External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resources
Local Resources: Bellevue, Eastside, and Seattle
- Check it out: Learn about the City of Bellevue’s Diversity Advantage Initiative and the Bellevue Centers Communities of Color Initiative.
- Visit: The Northwest African American Museum is back open!
- Visit: Eastside Heritage Center – 11660 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005
- Participate in the Living History Project.
- Visit: Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience – 719 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104
- Visit: Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center – 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
- Visit: Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture – 4300 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
- Visit: Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture — The first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the Sea Mar Museum celebrates the rich history of Chicano/as and Latino/as in Washington state.
For Children and Students
- Read: A Kids Book About A collection of kid’s books designed to start a conversation about life’s most important stuff.
- Listen: List of eBooks for Talking to Kids about Race and Racism — King County Library System
- Play: We-You Things App — An interactive book and happy app designed to encourage kids (ages 3-7) to appreciate differences.
- Tune in: National Museum of the American Indian, Student Webinars: Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future: Hear from young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere working towards equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples. Topics vary each month.
- Read: Our World Is a Family: Our Community Can Change the World by Miry Whitehill — A picture book filled with child-friendly messages about hospitality, compassion, refugees, and immigration.
- Read: Bird House by Blanca Gómez — This book tells the sweet story of a little girl and her abuela who save an injured bird. Read the book to find out what happens after the bird is released!
- Read: The Last Cuentista by local eastside author, Donna Barba Higuera — This middle-grade novel won the Newbery and Pura Belpré Awards. It’s about a 12-year-old who becomes the sole keeper of stories from earth.
Other resources and recommendations:
- Unlocking Us with Brene Brown
- Asian Enough (L.A.Times)
- Gender Reveal
- In Black America (NPR)
- All My Relations
- Disability Visibility
- Latino USA
- Take Out with Lisa Ling (HBO Max)
- Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea (Netflix)
- Disclosure (Netflix)
- Deaf U (Netflix)
- Things People With Disabilities Wish You Knew (4:57)
- Crash Course Black American History (YouTube series)
- What Being Hispanic and LatinX Means in the United States (11:50)
- Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (Netflix)
- Explained – Racial Wealth Gap (Netflix)
- Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang
- How The Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith
Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change by Angela Garbes
Ain’t Burned All The Bright by Jason Reynolds
- My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi
- Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
- Demystifying Disability: What To Know, What To Say, and How To Be an Ally by Emily Ladau
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio