Ralston Center's

Diversity, Respect, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

Recommended Resource List

The charge of this Task Force is "to undertake a thorough review of all Ralston policies and practices; to identify needed training and education; to assure engagement of all in hard, but necessary, conversations; and to produce a set of recommendations and a timeline of actions to enhance diversity, respect, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization. 

The members of the Task Force would like to share these resources with you.



This is a 2016 American documentary film by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the intersection of race, justice and incarceration in he United States and is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8&ab_channel=Netflix


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson.  Publication Date: October 4, 2011. ISBN-10 0679763880, ISBN-13 978-0679763888.

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Publication Date: August 13, 2020.  ISBN 9780525509288.


The Impact of Unconscious Bias in Healthcare: How to Recognize and Mitigate it. Publication Date: August 20, 2019. https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/220/Supplement_2/S62/5552356

African American Older Adults and Race-Related Stress:  How Aging and Health-Care Providers Can Help. Publication Date: December, 2018. https://www.apa.org/pi/aging/resources/african-american-stress.pdf


Episode 7: The Connection Between Racism and Accelerated Aging. Publication Date: February 28, 2020. https://news.gsu.edu/podcast/episode-7-the-connection-between-racism-and-accelerated-aging/