Race and Ethnicity


Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity’s goal is to connect individuals and communities with opportunities needed for thriving by educating the public, building the capacity of allied social justice organizations, and investing in efforts that support equity and inclusion.

National Urban League The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, the National Urban League has 88 affiliates serving 300 communities, in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.

Ferguson Syllabus

Articles and Information

Buhin, L., Vera, E. M. (2009) Preventing Racism and Promoting Social Justice: Person-Centered and Environment-Centered Interventions Journal of Primary Prevention 30(1), 43-59

Henry, F. (2009) Racism in the Canadian University: Demanding Social Justice, Inclusion, and Equity

Graham, J. R., West, L. M., Martinez, J., & Roemer, L. (2016). The mediating role of internalized racism in the relationship between racist experiences and anxiety symptoms in a Black American sample. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 22(3), 369-376.

Greer, T. M., & Spalding, A. (2017). The role of age in understanding the psychological effects of racism for African Americans. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23(4), 588-594.

Jetelina, K. K., Jennings, W. G., Bishopp, S. A., Piquero, A. R., & Gonzalez, J. R. (2017). Dissecting the Complexities of the Relationship Between Police Officer-Civilian Race/Ethnicity Dyads and Less-Than-Lethal Use of Force. American Journal Of Public Health107(7), 1164-1170.

Shoshana, A. (2016). The language of everyday racism and microaggression in the workplace: Palestinian professionals in Israel. Ethnic And Racial Studies39(6), 1052-1069. doi:10.1080/01419870.2015.1081965




CRIS  Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) is an independent non-profit organization that serves the growing refugee and immigrant populations in Central Ohio. We have over 60 staff members that hail from more than 15 countries with many languages represented.

DreamActivist Ohio We are a group of Undocumented Immigrant Youth fighting for our (yours and mine) collective dignity. We will no longer tolerate the oppression our communities are facing and ask you to join us in our struggle. We hope to build, a more faithful and loving environment in which all are welcomed & respected. We believe that art is an invaluable tool in this regard as it often illuminates the gaps superficial realities overlook.

US Together US Together Inc., (UST) was founded in 2003 in response to the growing needs of refugees and immigrants in central Ohio. UST is a mutual assistance agency, which means it was started and is still run by former refugees.  The agency’s founders have worked with immigrant and refugee populations since 1988.

Articles and Information

Baumann, A., Domenech RodrÍGuez, M., & Parra-Cardona, J. R. (2011). Community-Based Applied Research With Latino Immigrant Families: Informing Practice and Research According to Ethical and Social Justice Principles. Family Process50(2), 132-148. doi:10.1111/j.1545-5300.2011.01351.x

Hunt, J. (2017). The Impact of Immigration on the Educational Attainment of Natives. Journal Of Human Resources, 52(4), 1060-1118. doi:10.3368/jhr.52.4.0115-6913R1

Parmet, W., & Fischer, S. (2013). Human rights and immigrants’ access to care. Salud Publica De Mexico55(6), 631-637.

Reed, J. (2015). Immigrants as Refugees of the Global Economy: Learning to Teach (about) Today’s Migrants. Multicultural Education22(3-4), 2-7.

Salas, R.G. (2017). Disrupting Equilibrium: Working for Equity and Social Justice in Education for English Learners. International Journal Of Multicultural Education19(1), 1-18



ALGBITC Ohio Branch Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ohio

Equality Ohio  Advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression

Kaleidoscope Youth Center Creates safe and empowering environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth through advocacy, education and support.

PFLAG Ohio – Parents, Families Friends of Lesbians and Gays Promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination.

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.

Articles and Information

Alex Wagaman, M. (2016). Promoting Empowerment Among LGBTQ Youth: A Social Justice Youth Development Approach. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal33(5), 395-405. doi:10.1007/s10560-016-0435-7



Bidell, M. P. (2011). School Counselors and Social Justice Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Students. Journal Of School Counseling, 9(10),

Reed, L., & Johnson, L. T. (2010). Serving LGBT students: Examining the spiritual, religious, and social justice implications for an African American school administrator. Journal Of Negro Education79(3), 390-404.

Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States Book by Andrea J. Ritchie, Joey L. Mogul, and Kay Whitlock


Articles and Information

Lerner, J. E.; Robles, G. (2016). The need for social work advocacy to create social justice for transgender people: call to action. Journal of Sociology Social Welfare 43(1), 3-18.

Neufeld, A. C. (2014). Transgender therapy, social justice, and the northern context: Challenges and opportunities. Canadian Journal Of Counselling And Psychotherapy48(3), 218-230.

