EDIA Resources for Engagement

Theatre is about everything voice and story … in the spirit of action and accountability, SETC lifts up organizations and resources that work to fix what is broken in our society and to center the power of ALL diverse voices and stories.  SETC is resolved to a commitment of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and that it be reflected in the life and culture of our organization.  We continue to listen and learn about racism, discrimination, and adversity.  Below is a list of organizations, funds, and resources that our Members and Staff have shared.  We welcome all to share your ideas.

SETC’s full #BlackLivesMatter statement
SETC’s Ethos, Values, and Land Acknowledgment Statements
SETC’s EDIA Representation Goals

Click here to access USITT’s Resources List


Various Support Groups and Funds

  • Al Maa’uun –  Al Maa’uun is a nonprofit with deep roots in North Minneapolis, serving thousands of households each year with food and critical supplies.
  • Black Immigrant CollectiveThe Black Immigrant Collective amplifies and makes visible the voices of Black immigrants in Minnesota.
  • Black Table Arts Gathering Black communities through the arts, towards better black futures.
  • Black Women SpeakGathering Black Women in Minnesota to share our experiences in order to heal, find joy and move toward liberation on our own terms!
  • Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en LuchaCTUL is a worker-led organization where workers organize, educate and empower each other to fight for a voice in their workplaces and in their communities.
  • Division of Indian Work – Division of Indian Work’s mission is to support and strengthen urban American Indian people through culturally-based education, traditional healing approaches, and leadership development. We provide many services to the community but the most relevant one right now is our food shelf. 
  • Du Nord Riot Recovery FundDu Nord Craft Spirits is a Black-owned distillery with a building that was damaged. They’ve “received a tidal wave of love and support from across the nation and many have asked how they can help… Therefore, Du Nord is establishing this fund to support black and brown companies affected by the riots.”
  • Femme Empowerment Project- Venmo @femmeempowermentproject. Skill shares and discussions led by and for QTIIBPOC femmes in the twin cities. Creating space for cultural resiliency, healing and ancestral wisdom. Currently organizing supplies and medic trainings. 
  • IsuroonIsuroon is a grassroots nonprofit organization working to promote the well-being and empowerment of Somali women in Minnesota and beyond.
  • Joyce Preschool – emergency fund for families who had to evacuate their homes near Lake Street last week, and who are now coming back to a devastated neighborhood with no grocery stores within walking distance. 
  • Latino Community on Lake Street –  fundraiser for Latinx owned businesses on Lake Street. 
  • Little Earth Residents AssociationFood and safety needs for residents of Little Earth of United Tribes.
  • Migizi CommunicationsMIGIZI Communications advances a message of success, well-being and justice for the American Indian community. Support them rebuilding after fire.
  • Minnesota Healing Justice NetworkWe provide a supportive professional community and mutual aid network for wellness and healing justice practitioners who also identify as IBPOC (indigenous, black, or people of color).
  • Northside business supportsupport businesses on Minneapolis’s Northside that have been impacted by recent demonstrations.
  • Pimento Relief FundWe’re partnering with Pimento to provide black business without insurance relief after white supremacists set them on fire during the protests. 
  • Powwow Grounds – send via paypal to angelswann2021@gmail.comNative-run cafe, currently providing meals to elders, protectors and community, purchasing medical supplies, fire supplies, cooking supplies. 
  • PPNA – Renters Support Fundoperated by the Minneapolis Renters’ Coalition, a group of residents, community organizations, and neighborhood organizations committed to supporting renters in our community. 
  • Southside Harm ReductionSouthside Harm Reduction Services works within a harm reduction framework to promote the human rights to health, safety, autonomy, and agency among people who use substances. 
  • Spiral CollectiveA volunteer full-spectrum reproductive options and support group comprised of doulas, birth-workers, and passionate reproductive justice advocates. based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, occupied Dakhóta territories.
  • TC Care Collective – South-Minneapolis based rad worker-owned childcare co-op working to provide easy access childcare by and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and queer organizers and families.
  • West Broadway Business and Area CoalitionWBC in partnership with Northside Funders Group will direct all donations to support Northside businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the recent uprising.  
  • Women for Political ChangeHolistically investing in the leadership and political power of young women and trans & non-binary individuals throughout Minnesota.
  • Unicorn Riot A decentralized media organization that has been live-streaming uprisings


21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge ©
For 21 days, do one action to further your understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity

The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture
From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001

Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege
USC’s online Master of Social Work program

Articles to read

Videos to watch:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

Organizations to follow on social media:


Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein – Anti Racism Resources

Ars Nova


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