Social Justice in Social Work: Find Media and Popular Sources

This research guide provides recommended scholarly and popular resources that address social justice in social work practice and education. It not only covers issues that affect social workers and their clients, but serves as a resource for current and fu

Media and Popular Resources

These popular resources highlight issues affecting people across race, gender, culture and other social identities in relation to oppression and discrimination in society. 


Race Forward 

Intersectionality in the Women's March and the Classroom 

Blog post by Mackenzie Abernathy on Brown University's "Choices in the Classroom" blog

Recommended Reading

Todd Honma. (2005) Trippin’ Over the Color Line: The Invisibility of Race in Library and Information Studies. Interactions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies. V1 N2.
NPR Radio Lab.  “Race doesn’t exist.  Or does it?”


A Black Queer Filmmaker Seeks Intersectional Acceptance in 'black enuf*

Carrie Hawks' autobiographical documentary mixes animation with family interviews and dry humor to explore their lifelong journey to qualify their Blackness and LGBTQ identity with White and Black peers alike.

"Gender should be the least remarkable thing about someone, but transgender people are still too often misunderstood. To help those who are scared to ask questions or nervous about saying the wrong thing, Jackson Bird shares a few ways to think about trans issues. And in this funny, frank talk, he clears up a few misconceptions about pronouns, transitioning, bathrooms and more"-

TED Resident Jackson Bird is using digital storytelling to demystify the transgender experience.

Selected Podcasts

The podcast episodes below are a selection that touch on issues like racism, violence, oppression, colonialism and living in overlapping margins or race, gender and sexuality.