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There are all kinds of ways you can educate yourself

Wondering where to start learning more about groups outside your own? Our affinity groups have some recommendations for TV shows, movies, podcasts, books, articles and social media accounts you can check out.

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“Race isn’t a social construct. It’s an ad campaign”

by Michael Hagos

How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Brilliant and highly readable discussion of how simply being “not racist” isn’t enough

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Fascinating and horrifying portrait of America’s caste system—the rigid hierarchy that goes beyond race and class


An online community dedicated to disability media and culture

Code Switch (NPR)

Approaches tough conversations in the news and culture with honesty, humor and compassion

The 1619 Project (Interactive articles and Podcast)

Reframes U.S. history by placing the consequences of slavery and contributions of Black Americans at the center

Cultural Competence in a Virtual Workplace Series by The 4As and Natasha Bowman 

A community of creative professionals with a mission of helping people rise up and reach back


Bystander intervention training and resources for stopping harassment

Parenting in Adland

What it’s really like for moms and dads in advertising and how agencies can support them

GSD&M’s Black Employee Resource Group recommends:
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 by Ibram X. Kendi by George Takei, Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott

A chorus of extraordinary voices tell one of history’s great epics: the 400-year journey of African Americans.

Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph by Chad Sanders

A powerful exploration of Black achievement in a White world based on honest, provocative, and moving interviews

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Leads readers to understand their White privilege so they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage

Mixed Company

Bringing uncomfortable conversations about diversity and inclusion at work to the forefront, so everyone can join


 Weekly guide to the news through lenses that are too often neglected (but so real): gender, race, ability and more

On One With Angela Rye

The most honest answers to the pressing political, racial and pop culture questions of the day

Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street

Explores the history of Black Wall Street, the Tulsa Race Massacre and today’s cultural renaissance there


Will Smith hosts this look at the evolving, often lethal fight for equal rights in America through the lens of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

Judas and the Black Messiah

Historical drama about the charismatic Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and the informer who betrayed him

The Burns Group

500 Black Americans respond to “How are you represented in advertising (if at all)?”

“We need to talk about how media and creatives portray Black people”

by Isis Dallis 

Your Black Friends are Busy

An app for educating yourself about anti-racism and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement

GSD&M’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group recommends:
Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America by R. Eric Thomas

Essays examine what it means to be an “other.”

Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito

Tackles sexuality, gender, equality and how a Catholic upbringing prepared her to be an outspoken lesbian comedian

Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition  by P. Carl

P. Carl’s journey in becoming the man he always knew himself to be after living 50 years as a girl and a queer woman


Bringing uncomfortable conversations about diversity and inclusion at work to the forefront, so everyone can join

Gender Reveal

Activists and educators answer questions and analyze current events focused on nonbinary, trans and queer folks.

Making Gay History

The oral history of those on the frontlines of the LGBTQ movement from 1945-1990

Schitt’s Creek

 Hilarious, award-winning and refreshing in its depiction of gay characters who don’t struggle for acceptance.

Visible: Out on Television

Archival footage and interviews explore the history of the LGBTQ+ movement through the lens of American TV.

Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

A documentary film featuring transgender creators discussing representation in Hollywood.

LGBTQ Marketing and Advertising: Best Practices
GSD&M’s Women’s Employee Resource Group recommends:
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A new, more inclusive feminism for our times (Don’t feel like reading? Watch the TED talk.)

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

A call for feminism needs to better examine how race, class, sexual orientation and ability intersect with gender

The Future Is Feminist: Radical, Funny and Inspiring Writing by Women by Mallory Farrugia (Editor), Jessica Valenti (Introduction)

Iconic women on what it means to be a feminist yesterday, today and tomorrow


Two of America’s leading activists, Alicia Garza and Ai-jen Poo, talk to their friends and sheroes about how women stay powerful and joyful amidst the chaos of life in America today.


Two journalistically trained, research-addicted feminists talk all things gender.

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Totally engaging research-based discussion around feminism and how it impacts everyday life

Mrs. America

A look at the opposing forces around the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

The Handmaid’s Tale

In a dystopian post-democratic America, women have to fight to have ownership over their bodies and lives.

I May Destroy You

A woman deals with discovering that the previous night she’d been drugged and possibly raped at a bar.

