OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

For years, the Junior League of Dallas has made advancing diversity and inclusion a priority within our organization and a cornerstone of our tripartite mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Diversity, equity and inclusion are foundational to everything we do and is woven into the strategies, practices and future of the JLD. We are an organization of strong, diverse women committed to building a better Dallas, and we recognize issues of diversity and inclusion and take them seriously. The League is working towards being a more inclusive organization where women can be their authentic selves and have a sense of belonging. We understand that our work and the work of organizations like ours is never done and we are listening, understanding, and evolving together. We do not stand with you in words alone, but seek to ensure that each member of our organization has training and resources to develop the cultural awareness and competency needed to support one another and to advance the mission of the Junior League of Dallas.

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Summer Education Series

This summer, the JLD hosted our Diversity & Inclusion Summer Series designed to prompt tough conversations and educate members about past and current issues facing people of color. Videos of each session are available for viewing below.

Personal Study Resources

A diverse organization is a strong organization, and one key to fostering a robust and inclusive environment is learning. We have curated a list of valuable resources for those who are interested in broadening their perspectives.

 

Please check back soon for D&I Resources

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Focus Groups

In order to develop and refine the League’s response to issues of discrimination across all communities, we will be hosting internal focus groups. Please click below to RSVP for an upcoming focus group. Groups will each be limited to 20 members to allow for deeper discussions.

 

Focus Group Registration: Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Goal:Understand what Members expect from D&I initiatives

Focus Group Registration: Jan. 29 at noon
Goal:Understand what Members expect from D&I initiatives

Focus Group Registration: Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Goal: Understand what actions, behaviors and policies foster inclusiveness within the League

Focus Group Registration: Feb. 12 at noon
Goal: Understand what actions, behaviors and policies foster inclusiveness within the League

Focus Group Registration: Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Goal: Understand what Members expect from the League when major local and national events are occurring (i.e., health crisis, social unrest, etc.)

Focus Group Registration: Feb. 19 at noon
Goal: Understand what Members expect from the League when major local and national events are occurring (i.e., health crisis, social unrest, etc.)

Training

In addition to expanding our cultural competency document and training program to include more members and staff, we will provide Member programming designed to provide education around issues facing diverse populations, including people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, and different socioeconomic backgrounds.