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): Washington Educators Association
Tags: Presentation, Foundational, History, Unions
Description: This presentation outlines the origins of race and racism from pre-1492 to 2019 in the United States and how it relates to the development of policy and teacher’s unions. Context and implications for the Washington Education Association (WEA) are discussed.
Author(s): Multiple Authors, APA NASP, ABSP, etc.
Tags: Antiracism, Foundational, District Level, School Level
Description: Anti-Racism Statement and Call to Action for School Psychologists who have an ethical responsibility to engage in social justice and anti racist action.
Author(s): Seen On Radio Podcast Hosted by John Biewen
Tags: General Equity and Justice Information, Foundational, Podcast
Description: This fourteen-part documentary podcast series asks questions about why we were seeing a flare up of racist actions in 2017. Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?
Author(s): Ibram X. Kendi
Tags: General Equity and Justice Information, Foundational, Book, Author(s) or Creator(s) of Color, History
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): Jacqueline Kluger
Tags: General Psychological Practices, Foundational, Article, Multicultural Training, Cultural Competency
Description: This is a dissertation regarding multicultural training and the utility of non-traditional field instructional strategies vs traditional lecture-based instruction.
Author(s): Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests
Tags: Assessment, Foundational, District Level, School Level, Student Level, Booklet
Description: The monograph on testing and assessment among racial/ethnic minorities is the fourth in a series of monographs published by the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests (CNPAAEMI) to address diversity issues pertaining to core activities undertaken by psychologists in service of the major racial/ethnic minority populations in the United States.
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): Robin DiAngelo
Tags: Antiracism, General Equity and Justice Information, Foundational, Book
Description: This resource is not specific to school psychology or education, but is to inform the foundational understanding of the role of white people in systemic racism. This book is informative primarily for white folks who are not cognizant of the role white people broadly carry in upholding systems of racism and is recommended as a primer on the concept of whiteness as a race in the racist systems built into our society in the US. See the Readers guide for more information prior to reading. This book is available where books are sold, and linked above are discussion questions for educators.