Values Day Resources on Diversity

Stetson University hosts an annual Values Day with an emphasis on diversity. The event is meant as a time to come together to dialogue and reflect on why values and diversity are critical components of who we are as a University and explore ways of improving our campus climate for inclusion and social justice.

In support of Values Day, the library offers here a list of diversity-related books, e-books, reference books, DVDs and videos that are available to our students, faculty, and staff.

Reference Books and E-Books

DVDs and Videos

Reference Books and E-Books


Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, 5 Vols., Anthony Appiah, Ref. DT 14 .A37435 2005

Encyclopedia of Native American Religions: An Introduction, Arlene B. Hirschfelder, Ref. E 98 .R3 H73 2000

Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America, Michael Johnson, Ref. E 76.2 .J64 2007

Great Events from History: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Events, 1848-2006, 2 Vols., Lillian Faderman, Ref. HQ 73 .G74 2007

LGBT, Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America, 3 Vols., Marc Stein, Ref. HQ 76.3 .U5 E53 2004

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, 4 Vols., Suzanne Oboler, Ref. E 184 .S75 O97 2005


The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960

Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History

Homophobia and the Law

Toxic Diversity: Race, Gender, and Law Talk in America

DVDs and Videos

American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian, E93 .A44 2005, DVD.

“This powerful, hard-hitting documentary reveals the link between Adolf Hitler’s treatment of German Jews and the U.S. government’s treatment of American Indians, depicts disturbing parallels between these two Holocausts and explores the historical, social and religious roots of America’s own ‘ethnic cleansing.’ The film also examines, through the words and experiences of contemporary Indian people, the long term lasting effects of this ongoing destructive process and the possible ramifications for the future of American Indians people in the 21st century.”

Being Gay: Coming Out in the 21st Century, HQ76.25 .B45 2004, DVD.

“This program presents the accounts and stories of people who have recently taken the step of coming out. Interviewees and experts discuss the benefits of this important transition by examining the six stages of coming to terms with one’s sexual identity.”

Beyond Black and White: Affirmative Action in America, HF5549.5 .A34 B57 2003, DVD.

“All sides of the affirmative action issue have targeted the same goal: ending racism of all types. But do opportunities for some have to come at the expense of others? In this Fred Friendly seminar moderated by Harvard Law School’s Charles Ogletree, a what-if scenario revolves around a university’s efforts to enroll a diverse student body of qualified candidates….”

Eyes on the Prize, E185.61 .E94 2006, DVD.

“[DVD] release of television programs originally produced 1986 (v. 1-3) and 1990 (v. 4-7). Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America’s civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.”

Fabulous!: The Story of Queer Cinema, PN1995.9 .H55 F33 2005, DVD.

An overview of the recent history of gay and lesbian cinema, from Kenneth Anger’s pioneering Fireworks (1947) to Ang Lee’s Brokeback mountain (2005). Where documentaries about earlier times looked at the closeted world, ‘Fabulous!’ celebrates films featuring gay characters and those made by out directors on homosexual themes.”

In God’s Name, BL85 .I5 2008, DVD.

“Spiritual leaders from different religions offer perspectives on intolerance, war, terrorism, peace, and how to find faith.”

Killing Us Softly 4, HF 5822 .K363 2010, DVD.

“In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing us softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes–images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne’s groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing us softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.”

Milk, Feature Film 1384, DVD.

“His life changed history. His courage changed lives. Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, became a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he was elected to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in 1977. His election makes him the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city’s mayor, George Moscone, were shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blamed his former colleagues for denying White’s attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the inspiring true story of Harvey Milk.”

Race and Sex: What We Think (But Can’t Say), BF323 .S63 R33 2006, DVD.

“Typecast, label, pigeonhole, it doesn’t matter what word is used, they all mean the same thing — to stereotype. As John Stossel reports, many people say it’s natural to stereotype, and psychologists say we still categorize by things like age and race and gender because our brains are wired to do it automatically.”

Shades of Youth: Youth Speak on Racism, Power & Privilege, HT1521 .S4 2008, DVD.

“Shades of Youth was filmed at The White Privilege Conference Youth Institute where 100 high school students gathered from across the United states to seriously engage in issues of race, power, identity, oppression and social change. This film and accompanying curriculum, offer multiple views and experiences around race and privilege, giving youth and adults entry points to discuss and better understand how institutional racism affects all our lives.”

Speak Up!: Improving the Lives of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered Youth , LC192.6 .S63 2001, VHS.

“Explores what these students have done to transform their schools into safer and more welcoming environments. Interviews with students, parents, teachers, administrators and national activists highlight not only the need for transformation, but offer resources and advice for those actively working for change.”

Them and Us: Prejudice and Self-Understanding, BF575 .P9 T44 2007, 2007, DVD.

“Them and Us explores common thinking habits to show how they can easily lead to hidden assumptions, bias, and prejudice. Stereotyping and prejudice are not limited to the ignorant or closed-minded. Its beginnings lie in the almost automatic need to group people into categories and to identify clear ‘us’ and ‘them’ groups.”