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This guide is to be used in conjunction with viewing the webinar series and includes a webinar summary, pre- and post-webinar questions, an activity and resources for each webinar in the series. Primarily designed for public health students and professionals, this guide can be used by anyone interested in having meaningful discussions about racism and racial equity.

Recordings and Slides for all webinars can be accessed through the Community Action Academy.

Webinar #1

Racism: The Ultimate Underlying Condition

Understanding Allostatic Load

  1. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Hypertension Prevalence: Reconsidering the Role of Chronic Stress (AJPH)
  2. Health Disparities and Stress (APA)

Anti-Racism Resources for Organization

  1. Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture (Equity in the Center)
  2. Organizational Race Equity Toolkit (JustLead Washington)
  3. Taking Back the Work: A Cooperative Inquiry into the Work of Leaders of Color in Movement-Building Organizations (Research Center for Leadership in Action)
  4. Moving Past The Silence: A Tool For Negotiating Reflective Conversations About Race (Effective Communities)
  5. Implicit Association Test (Project Implicit)

Webinar #2

A Path to Reproductive Justice: Research, Practice and Policies

  1. The Birth Equity Agenda: A Blueprint for Reproductive Health and Wellbeing (NBEC)
  2. Raising Our Voices for  Maternal Health (Moms Rising)
  3. A Guide for Advocating for Respectful Maternity Care (Health Policy Project)
  4. New York City Standards for Respectful Care at Birth (NYC Health)
  5. Congressional Black Maternal Health Caucus
  6. Black Mamas Matter Toolkit

Webinar #3

Reborn Not Reformed: Re-Imagining Policing for the Public’s Health

  1. The Ryse Center’s Listening Campaign
  2. Radical Inqiury – Liberatory Praxis for Research and Evaluation (New Directions for Evaluation)
  3. Systemic Racism & Policing Issue Brief (The Network for Public Health Law)
  4. Mapping Police Violence
  5. Campaign Zero
  6. Addressing Law Enforcement Violence as a Public Health Issue (APHA)
  7. Public Health is a Strategy for Abolition: Fighting for Health and Safe Communities (Critical Resistance)
  8. Police Use of Force Project

Webinar #4

Racial Healing: For Ourselves, Our Communities and Our Future

  1. Congresswomen Are Banding Together Seeking Racial Healing (Zora)
  2. Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation: Creating Public Sentiment (National Civic League)
  3. What we can learn from how a doctor’s race can affect Black newborns’ survival (Science News)
  4. Segregation in the United States (
  5. Inhabiting Change: Roles for Philanthropy in Reducing and Redressing Housing Segregation (The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University)
  6. Pervasive Inequality in the Health Care System Sustains Discrimination and Poor Health Outcomes (National Health Law Program)
  7. Stamped from the Beginning (Ibram X. Kendi)
  8. 2020 Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers: Opening Plenary Session with Dr. Christopher (AAC&U)
  9. UH Manoa initiative underway to advance truth, racial healing and transformation (University of Hawai’i News)
  10. Critical Race Theory, Race Equity, and Public Health: Toward Antiracism Praxis (AJPH)

Webinar #5

Housing is a Human Right

  1. The Racial Origins of Zoning in American Cities (Urban Planning and the African American Community: In the Shadows)
  2. Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America (Digital Scholarship Lab)
  3. The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes (National Low Income Housing Coalition)

Housing and Homelessness as a Public Health Issue

  1. The State of Latino Housing, Transportation, and Green Space: A Research Review (Salud America!)
  2. Housing and Health: An Overview of the Literature (Health Affairs)
  3. The COVID-19 Eviction Crisis (National Low Income Housing Coalition)
  4. Racism, Homelessness, and COVID-19 Fact Sheet (National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty)
  5. Strategies for Increasing Affordable Housing Amid the COVID-19 Economic Crisis (The Brookings Institution)
  6. The Framework for an Equitable COVID-19 Homelessness Response
  7. Housing Justice Platform (APHA)

Webinar #6

Mobilizing Public Health to Achieve Environmental Justice


  1. Achieving Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: The Way Forward (APHA)
  2. Health Equity Considerations and Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups (CDC)
  3. Creating the Healthiest Nation: Environmental Justice for All (APHA)
  4. From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement (Luke W. Cole and Sheila R. Foster)
  5. Let’s Talk About Scientific Racism, Colonialism, and Imperialism (CEEJH Lab)
  6. Leaking Talent: How People of Color are Pushed Out of Environmental Organizations (Green 2.0)
  7. Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice (Julie Sze)
  8. Racial Disparities in Access to Community Water Supply Service in Wake County, North Carolina (AJPH)
  9. Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America, and What We Can Do About It (Mindy Thompson Fullilove
  10. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Michelle Alexander)
  11. The Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative
  12. The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities (Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright)
  13. Toxic Wastes and Race (Commission for Racial Justice, United Church of Christ)
  14. Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty (Justice & Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ)
  15. We Could Have Saved Thousands of Lives (CEEJH Lab)