texas at Austin and College of Pharmacy Discussions and Resources

Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS) Letter of Support
Education and Visitor Services Coordinator for UT Austin’s Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS) Kendyll Gross writes a letter of support to the UT Pharmacy community for an upcoming collaboration developed by Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion Skyller Walkes, “Interrogating Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality through Art in Decolonial Art Spaces for Future Pharmacists.”

The Assault of 2 Pandemics – COVID & Racism: Grappling with Hurt, Rage, & Healing by Skyller Walkes, Ph.D.

The Coalition of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officers Resources on Equity and Anti-Racism

Managing in the Age of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, by VP for Diversity and Community Engagement Leonard M. Moore, Ph.D.

UT Austin Racial Geography Tour, Conducted by Vice Provost for Diversity Ted Gordon, Ph.D.

UT President Jay Hartzell’s Message Announcing a Series of Initiatives to Encourage a More Diverse and Welcoming Campus

Virtual Learning

College of Pharmacy DEAI Virtual Learning Page

Workplace Resources on Supporting Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Faculty and Staff

Dear White People: Here Are 5 Uncomfortable Truths Black Colleagues Need You To Know by Dana Brownlee

We Can’t Breathe at Work, Either: John Henryism and the Health Impact of Racism by Dr. Richard Reddick

Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay – Chances are They’re Not

Additional Resources for Exploration and Education

Books to read

An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz

America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America by Jim Wallis

The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther by Jeffrey Haas

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race edited by Jesmyn Ward

Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? By Mumia Abu-Jamal

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Llayla Saad

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Kahn-Cullors and Asha Bandele

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

White Trash: The 400 Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Iscenberg

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

A Young People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

Film and television to watch

13th (Netflix)

American Son (Netflix)

The Hate U Give (Hulu)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)

The Innocence Files (Netflix)

Just Mercy (Free across multiple streaming platforms during the month of June)

The Kalief Browder Story (Netflix)

When They See Us (Netflix)

Who Killed Malcolm X? (Netflix)

Local and Regional Organizations

TADOHE - Texas Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
The Texas Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education is a chapter of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education and is aimed at leading higher education toward inclusive excellence through institutional change as well as supporting our membership of professionals through support and community.

Podcasts to listen to

1619 by the New York Times

About Race


Intersectionality Matters!

Pod Save the People

Affinity University Resource Groups (URGs) for Faculty, and Staff

Access the link below for all of the University of Texas at Austin URG webpages:

University Resource Groups (URGs) provide an organized voice on campus for diverse communities within The University of Texas at Austin. The URGs not only provide a way to communicate the needs of these diverse groups to the campus community, but also celebrate the voices, identities, experiences, and talents of the groups. The URGs also provide leadership training and other professional development, community service opportunities, and celebrations such as an annual potluck for all faculty and staff.

The Asian/Asian American Faculty and Staff Association (AAAFSA)

The mission of AAAFSA is to support, celebrate, and empower Asian and Asian American faculty and staff by fostering a community that provides opportunities for networking, communication, and growth — both personal and professional.

The Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA)

BFSA is dedicated to visible commitment and inclusion of Black faculty, staff and students. Our mission is to advocate progress through the promotion of professional development, mentoring, networking, wellness, scholarships, and cultural programs.

The Hispanic Faculty Staff Association (HFSA)

HFSA provides opportunities for social and cultural interaction among Hispanic/Latino as well as other interested professionals. We encourage communication, support networking, and serve as a voice for cultural and educational issues.

The Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association (PEFSA)

PEFSA advances the university’s educational mission by cultivating a safe and inclusive environment that values, celebrates, and affirms the sexual and gender diversity of faculty and staff members.