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Equity and Justice Resources

We believe there is no climate or environmental progress without social justice. These resources are intended for personal and professional growth. 

Equity and Justice Glossary

The EarthLab core team has developed a Glossary of Shared Terminology and Definitions to do this work from a shared place of understanding. This is a living document that will be updated regularly.

EarthLab Equity & Justice Book Club

EarthLab hosts a quarterly book club to develop shared values and language through discussions and shared readings and experiences. The EarthLab Equity & Justice book club meetings are open to all EarthLab and EarthLab member organization faculty, postdocs and staff, but we invite everyone to read along with us. Here are the books we have read so far.

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Heartland: A Memoir of Being Broke and Working Hard in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger by Soraya Chemaly

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 

As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Mississippi Solo by Eddy Harris

UW Trainings and Resources

EarthLab requires all employees to take the following trainings offered by UW:

–Implicit bias 

–Record keeping in the hiring process

Learn more about the UW Race Equity Initiative and UW Anti-Racism Resources