Category Archives: Fact Sheet

Tips for Talking about Race

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri, diversity@missouri.edu

Description:  This 3-page document provides strategies for thoughtfully engaging in conversations about race.

URL:  https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/handouts/talk-about-race.pdf

Keywords:  Facilitation, race

Target Audiences:  Academicians, university personnel, Extension professionals

The Language of Identity

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri, diversity@missouri.edu

Description:  Words can significantly impact our interaction with others. Regardless of our motive and intentions, they may harm or enhance dialogue. Learning about the most current terminology also encourages a more productive dialogue about diversity and inclusion. Use this guide to begin learning about inclusive language.

URL:  https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/handouts/inclusive-language.pdf

Keywords:  Diversity, language, word choice, bias, inclusion

Target Audiences:  Individuals, Extension professionals, community

Speak Up! Identifying and Confronting Bias and Prejudice

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri, diversity@missouri.edu

Description:  This nine page document provides some foundational guideance on confronting bias and prejudice.

URL:  https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/handouts/speak-up.pdf

Keywords:  diversity, language, word choice, bias, inclusion

Target Audiences:  individuals, Extension professionals, community

Guide to Facilitating Dialogues

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri, diversity@missouri.edu

Description:  Dialogue facilitators do not need to be experts on the topic being discussed. Good facilitators help establish a safe environment where participants can discuss complex and often emotionally-charged issues. Facilitators also help participants understand that the dialogue is a learning experience and not a forum for participants to voice their opinions without listening to others.  This short fact sheet provides some initial thoughts to guide a facilitator.

URL:  https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/handouts/facilitating-dialogue.pdf

Keywords:  diversity, language, word choice, bias, inclusion

Target Audiences:  individuals, Extension professionals, community

10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness and Inclusiveness

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri, diversity@missouri.edu

Description:  This short page offers advice on ways to interact with others to promote inclusiveness.

URL:  https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/handouts/10ways-mindfulness-inclusiveness.pdf

Keywords:  Mindfulness, inclusiveness, safe places

Target Audiences:  Extension professionals, community