Anti-Racism/EDI Resources


Equity Quotient

A national training and organizational development firm dedicated to supporting arts and culture non profits interested in becoming more just and equitable community partners, with equity, diversity, and inclusion as outcomes of their work.
Contact: Keryl McCord
Resource Packet for LOCT Erasing Racism Workshop

Chicago Regional Organizing for Anti-Racism (CROAR)

Chicago ROAR is a regional program of Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training. The purpose of Chicago ROAR is to dismantle systemic racism and build antiracist multicultural diversity within institutions and communities implemented primarily by training institutional transformation teams.

Enrich Chicago

Enrich Chicago is a collaborative of 40 Chicagoland arts and philanthropic organizations (“the cohort”) committed to ending racism and systemic oppression in the arts sector.


artEquity offers training and consulting services to individuals and organizations on creating and sustaining a culture of equity and inclusion through the arts and culture. Training topics address structural and systemic issues of identity, power-sharing language and communication, team building, and strategies to initiate and normalize equity-based approaches in organizational and community culture.

Josephine Kearns – Transgender Inclusivity Training

With experience providing trainings to over one hundred different organizations, Josephine Kearns is a knowledgeable & approachable facilitator who helps people of all knowledge levels take their next step in understanding gender identity, and how to fully support it in the workplace. Her training experience includes businesses, nonprofits, schools, medical institutions, arts organizations, and more.

Nicole Brewer’s Conscientious Theatre Training

CTT is dedicated to equitable anti-racist representation in all areas of theatre through disrupting harmful erasure present in traditional theatre training through purposeful inclusion of marginalized groups contributions to the cannon of theatre, fusing together cultural competency, self care practices, and anti-racist theory to create an embodied experience where participants learn to utilize their sphere of power to disrupt white supremacy culture.


We See You White American Theatre

In reaction to civil unrest in our country, we—Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) theatremakers—formed a collective of multi-generational, multi-disciplinary, early career, emerging and established artists, theater managers, executives, students, administrators, dramaturges and producers, to address the scope and pervasiveness of anti-Blackness and racism in the American theater. Our response was to draft a strong testimonial letter, ‘DEAR WHITE AMERICAN THEATER’, collectively crafted by theatremakers from across the country, exposing the indignities and racism that BIPOC, and in particular Black theatremakers, face on a day-to-day basis in the theater industry.

10 Principles – Community Centric Fundraising

These 10 Principles are how we aspire to transform fundraising and philanthropy, so that they are co-grounded in racial and economic justice. We envision these principles changing and adapting over time, as we all continue to have more conversations and healthy arguments.

Assessing Organization Racism

A tool for predominately white organizations and multi-racial organizations of white people and people of color. This Assessment Tool was developed by the Dismantling Racism Project at Western States Center, drawing heavily from Dismantling Racism curriculum designed by changework.

Race Matters: Organizational Self-Assessment

This tool is part of a Race Matters toolkit. The questions use a racial lens to size up staffing and operational aspects. The assessment then offers additional tools and next steps based on how the organization scores.By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Racial Equity Impact Assessment Toolkit

A Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed action or decision. REIAs are used to minimize unanticipated adverse consequences in a variety of contexts, including the analysis of proposed policies, institutional practices, programs, plans and budgetary decisions. The REIA can be a vital tool for preventing institutional racism and for identifying new options to remedy long-standing inequities. By Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation.


Center for Conflict Resolution

A mission to work with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to manage and resolve conflict. Since 1979, CCR has accomplished this mission by offering pro bono mediation services and conflict management training to Chicago area institutions, organizations and businesses.


Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Lawyers for the Creative Arts provides free legal services to financially eligible clients in all areas of the arts—visual, music, dance, literary, digital media, arts education, and much more. We help individuals and organizations with business issues, contracts, copyrights, trademarks and many other legal areas.

Community/Affinity Spaces

Arts Administrators of Color

Arts Administrators of Color Network (AAC) is an arts service network that focuses on networking and community building through the arts. We are advocates and continue to fight for equity in the arts through collaboration, forums, and outlets that provide a voice for arts administrators and artists of color where there may not be one.

BIPOC Leadership Circle

The BIPOC Leadership Circle is designed to center, support, and address experiences of BIPOC leaders of cultural institutions.


Stagecraft Podcast: What Does Anti-Racist Theatre Look Like?

Nicole Brewer, the freelance theatermaker and anti-racist educator who’s spent years focusing on anti-racism in the theater shares insights that can help guide theater people as they work to make lasting change in an industry being called out for its systemic racism.

1619 Podcast from The New York Times

An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.


Centering the Picture: The Role of Race & Ethnicity in the U.S – Slover Linnett

In the report we center the experiences, needs, and perspectives of BIPOC Americans as we explore patterns of difference and commonality among racial/ethnic groups in this national audience and community study.


The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture

From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001

The importance of BIPOC voices and the unique challenges BIPOC content creators face

By Vu Lee from the website

Can Anybody Hear Me? How white nonprofits writing standards erase BIPOC voices and why that is definitely not OK

By Yolanda Contreras from Community Centric Fundraising

5 Data Driven ways to bridge the culture gap between staff and board

By Meenkashi Das from Community Centric Fundraising

On Matters of Race, Power, and Privilege

By Marcus Robinson, Joan Buccigrossi, Carol Brantley, and Charles Pfeffer
On Matters Of Race (

On Gender, Power, and Privilege

By Marcus Robinson, Joan Buccigrossi, Delyte Frost, and Charles Pfeffer
Gender: Power and Privilege (


Avoiding Microaggressions in Classrooms and Online – Article by Kendra Sette on

Black Lives Matter

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

Resources for Accountability and Action for Black Lives

White Nonsense Roundup

White Nonsense Roundup (WNR) was created by white people, for white people, to address our inherently racist society. We believe it is our responsibility to call out white friends, relatives, contacts, speakers, and authors who are contributing to structural racism and harming our friends of color. We are a resource for anti-racist images, links, videos, artwork, essays, and voices. These can be used by anyone for a DIY white nonsense roundup, or by the WNR team to support people of color upon their request.

Anti-Racism Resources for White People

Scaffolded Anti-Racism Resources

Philanos: Building Anti-Racism Organizations

Anti-Racism Resources

Robin DiAngelo – author of White Fragility

Anti-Racism Handout
Anti-Racist Checklist for Whites