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.
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.
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.
2021 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SPONSOR
2021 Virtual Diversity & Inclusion Summit- "Finding Your Voice & Embracing Your Authenticity"
We are committed to finding strength in the diverse ideas, backgrounds and perspectives we each bring. We hope this Summit inspires us all, challenges us with new ideas and empowers us to harness our authentic selves as a pathway to diversity and inclusion.
2021 SUMMER SERIES - ISSUES FACING THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY AND HOW WE CAN BE ALLIES
Our August 2021 event delved into issues facing the LGBTQI+ community and how we can be allies.
2021 SUMMER SERIES - DEMYSTIFYING CRITICAL RACE THEORY
Our conversation with Dr. Tiffany Anderson provided information to answer questions about the history of critical race theory and how the theory is used in higher education.
2020 Summer Series - Listen, Learn and Now What
What does it mean to be an ally? What are microaggressions and how can we avoid them? What is in the JLD D&I Action Plan? Learn the answers to all three questions and more during the first session in our virtual Summer Series.
2020 Summer Series - History of Race in Dallas
Learn more about the history of social injustices and redlining in Dallas to better understand how Dallas’ history impacts the JLD mission and our issue areas.
2020 Summer Series - Book Study: "White Fragility" & "So You Want to Talk about Race"
Join and discuss key points of two important books focused on diversity and inclusion. We will explore how these learnings can be applied in everyday life, and how racial healing begins at personal and local levels.