Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion resources for the solar and storage industries

Background Info from Presentation:

  1. Levels of Racism Infographic
  2. Institutional & Systemic Racism definitions
  3. Redlining Image and Information
  4. National Census Median Income by Race
  5. Colorado Census Median Income by Race
  6. Solar Diversity Statistics
  7. Labor Unions and Discrimination article
  8. Rosa Parks “In Her Own Words” Exhibit
  9. Claudette Colvin & Timeline of Bus Boycotts
  10. Fred Hampton and Black Panther Party article
  11. Peggy McIntosh White Privilege article

Compiled Resources:

  1. Justice in June
  2. Anti-racism Resources for white people (includes some initial resources for parents)
  3. Scaffolded anti-racist resources
  4. Anti-racist Starter Pack


  1. Scene on Radio – Season 2: Seeing White – Host John Biewen and co-host/special guest/accountability partner Chenjerai Kumanyika explore the history of race by looking the deep-rooted causes of white supremacy rather than looking solely at the symptoms. Specifically, its focus on whiteness — how it began and how it has shaped the majority of American institutions — rather than blackness, helping frame a new conversation on race.
  2. LeVar Burton Reads – The main page says “The Best Short Fiction, Handpicked by the Best Voice in Podcasting.” Yup, sums it up pretty well. Also has helped lead me to a lot of diverse authors I would never have known about otherwise.
  3. 1619 Project –  “Four hundred years ago, in August 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. ‘1619,’ a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, examines the long shadow of that fateful moment.”
  4. This Land – (Also available on Stitcher for non-iPhone users.) Hosted by Rebecca Nagle, citizen of Cherokee Nation, This Land discusses Indigenous land rights through a current Supreme Court case. This is a well-done look at the history of Indigenous rights (and betrayal of those rights) in our country as well as how these decisions affect Indigenous populations today.
  5. Code Switch – Produced by NPR, hosted by journalists of color, this podcast explores how race impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. The first episode (linked here) is also a great primer for the Seeing White podcast.
  6. The Nod – (Also available on Stitcher for non-iPhone users.) Hosted by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings, “The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black — in America, and around the world.”
  7. Métis in Space – Métis In Space hilariously deconstructs the science fiction genre through a decolonial lens. Join hosts Molly Swain & Chelsea Vowel as they drink a bottle of (red) wine, and from a tipsy, decolonial perspective, review a sci-fi movie or television episode featuring Indigenous Peoples, tropes & themes.


Black-owned Bookstores

Personal Learning

  1. Ijeoma Oluo – So you want to talk about race?
  2. Layla Saad – Me and White Supremacy
  3. Austin Channing Brown – I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World made for Whiteness
  4. Angela Davis – Women, Race & Class
  5. Ibram X. Kendi – How to be an Anti-racist
  6. Michelle Alexander – The New Jim Crow
  7. Bryan Stevenson – Just Mercy
  8. Claudia Rankin – Citizen
  9. Ta-Nehisi Coates – Between the World and Me
  10. James Baldwin – The Fire Next Time

Fiction :

  1. Octavia Butler
  2. N.K. Jemisin
  3. Jesmyn Ward (and nonfiction in Men We Reaped)
  4. Zadie Smith
  5. Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give (Also made into a movie in 2018)
  6. Maya Angelou
  7. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
  8. Toni Morrison

TED Talks (all under 20mins)

  1. Kimberlé Crenshaw – The Urgency of Intersectionality
  2. Bryan Stevenson – We need to talk about an injustice
  3. Baratunde Thurston – How to deconstruct racism one headline at a time
  4. Mellody Hobson – Color blind or color brave?
  5. Heather McGhee – Racism has a cost for everyone


I believe both Netflix and Amazon Prime have “Black Lives Matter” sections that are focused on either documentaries or works regarding racial justice, so both good places to start if nothing below really speaks to you right now.


  1. 13th – Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
  2. LA 92 – Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.
  3. When They See Us – Not a documentary. Directed by Ava Duvernay. Based on the true story of the Central Park 5 –  Five teens in Harlem are falsely accused and put on trial for a brutal attack in Central Park.

                **If you want a documentary, The Central Park Five is on Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime

  1. I am not your Negro – Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.
  2. Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 – Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.
  3. Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise – The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, activist Maya Angelou.
  4. What Happened, Miss Simone? – A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the “High Priestess of Soul.”
  5. Freedom Riders – Director Stanley Nelson chronicles the story of American civil rights activists’ peaceful fight against racial segregation on buses and trains in the 1960s.

Movies & Shows:

  1. Shows For Families (and a few not for families)
  2. Shows For Kids (organized by age)
  3. Here’s just one list of Diverse Films in 2019 – also links to their 2018 and 2017 lists