Rands, K. (2013). Supporting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth Through Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice. Journal Of LGBT Youth10(1/2), 106-126. doi:10.1080/19361653.2012.717813

Shelley, C. A. (2009). Trans people and social justice. The Journal Of Individual Psychology, 65(4), 386-396.

Smith, L.C., Shin, R.Q., Officer, L.M. (2011). Moving Counseling Forward on LGB and Transgender Issues Speaking Queerly on Discourses and Microaggressions. The Counseling Psychologist


Articles and Information

Byrne, B., & Kelly, B. (2015). Special issue: Valuing disabled children: Participation and inclusion. Child Care In Practice21(3), 197-200. doi:10.1080/13575279.2015.1051732

Anastasiou, D., Kauffman, J.M., Michail, D. (2016) Disability In Multicultural Theory


Mladenov, T., Owens, J., & Cribb, A. (2015). Personalisation in disability services and healthcare: A critical comparative analysis. Critical Social Policy, 35(3), 307-326. doi:10.1177/0261018315587071

McNeilly, P., Macdonald, G., & Kelly, B. (2015). The participation of disabled children and young people: A social justice perspective. Child Care In Practice21(3), 266-286. doi:10.1080/13575279.2015.1014468

Mor, S. (2017). Rights Enabled: The Disability Revolution from the US, to Germany and Japan, to the United Nations. Law & Society Review51(2), 454-457. doi:10.1111/lasr.12271



The Education Trust The Education Trust is a national non-profit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels, particularly for students of color and low-income students.

Articles and Information

Brown, K. D., Brown, A. L. (2011). Teaching K-8 Students about Race: African Americans, Racism, & the Struggle for Social Justice in the U.S..Multicultural Education

Bell, E.L. (1989). Racial and Ethnic Diversity: the Void in Organizational Behavior Courses. Journal of Management Education, 13(4), 56-67.

Lund, D. E., & Nabavi, M. (2008). Understanding Student Anti-Racism Activism to Foster Social Justice in Schools. International Journal of Multicultural Education10(1), 1-20

McMahon, B.(2007) Educational Administrators’ Conceptions of Whiteness, Anti-Racism and Social Justice Journal of Educational Administration, 684-696

DeMatthews, D. (2015). Making Sense of Social Justice Leadership: A Case Study of a Principal’s Experiences to Create a More Inclusive School. Leadership And Policy In Schools14(2), 139-166.







Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry

Articles and Information

Allen, K. R., & Bradley, L. (2015). Career counseling with juvenile offenders: Effects on self-efficacy and career maturity. Journal Of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 36(1), 28-42.

Bradshaw, C. P., Brown, J. S., & Hamilton, S. F. (2006). Applying positive youth development and life-course research to the treatment of adolescents involved with the judicial system. Journal Of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 27(1), 2-16.

Graham, J. A., & Harris, Y. R. (2013). Children of color and parental incarceration: Implications for research, theory, and practice. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 41(2), 66-81.

Johnson, K. F. (2013). Preparing ex-offenders for work: applying the self-determination theory to social cognitive career counseling. Journal Of Employment Counseling, 50(2), 83-93.

Laux, J., Calmes, S., Moe, J., Dupuy, P., Cox, J., Ventura, L., Williamson, C., & Lambert, E. (2011). The clinical mental health counseling needs of mothers in the criminal justice system. The Family Journal, 19(3), 291-298.

Lopez, C., & Bhat, C. (2007). Supporting students with incarcerated parents in schools: a group intervention. Journal For Specialists In Group Work, 32(2), 139-206.

Murray, J. (2014). Effects of parental incarceration on children: Cross-national comparative studies. Washington, D.C: American Psychological Association.

Petsch, P., & Rochlen, A. B. (2010). Children of incarcerated parents: Implications for school counselors. Journal of School Counseling, 7(40).

Thompson, M. N., & Cummings, D. L. (2010). Enhancing the career development of individuals who have criminal records. The Career Development Quarterly, 58(3), 209-218.


Other Articles & Information

2015 Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies




Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a nonprofit public policy organization that produces innovative, high-impact ideas, research, and policy solutions that have a positive impact on people and communities of color. The Joint Center does this by building and fueling a nonpartisan network of innovative elected and appointed officials of color and scholars for whom this goal is a priority. The Joint Center uses policy roundtables, research reports, and targeted media to reach key audiences of innovative officials of color and other thought leaders

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio 

Lewis, J. A., Williams, M. G., Peppers, E. J., & Gadson, C. A. (2017). Applying intersectionality to explore the relations between gendered racism and health among Black women. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64(5), 475-486.