Advancing Equity

Events & Resources

Previous CJE Events

Unclog Student Debt From Your Talent Pipeline

Unclog Student Debt From Your Talent Pipeline

In our final CJE event of 2022, our panel of financial experts, social justice researchers, and company leaders explored the history and racial context around the student debt crisis, and shared solutions for students, professionals, and employers to manage, attack, and ultimately dismantle student debt.

CJE Mental Health

Advancing Equity in American Healthcare, Part 2 - Mental Health

In Part 2 of our Healthcare series, we turned our focus to mental health, discussing how can we de-stigmatize mental health in our communities and ensuring equitable access to care.

Advancing Equity in American Healthcare

Advancing Equity in American Healthcare, Part 1

In Part 1 of our two-part series, our panel of health experts and practitioners laid the foundation for understanding the vast inequities in US Healthcare, as well as presented reforms and public policy efforts aimed at promoting equity and increasing access to care.

Criminal Justice Solutions - CJE

Criminal Justice Solutions

In January 2022, our panel of legal, government, and social justice experts discussed the vast racial disparities throughout America's criminal justice system.

Closing the Education Equity Gap Event

Closing the Education Equity Gap

In September 2021, we examined racial equity in the education system, including education reform and policy development, how race plays a role in opportunities and outcomes for students, as well as the future of education equity and how we can all play a role.

The Future of Work

Racially Speaking: The Future of Work

After discussing how to build equity in corporate America, we dug deeper into diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. Our panel examined how to create a "Future of Work that works for all."

Navigating with Grace and Excellence

A Racial Reckoning:

Navigating with Grace and Excellence

In March 2021, we held our inaugural CJE conversation. Our panel of experts in academia, business, and the Summer Search community discussed corporate America’s role in advancing racial equity, and what tools we have as individuals to achieve that equity.

Additional Resources

Supporting Voting Rights

Voting, along with free and fair elections, are staples of a true representative democracy. We at Summer Search condemn any attempt to steal away that right from the American people.

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Depth Mentoring Staff Training

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is at the root of everything we do. This work started with our regional site staff who, in a desire to better serve our students, identified the need to better understand how racial equity intersects with our work. 

BLM Community Series 2020

Check out a recap of our complete BLM Series on our blog.

More Ways to Get Involved

Below are some additional ways to contribute to the organizing work that's taking place in our communities, for our causes and resources for deepening our learning.


For Activists

How To Protest Safely During a Pandemic »
How To Protest Safely In The Age of Surveillance »
Protesters' Rights »
Real Talk with Daughters of the Movement »

Understanding Racism:
"How to Cool It" by James Baldwin »
A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 Fed Up-Rising »
Black Environmentalists Talk About Climate and Anti-Racism »
Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives (video) »
Brands Have Nothing Real To Say About Racism »
Call It What It Is: Anti-Blackness »
Don't Understand the Protests? The People You're Seeing are Pushed to the Edge »
Forget Looting, Capitalism is the Real Robbery »

How Women & Minorities are Claiming Their Right to Rage »
Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death is... A Lot »
One Reason Coronavirus is Hitting Black Americans Hardest (video) »
Pod Save The People (Podcast on Understanding Systemic Racism) »
Stop Sharing Videos of Black Death »
Talking About Race »
The Anger Behind The Protests, Explained in 4 Charts »
The Double Standard of The American Riot »
The History of "Thug" »
The Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List »
What It Means to Be Anti-Racist »
Why is This Happening? »

Police & Criminal Justice:
#DefundThePolice Petition »
Alternatives to Policing Flyers »
Defund the Police — Public Commitment Doc »
I Cover Cops: Here's How to Hold Them Accountable »
Letter to Repeal 50-a »
Raheem — Accessible, Digital Database for Reporting the Police »
Tear Gas Is Way More Dangerous Than Police Let On »
The End of Policing (e-book) » »
Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? »
Who's Left? Prison Abolition »