Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resources

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.” ~ Angela Davis

View additional resources compiled by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to help further the education of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion orientation video 

Recording of the June 4, 2020 Virtual Vigil for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many others is available online. Our work continues. 

Please reach out to the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to schedule a workshop or training for your area. 


Anti-Racist Educational Resources


“The first step to doing so is letting go of the false idea we live in a post-racial society. While it may benefit you to not see color, it only harms me. I want you to see my color. Because along with my melanated skin comes the reality of my unique struggles, the resilient stories of my ancestors and the strength of my community...” - LaShyra “Lash” Nolen


Films and Shows

Films and shows that dive into racism, past and present:

  • 13th by Ava DuVernay, available on Netflix and free on YouTube
  • American Son by Kenny Leon, available on Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler, available on Amazon Prime
  • If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins, available on Hulu
  • Just Mercy by Destin Daniel Cretton, available on Amazon Prime
  • Selma by Ava DuVernay, available on Amazon Prime
  • The Hate U Give by George Tillman Jr., available on Hulu
  • When They See Us by Ava DuVernay, available on Netflix


Subscribe and listen to these podcasts that dive into important conversations around racial equity and justice:

  • Rising from the Margins by Pacific University Student Counseling Center
  • 1619 by the New York Times
  • About Race 
  • Code Switch by NPR
  • The Diversity Gap
  • Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
  • Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
  • Pod For The Cause from the leadership conference on civil & human rights
  • Pod Save the People



Counseling and Mental Health Resources

We encourage all those who may need support to reach out to counseling centers and mental health professionals. Students may reach out to the Student Counseling Center if they are interested in having a counselor support them through processing the range of emotions, trauma, and grief that may be arising during this time. The Student Counseling Center can help refer students to mental health professionals and providers focused on culturally specific approaches to mental health.

Please visit the Student Counseling Center website for more info.


If you have additional resources you'd be made available, please email them to Jennifer Teeter at teeterj@pacificu.edu.