The Professional Access and Equity Committee is responsible to the membership through the Vice President for Professional Development for the following association activities:

  • encouraging and providing opportunities to enhance the professional involvement of individuals from all backgrounds represented within VACRAO
  • identifying ways in which VACRAO can promote and sustain inclusiveness within the association and on each campus; and

  • sensitizing VACRAO leaders and members to issues of importance to all people from all backgrounds by making recommendations for improving professional development and involvement in the association.

To further assist in the charge given to the committee, we have compiled the following resources:


Stamped From The Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips

The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas

The Little Book of Racial Healing By DeWolf and Geddes


Just Mercy-Amazon Video


When They See Us-Netflix