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DEI Resource Guide

Compiled by Impact100 Philadelphia’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
updated March 2021

The following resource guide introduces the terminology and language related to diversity, equity, and inclusion work; the history and importance of anti-racism work; and action steps that Impact100 members can take to support a more just and equitable society. This guide will be updated periodically. An asterisk (*) denotes resources that the published may have behind a paywall. If you are interested in any articles below, but are unable to read them, please feel free to contact us at info@impact100philly.org.

WHAT IS MEANT BY DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION?

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WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF RACISM AND HOW DOES IT OPERATE IN OUR SOCIETY?

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WHY IS DEI WORK IMPORTANT PARTICULARLY FOR IMPACT100?

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HOW CAN I BE AN ANTI-RACIST?

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ANTI-ASIAN HATE RESOURCES

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For those interested in further information on the history of Asian American identity in the United States and the racial justice issues underlying these current events, we recommend the PBS docuseries Asian Americans.

DONATE
Donate to trusted AAPI organizations working to rectify the racial inequalities in our society. Visit: 

REPORT
Stop AAPI Hate has reported 3,795 anti-Asian attacks since Feb. 28, 2021. Their website makes it simple to use your voice and report a hate incident. Visit: Stop AAPI Hate

LISTEN
Self Evident is a podcast that challenges the narratives of Asian Americans by telling their stories. Visit: Self Evident podcast

READ

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong is a highly-acclaimed collection of essays that uses Hong’s own story as the daughter of Korean immigrants to examine racialized consciousness in America. Visit: Cathy Park Hong’s website.

OTHER RESOURCES

  • Unlearn ideas like the “model minority” myth, recognizing that the Asian-American identity is not a monolith.
  • Understand the history of anti-Asian discrimination in the United States.
  • Engage in discussion. Talk to a friend or family member about anti-Asian discrimination and how it is a shared issue that we must confront. 
  • Read articles about how this tragedy is impacting our Asian-American communities here in Philadelphia. 
  • Make plans to attend screenings at the 2021 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (coming in November) to educate yourself about perspectives and stories from the Asian American community.