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DEI Resource List







Culture Coach

Kari Heistead

DEI metrics/dashboard, consultation, training, needs assessment, resources, and group facilitation

Carole Copeland Thomas

Carole Copeland Thomas

Organizational consultation and training


Phyllis Barajas

Focus on Latina population; offers consultation and training

Diversity @ Workplace

Su Joun

Consulting; training, group facilitation and resources

Joe Gerstandt

Joe Gerstandt

Training, facilitation, assessment/consulting, keynote (see extensive list of resources on website)

Allison Manswell

Allison Manswell

Author of “Listen In” available for consulting, coaching, speaking

EHW Consulting

Ed Hurley-Wales

Strategic level consultation; facilitated group dialogue and training. Certified in unconscious bias training.

Ibis Consulting Group

Shilpa Pherwani

Needs assessment, consultation, training, and e-learning

Inspiration Zone, LLC

Juliette Mayers

Consulting, training, keynote speaker

Robert Principe

Robert Principe

General consultation (not available for paid work) re: allyship, communication and training

Kim Dukes

Kim Dukes

Diversity recruitment training

Leading Women

Erin Defoyd

Leadership program for Multicultural Employees, as well as a Mentoring & Reverse Mentoring Program

Paula Parnagian

Paula Parnagian

General consultation/advice

Karen R. Young Consulting

Karen Young

Training and Coaching

YW Boston

Beth Chandler

Focus on elimination of racism, empowering women. Training, advocacy, DEI resources

Fletcher Consulting Marguerite Fletcher Diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence Fletcher Legal Consulting: Law practice and diversity consulting
Cochran Hadden Royston Associates Gwen Cochran Organizational Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Cultural Competency Training, Generational Management Training & Change Management
Abudi Consulting Group Gina Abudi Strategic planning, project planning, socializing for buy-in and support, project kick-off, training implementation, post-implementation & measuring success through business impact and ROI
Wagner Law Group David Gabor DEI planning, outreach and training
CareerAgility Julia Geisman Online inclusion and equity assessment; inclusive communication; DEI implementation strategies; workplace systems evaluation; inclusive remote meetings; career transitions; executive coaching
Creative Training Resources Melissa Christenson Unconscious Bias & Sexual Harassment Prevention
Racial Equity Institute DEI Training 
Colette Phillips Communications, Inc. Colette Phillips DEI Strategy & Transformation Expert 



For more information about resources NEHRA has to offer in other areas of DEI (gender equity, disability, etc.), click  here, or contact Tracy Burns at

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Anti-Racist Starter Kit:
Stamped from the Beginning - Ibram X Kendi
A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn ( There is a "young people's" version for elementary and middle school readers )
White Fragility - Robin Diangelo
So, You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - Austin Channing Brown 
Me and White Supremacy - Layla F Saad
Stamped - Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
Waking Up White – Deb Irving

Anti-Racist Intermediate Kit:
The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America - Anders Walker
The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander 
The Condemnation of Blackness - Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Dying of Whiteness - Jonathan Metzl
A Different Mirror - Ronald Takaki
How to be an AntiRacist - Ibram X Kendi
How the South Won the Civil War - Heather Cox Richardson

Anti-Racist Topic Specifics:
Evicted - Matthew Desmond
Nobody - Marc Lamont Hill
Lies My Teacher Told Me - James W Loewen
Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria - Berver Doniel Tatum, PhD
The Color of Law - Richard Rothstein 
Blackballed - Darryl Pinkney 
Lies My Teacher Told Me - James W. Loewen 

Anti-Racist Literature/Biographies/Non-Fiction/Novels/Personal Narratives: 
The Warmth of Other Sons - Isabel Wilkerson
The Fire Next time - James Baldwin 
Malcolm X - Alex Haley
Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates 
Killing Rage Ending Racism - Bell Hooks
Becoming - Michelle Obama
An American By Marriage - Tayari Jones
A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota – Sun Yung Shin
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother - James McBride
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption - Bryan Stevenson
The Myth of Race - Robert Sussman
Belonging – Howard Ross
Listen In – Alison Manswell
Talking to Strangers – Malcom Gladwell

Anti-Racist Literature - Black Feminism: 
How we Get Free - Keeanga-Yamhtta Taylor
Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins
Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism - Bell Hooks
Bad Feminist - Roxane Gay
Eloquent Rage - Brittney Cooper 
In Search of Our Mothers Gardens - Alice Walker
Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde
Women Race & Class - Angela Y Davis
Assata: An Autobiography - Assata Shakur
To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe - Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande

Anti-Racist Literature - Black LGBTQ+: 
Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
Zami - Audre Lorde 
Real Life - Brandon Taylor 
Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements - Charlene A Carruthers 
No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies - E. Patrick Johnson
Since I Laid My Burden Down - Brontez Purnell 
The Other Side of Paradise - Staceyann Chin
No Ashes in the Fire - Darnell L. Moore
The Summer We Got Free - Mia McKenzie
Black Like Me - John Howard Griffin
Rising Out of Hatred - Eli Saslow
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity - C. Riley Snorton

When they See Us -
13th -
The Look: A Story about Bias in America -
Proctor & Gamble: The Talk -
Silent Beats -
Anti-Racism Resources for White People -
Save the Tears: White Women’s Guide -
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack -


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