Tag Archives: inclusion

Resources and Strategies for Addressing Safety, Understanding and Inclusion

Contact:  Janet Olsen, olsenj@msu.edu

Description:  There are many tools available to help adults provide support to young people affected by bias, harassment and other forms of violence.  This website provides links to a number of relevant resources.

URL: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/resources_and_strategies_for_addressing_safety_understanding_and_inclusion

Keywords:  Bias, harassment, violence, inclusion

Target Audiences:  Youth leaders, 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

Diversity: The Source of Our Strength

Contact:  Jane Wright, wright.646@osu.edu

Description:  In this project, 4-H members explore the many forms of diversity in daily life, see life from various perspectives, and have fun learning about new situations and people who are different from them. The experience concludes with a “capstone project” of the member’s choosing. In addition to addressing academic standards from the National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition, the activities in the project build these life skills: valuing diversity, critical thinking, interacting with others, being empathetic, processing information, making decisions, and being a responsible citizen.

URL:  http://projectcentral.ohio4h.org/publications/diversity-the-source-of-our-strength/

Keywords:  diversity, inclusion, leadership, 4-H, disabilities, religion, civil rights

Target Audiences:  4-H members, youth