3% Conference

Dedicated to bringing more women and people of color into creative leadership because it makes the idea better

GSD&M’s Jewish Affinity Group recommends:
(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump by Jonathan Weisman

New York Times editor explores the rise of the Alt Right in history and how we can fight back against anti-Semitism.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander

Short stories steeped in Jewish culture and history that tackle questions of morality and history

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Two young Jewish men pursue their dreams in NYC’s comic book industry at the advent of WWII and the Holocaust.  


Wholly Jewish

Explores and celebrates the various backgrounds, experiences and intersectionalities within the Jewish community 

Can We Talk?

Stories and conversations about Jewish women and the issues that shape their public and private lives

The Schmooze

News topics and stories related to Yiddish language, culture and history


A Black detective infiltrates the KKK with help from a Jewish coworker, who must consider his own white privilege.

The Goldbergs

This comedy is based loosely on the real-life experiences of show creator Adam F. Goldberg’s 1980s childhood.

Curb Your Enthusiasm

While his character can be outlandish, Larry David is a Jewish icon. His heritage is woven throughout the series.

GSD&M’s Latino/Hispanic Employee Resource Group
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez

A sweeping history of the Hispanic/Latino experience in America 

Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border by Octavio Solis

Gorgeously written vignettes about the events, traumas and transformations that filled Solis’s childhood in El Paso

My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó Crucet

Sharp, candid essays explore a first-generation American feeling like a stranger in the country where she was born.

Latina to Latina

Alicia Menendez interviews remarkable Latinas about making it, faking it and everything in between.

Latino USA

NPR dives deep into the current and emerging cultural, political and social ideas that impact Latinos. 


NPR spotlights the best of Latinx arts and culture through music, stories and conversation.

Alisa Valdes Rodriguez’ The Latino Myth

This TEDx talk discusses how American Latinos aren’t monolithic in culture, food, history, appearance or music.

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons

Don’t love saying “morons,” but this comedy special uses humor and history to show that Latinos are not a monolith.


The Morales family tries to save their beloved taco shop in the rapidly gentrifying Boyle Heights neighborhood. 

Hispanic Marketing Council

Great resource for getting quick stats on the Hispanic market and the latest trend with this market

Adage Hispanic Marketing Website

Articles related to Hispanic marketing

GSD&M’s Disability Employee Resource Group recommends:
Why Won’t Nike Use the Word Disabled to Promote Its New Go FlyEase Shoe?”

This article delves into problematic messaging in advertising.

Disability Movies Aren’t What They Used to Be. That’s Good!”

Forbes article with specific examples of good and not-so-good portrayals of disabled people

A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen

Casts new light on slavery, immigration and ableism in American democracy by centering people with disabilities


This NPR podcast highlights the stories of people with disabilities dedicated to making their state more accessible.

Disability Matters with Joyce Bender

This long-running podcast focuses on the employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.

Disability After Dark

“Disability, sexuality and everything else about the disability experience that we don’t talk about”

Crip Camp

Groundbreaking summer camp galvanizes teens with disabilities to help build a movement for greater equality

Josh Blue

Stand-up comedian who happens to have cerebral palsy. His latest special is called Broccoli.


Comedy series follows the challenges and triumphs of a gay man navigating the world with mild cerebral palsy.

Best Practices for Portraying People with Disabilities in Advertising
Just like it sounds
Critical Axis

Developed by The Disabled List, this website collects and analyzes disability representation in media. 

GSD&M’s Asian Employee Resource Group recommends:
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott

Graphic memoir of actor/author/activist George Takei’s childhood imprisoned in American internment camps during WWII

Good Talk by Mira Jacob

A bold, wry and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families and the realities that divide us

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

This three-part graphic novel explores the nuances of Asian-American identity.

Asian Boss Girl

A podcast for the modern day Asian American women hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, and Janet Wang.

Model Majority Podcast

A podcast about politics, culture and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers.

Asian Enough

Los Angeles Times podcast about being Asian-American—the joys, the complications and everything in between

Asian Americans

Five-part PBS documentary is the most extensive ever to chronicle the history of the Asian-American community.


This award-winning film follows a Korean-American family who moves to Arkansas in search of their American dream.

Asian Americans

Five-part PBS documentary is the most extensive ever to chronicle the history of the Asian-American community.

“The Invisible Women” episode of Hear Us Roar

Soon Mee Kim, Omnicom PR Group’s Global DE&I Officer discusses the model minority myth and AAPI women feeling invisible


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