Resources

The purpose of the resource page is to provide students, faculty, and staff different methods to become more aware of multicultural issues and build skills working with different multicultural groups. These include working with undocumented immigrants, different ethnic groups, and LGBTQ groups. We are here to help professionals include multicultural issues within their work, be it in classes or in practice.

In addition, the Multicultural Resource Center has a number of books available in the MRC that can be checked out. Simply sign the clip board of the books you take out and return it in a timely fashion so that others may read it as well!

Videos for Dialogue
  • Inside Assad's Syria: PBS' Frontline (Click Here) [Run Time: 54:57]
    • Originally shown by the MRC on: 02/24/16
    • For months, the world's eyes have been fixed on the tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria for Europe. But what is life like for those left behind? Correspondent Martin Smith goes Inside Assad's Syria to report from government-controlled areas as war rages, with on-the-ground reporting and firsthand accounts from Syrians caught in the crisis.
  • Another Kind of Girl: New York Times Op-Ed (Click Here) [Run Time: 9:55]
    • Originally shown by the MRC on: 03/30/16
    • In this short documentary, a 17-year-old Syrian films an intimate portrait of life in her refugee camp.
  • We're Not Broke (2012) (Click Here) [Run Time: 1:20:00]
    • Originally shown by the MRC on: 10/28/15
    • America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budgets, lay off schoolteachers, police, and firefighters, crumbling our country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporations like Exxon, Google and Bank of America are making record profits. And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, these corporations, with intimate ties to our political leaders, are concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax. WE’RE NOT BROKE is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how six fed-up Americans from across the country, take their frustration to the streets…and vow to make them pay.
  • Navigating Courageous Conversations (Click Here)
    • ​Originally shown in the MRC in: 2014-2015
    • In this video, a group of students from Lehigh University explore the topic of Cultural Perspective Taking. Through the use of video vignettes and discussion, the students promote dialogue and highlight the work of Curtis W. Linton & Glenn E. Singleton’s Courageous Conversations about Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools. The production was funded by a grant from the Diversity Committee of Lehigh University’s College of Education, with technical services by the Office of Distance Education. 
  • Be A Man: Joe Ehrmann at TEDxBaltimore 2013 (Click Here) [Run Time: 14:15]
    • Originally shown by the MRC on: N/A
    • Joe Ehrmann has been an educator, author, activist, pastor and coach for more than 25 years. He was a college All-American athlete who played professional football for 13 years. Among numerous awards, Joe has been named "The Most Important Coach in America" for his work to transform the culture of sports. 
Trainings
  • LUAlly
  • ​Lehigh's training program developed by the Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity that aims to develop a network of aware, engaged, and active allies for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff
  • Delivers skills-based, educational opportunities for the Lehigh community, while centering the philosophy that allyship is a continuous process that looks different for everyone.  Participants have the ability to personalize their learning to meet their own goals as an ally and track their engagement with the Pride Center & LUally-affiliated opportunities
  • A critical feature of LUally is that it honors space for ongoing growth and development - allyship is not a one-time experience or training.
  • To recognize this, anyone who attends an LUally-affiliated opportunity is eligible to receive the official LUally card and to begin adding badges to their card. Badges are obtained through additional opportunities advertised under the Learn, Engage, and Act headings on the LUally course site - found at go.lehigh.edu/LUally. More badges signal to LGBTQ+ Lehigh community members that your allyship is active. Allies are encouraged to attend whatever is most helpful or challenging for their journey!
  • LUally training opportunities can be requested by any office or group on campus by visiting this form. Additionally, open sessions will be held throughout the year.  
Web Resources
  • EdChange is a team of passionate, experienced, established, educators dedicated to equity, diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. With this shared vision, we have joined to collaborate in order to develop resources, workshops, and projects that contribute to progressive change in ourselves, our schools, and our society. They offer a variety of projects and resourcesworkshops and consulting services, and scholarship grounded in equity and social justice in schools and communities. For more about their philosophies and ideas, visit their Philosophy page.
  • Center for Multicultural Education (Click Here)
  • Inclusive Schools (Click Here)
  • National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (Click Here)
  • Diversity and Democracy (Click Here)
  • Center for Community Engagement at Lehigh University - Refugee Support (Click Here)

Past speaker

Dr. Paul C. Gorski

Dr. Paul Gorski is an associate professor of Integrative Studies in George Mason University's New Century College, where he teaches classes such as Poverty, Wealth, and Inequality; Social Justice Education; Animal Rights; Social Justice Consciousness and Personal Transformation; and Environmental Justice. He recently led the design and development of the new Social Justice and Human Rights undergraduate and graduate programs at Mason as well. Paul is a Research Fellow for the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being and is serving his second term on the board of the International Association for Intercultural Education. He has been an active consultant, presenter, and trainer for nearly twenty years, conducting workshops and providing guidance for schools and community organizations committed to equity and diversity. He created and continues to maintain the Multicultural Pavilion, an award winning Web site focused on critical multicultural education. He has published more than 50 articles and eight books, focusing most recently on topics like poverty and educational opportunity, racial equity, and activist resiliency. He also has taught for the University of Virginia, the University of Maryland, Hamline University, and the Humane Society University. He lives in Washington, DC, with his cats, Unity and Buster.

Areas of specialty:

  • Equity literacy framework

  • White privilege and racial equity in schools and school districts

  • Poverty and class equity in schools and community organizations

  • Research-based, holistic strategies for addressing achievement (or opportunity) gaps

  • Activist burnout and resiliency

  • Leadership development and the training of trainers for equity and diversity