Statement on Equity and Inclusion

Resources

The Science Museum of Minnesota has curated the following resources for further reading on the topic of equity and inclusion: 

 

The Understanding Race video gives a broad overview of the historical, biological, and social contexts for understanding race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxrrK-bao0

 

 This interactive website shows achievement disparities in formal education STEM assessments across many measures (different grade levels, employment, etc.) and able to filter for Twin Cities only.Disparities highlighted are gender, income status, and race/ethnicity.  http://www.mncompass.org/education/stem/disparities/race-ethnicity

 

An annotated bibliography of studies looking at STEM education and workforce disparities. https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~srugheimer/Women_in_STEM_Resources.html

 


The Minneapolis Star Tribune uncovered the segregation and inequality among Minnesotans with disabilities: http://www.startribune.com/segregation-and-inequality-persist-among-minnesotans-with-disabilities-study-says/478120353

 


This page lists the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s guiding values around equity and states that diversity “contributes to the creativity of the Foundation’s thinking and to its effectiveness with communities, clients and leaders.” http://www.aecf.org/about/jobs/workforce-composition/

 


This guide from Annie E. Casey provides concrete action steps to embed equity in organizations: http://www.d5coalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/AECF_EmbracingEquity7Steps-2014.pdf

 


Learn about the Ford Foundation’s progress on equity initiatives over the last five years (including workforce diversification). https://www.fordfoundation.org/work/challenging-inequality/


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