Mission: To create an open access resource that educators, professionals, and facilitators can use to enhance their teaching and conversations about race.
Background: Educators, DEI facilitators, and other professionals often lack access to simple, quality educational materials that can enhance their teaching and conversations about race. RaceWorks was developed by research teams at Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity and SPARQ to help educators and others improve racial literacy in the classroom and beyond. Resources on the site include 1) a series of short videos with Stanford scholars from various disciplines that explore how people "do race" and ways to "undo racism," and 2) an accompanying digital toolkit with discussion questions and activities designed to complement the videos — both of which are designed to better equip students, working professionals, and community advocates with the knowledge and skills necessary to have informed conversations about race and how race and racism impact our world today.
Outstanding Web Features: The free and publicly available multimedia toolkit contains videos, educational activities, discussion topics, and evidence-based frameworks designed to make critical race studies more accessible for a range of learners and in a variety of contexts. The frameworks can be integrated into academic curricula or adapted for professional education opportunities such as DEI training. Educators also are encouraged to utilize the site's Culture Cycle Concept Guide and Defining Race Concept Guide, read stories from the field, take a pre-toolkit or post-toolkit survey, and/or learn more about the featured scholars, several of whom are also a part of the project team.