Resources

Recommended resources are intended to support VCFA community members interested in engaging in conversation and learning related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We offer selected tools and educational materials, but but this list is by no means comprehensive. We will continue to curate and update our resources periodically.

Glossary of Terms

Language plays an important role in reflecting diversity and creating an inclusive environment. Because terminology is constantly changing, we’ve compiled a few resources to help create a shared understanding of the use of common terms.

Racial Equity Tools Glossary »

LGBTQ+ Terms & Definitions »

Disability Language Style Guide »

Policies

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Policy »

Student Bill of Rights (Title IX) »

Title IX Discrimination & Harassment Policy »

Title IX Sexual Misconduct/Sexual Assault Policy »

Read, Watch, Listen

Watch

Films

13TH (documentary film by Ava DuVernay)

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (film based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book)

SELMA (film about the marches of the Civil Rights movement)

WHEN THEY SEE US (Netflix miniseries about the Central Park Five)

TED Talks

The Danger of a Single Story, Chimamanda Adichie

Short Videos

3 Tools for Anyone Serious About Radical Diversity

Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Racism

Intersectionality 101

Listen

Podcasts

Code Switch (NPR podcast tackling race from all angles)

The Kinswomen (conversations on race, racism, and allyship between women, hosted by Hannah Pechter and Yseult Polfliet)

“Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist (Unlocking Us episode)

“Elevating Equity and Justice Read Aloud with Robert Kim” (Heinemann Podcast episode)

Industry and Me

Learn about our BIPOC empowerment series.

 

(Featured work by Antwon Key, GD ’17)

DEI Development Series

Learn about staff development at VCFA.

 

(Featured work by Jodi Adkins, GD ’17)

(Featured installation detail by Robyn Craxton-Lindquist, GD ’22)