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Step Up Toolkit


Step Up: Virtual Toolkit

The resources below are offered following LSC's inaugural event in the Step Up series:
Understanding and Implementing Racial Equity
Friday, April 28th at Lynnwood Convention Center

Links are sourced from event speakers and from Sno-Isle Library professionals.
Additional resources are added as received.



Sno-Isle Libraries resource page:

This page, which includes recommended reading and online resources, was created by Sno-Isle Libraries Info Services.


Morning keynote – Understanding Our Implicit Bias: Who, Me? Yes, You

Morning keynote with Dr. Caprice Hollins. Introduced by Solynn McCurdy, Premera Blue Cross.

Afternoon keynote – How Big Is Your Brave?

Afternoon keynote with Lael, Colleen, Abigail Echohawk. Introduced by Governor Jay Inslee

Afternoon breakout session: Combating Islamophobia

Aneelah Afzali, Muslim Association of Puget Sound 



from Dr. Caprice Hollins, Cultures Connecting

Resources we have developed or modified for culturally relevant anti-bias work in schools and other organizations. They are free for you to download and copy. Please give credit to Cultures Connecting.

DOWNLOAD (PDF): Value of Diversity

Workshops: http://culturesconnecting.com/register/

Reading:  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:  Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race

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Media literacy 

From Linda Kennedy, LK Media

DOWNLOAD (PDF): Core Concepts & Key Questions

LINK TO YOU TUBE VIDEO: We all need media citizenship. 



SEAT Institute

DOWNLOAD (PDF): Social Justice + Technology

Every person deserves to have their personal decisions regarding technology respected. Our focus is on social justice education around technology. Come have a SEAT at the table. Click here to subscribe.


Combating Islamophobia

Courtesy of Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director, MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network)

DOWNLOAD (PDF): Combating Islamophobia


TED talks

Link to TED Talk: How I'm Fighting Bias In Algorithms


MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem.

Link to TED Talk: Color Blind or Color Brave?


The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it.

Link to TED Talk: How Students of Color Confront Impostor Syndrome


Impostor Syndrome As a black woman from a tough part of the Bronx who grew up to attain all the markers of academic prestige, Dena Simmons knows that for students of color, success in school sometimes comes at the cost of living authentically.