Diversity Equity and Inclusion Resources

 LWVMA is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.  LWVMA is committed to providing training for its members focused on raising awareness, offering skills to utilize, sharing tools and resources to embody a more inclusive, welcoming, and diverse organization.

LWVUS Resources to support your League’s effort to educate yourself on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) Many great DEI resources can be found on the national website.  Below, we have provided direct links to each category and to a few items that we find particularly useful.

LWVUS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

Definitions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI Continued Learning Materials, including Articles, Books and Audio materials

LWVUS DEI Webinars 

2018 LWVUS Convention Presentation Archive

NEW from LWVUS in December 2019 – Diversity Equity and Inclusion Guide

“In an effort to assist all members in embracing our commitment to DEI, we want to educate, enlighten, and provoke discussion around this topic. The LWVUS DEI Committee has created a guide to DEI materials we feel are most relevant to this goal. The guide consists of internal resources created by LWV members and staff and external sources recommended by the Committee. The guide can be viewed at https://www.lwv.org/league-management/diversity-equity-inclusion/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-guide. Additional resources and tools will be added as they are created or become available.” -LWVUS

  • DEI Basics: Resources in this section provide a basic overview of what DEI is, what we mean by common DEI terms, and why DEI is so important to our League work.
  • Individual Learning/Internal Evaluation: This section offers resources to assist with education and evaluation of DEI at an individual level.
  • DEI Lens and League Work: Resources in this section are meant to provide tools and education on how Leagues can apply a DEI Lens to all of their League work and center DEI in that work .
  • Beyond the Basics: This section offer supplemental resources for those who have reviewed and applied the other resources and are looking for ways to deepen their DEI education and be a strong voice for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Additional  Resources from LWVMA –
Below, we have provided direct links to 4 separate lists.

Audio/Video Resources on Basic Concepts, intended to increase general understanding of DEI among LWVMA Members   

Books and Articles suitable for a book group or individual learning in three topic areas:

Please note: This is a “living document,” meaning we will be adding items as we become aware of them. If you have something to recommend, or you have questions or comments, please email us at: Diversitycommittee@lwvma.org  Thank you!