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Resources for Understanding

Curated Reading and Multimedia Lists

Explore these resource lists curated by UC Davis librarians on a variety of topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Addressing Racism Against Asian Americans

Articles and books about anti-Asian American racism curated to catalyze positive social change and conversation, aid those who seek to better understand the social causes of this problem, and help empower those who organize to confront and disrupt it.

Addressing Violence Against LGBTQIA+ People

Books, films and documentaries that provide context for the ongoing struggle for equality, and against hatred and violence for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people. 

Heritage Month Book Recommendations

A YouTube playlist of reading recommendations by UC Davis librarians to honor and provide an opportunity for learning during cultural, LGBTQ and women’s history months.   

In Memory and Celebration: bell hooks

The work of the prolific poet, social and cultural theorist, and literary critic bell hooks is influential around the world, informing feminism, black thought, sociology, poetics and world literature.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

This selection of e-books and multimedia collections highlights the myriad of intersections within queer and trans communities.

LGBTQ+ Health Book Exhibit (2017, 2018)

This past exhibit about advancing health education, advocacy, and social well-being in queer populations highlights books about LGBTQ+ health available at the library in print or ebook form.

Many Voices, Many Stories

Video and website resources with an emphasis on understanding and eliminating racism in order to facilitate and sustain a positive, inclusive and diversified community.

Social Justice

A reading list exploring different aspects of social justice.