Social Justice Task Force Resources
WSASP has identified and compiled these resources through the work of school psychologists across the state of Washington. These come from a variety of sources and are intended to help schools and families engage in constructive dialogue about social justice issues in the hopes that we can work together to shift the conversation from hate and violence toward understanding and respect. We will be adding to these resources over time.
Author(s) and Creator(s) of Color
Culture and Climate
Author(s): Theri A Pickens
Tags: School Level, District Level, Culture and Climate, Article
Description: The article shares an interpretation of the intersectionality of disability and being of African descent.
Author(s): Dismantling Racism works
Tags: School Level, District Level, Culture & Climate, Handout
Description: This simple checklist provides a list of characteristics of White Supremacy culture with examples.
Author(s): Ibram X. Kendi
Tags: General Equity and Justice Information, Foundational, Book, Author(s) or Creator(s) of Color
Description: This book is a history of racism in the United States and can help individuals develop a more complex understanding of the context in which racism today takes place. This is not specific to education or school psychology. This book is available where books are sold, and linked above are discussion questions.
Author(s): Seattle Times
Tags: General Equity and Justice Information, Foundational, Video(s), Website, Author(s) or Creator(s) of Color
Description: This is a series of videos with embedded activities and reflections focused around issues of race such as micro-aggressions, implicit bias, white privileges, etc. Though not specifically intended for educators or school psychologists it does touch on issues in schools.
Author(s): Created by Centre for Community Organizations, based on workbook by Tema Okun at Dismantling Racism Works
Tags: School Level, District Level, General Equity and Justice Information, Culture & Climate, Booklet
Description: This resource features a list of characteristics of white supremacy
culture that show up in organizations and is intended to spark conversations
about racism (including antidotes to racism) within organizations.