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Diversity Challenge

Repository of Resources and Best Practices




TED Talks



  • Faith in Black Power Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois by Kerry Pimblott, 2017, University Press of Kentucky
  • Slaves, Salt, Sex and Mr. Crenshaw: The real Story of the Old Slave House and America’s Reverse Underground R.R. by Jon Musgrave, Illinois, 2004-2005
  • Bondage in Egypt: Slavery in Southern Illinois by Darrel Dexter, 2011, Center for Regional History, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Traces In the Dust: Carbondale’s Black Heritage (1852-1964) by Melvin Leroy Green Macklin, 2001, Ingenuity Press, TX
  • White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
  • Faulty Lines by Voddie T. Baucham Jr.
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt
  • The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
  • How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery across America by Clint Smith
  • Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
  • One Drop by Yaba Blay
  • The Politics of Trauma by Staci K. Haines
  • Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee





The following movies are available through the Sinclair Library. When signing in to view a movie, if asked, all employees should click “Faculty” for full access.


LGBTQ+ Resources


Women Resources

Coding Organizations for Women in Tech

Calendar and schedule

Still in progress

Cultural Events in the Community

2021 SEASON Sunset Concerts:

These free concerts will happen each Thursday at 7 p.m. beginning July 22, running through August 26. This year, the concerts will be held at the Shryock Auditorium steps on the SIU campus and Turley Park.

For the safety and enjoyment of all, please use only single-serve containers. No glass bottles, underage drinking, no solicitation, no pets, and no smoking.

All questions for the 2021 Sunset Concert season can be directed to the Office of Student Engagement at (618) 453-5714 or

Below is a list of the dates, bands and locations:

  • July 22: Shawn Holt and the Teardrops at Turley Park
  • July 29: Rocky Athas at Shryock
  • August 5: The Cerny Brothers at Shryock
  • August 12: Steel City Jug Slammers at Turley Park
  • August 19: Josh Gilbert Band at Turley Park
  • August 26: Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hell Raisers at Shryock
  • International Festival at SIUC – April 2022???
  • Shawnee Cave Revival – Shawnee Cave Amphitheatre – July 16 & 17
  • Diversity & Inclusion Community Events:
  • Black Excellence Business Expo
    • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) August 20 – 21, 2021 via Zoom and in-person
    •           Phone: 618-967-4133


Sinclair Community College

Special thanks to Mr. Michael Carter, Chief Diversity Officer at Sinclair College for the permission to use their resources, Sonja Ingebritsen, WI, Strategic Plan Committee, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, A Love of Charity Inc., Connect360,

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Sinclair Community College