Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Learning is crucial to fostering a robust and inclusive environment. Our Diversity & Inclusion team has curated a list of resources for those interested in broadening their perspectives. Resources will be added as conversations continue.

Our Diversity and Inclusion resources span a vast range of topics and may change over time to provide timely and relevant information to our members and community supporters. 

 

The Junior League of Dallas serves many agencies in our community that serve people in a variety of ways. Click here to find out more about our partner agencies.

Ageism

Stereotyping and/or discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age.

“Let’s End Ageism” TED Talk
Ted Talk discussing working to end ageism.

The Senior Source
Resources and services for senior-related topics and issues.

Community Council of Greater Dallas
Events and information related to seniors (in Spanish too).

Elder Financial Safety Center
Resource for older adults to address financial security.

American Psychological Association
Principles for writing to ensure your language is free of age-bias.

Anti-Racism

An active effort to work against racism's multidimensional aspects including the oppression of marginalized groups via oftentimes unconscious, covert and unintentional actions.

Pew Research Center
Key facts about U.S. Hispanics and their diverse heritage.

American Psychological Association
Writing principles to ensure your writing is free of bias when talking about racial and ethnic identity.

“Seeing White” Podcast
Deep dive into police shootings, domestic terrorism and racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice and hiring.

A Cup of Jo
Article for parents and caregivers to raise race-conscious children.

JLD Summer Series Resources
A comprehensive listing of all resources named by the speakers, present on their organization’s website, or mentioned during the sessions by others.

Education

Education spans a variety of topics related to school safety, funding and its inequality, testing, accessibility and other needs, as well as many other issues that children may encounter in the public and private school systems.

ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Educational Leadership
Research article regarding Unequal School Funding in the United States.

NovelHand.com, site dedicated to Global Humanitarian Issues
Article discussing how Redlining affects the Education System.

Brookings.edu – Unequally disconnected: Access to online learning in the U.S.
Article using U.S. Census Data to quantify the impact of COVID-19 on children’s education.

U.S. Department of Education on Testing
Information on testing details, how testing is handled for children with disabilities and limited English proficiency, how testing results are used, and more.

National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
A variety of resources regarding school safety and issues in schools.

Gender Equality

The different behaviors, aspirations and needs of women and men are considered, valued and favored equally.

“Gender Equity Starts in the Home”
Harvard Business Review article addressing Gender Equity.

“Don’t Let the Pandemic Set Back Gender Equality”
Harvard Business Review article discussing COVID set-backs in regards to Gender Equity.

“Ten things to Know About Gender Equality”
History and Progress around Gender Equality by McKinsey & Company.

American Psychological Association
Principles to ensure your writing talks about gender with inclusivity and respect.

“Why Gender Equality is Good for Everyone” TED Talk
Ted Talk discussing why gender equality is good for everyone, including men.

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

An intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) includes many severe, chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments. Individuals diagnosed with an IDD often struggle with language, mobility, learning and independent living.

“Sensory-Inclusive Activities That Make Family Time Fun For All”
Parents Magazine article about Sensory-inclusive family activities.

“Intentional inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (ID)”
Special Olympics resource that provides Health Facts, Background Information, Tips on becoming inclusive for people with ID and Organizations that work with People with ID.

“How to include people with disabilities”
Information and Tools to change our Culture and Priorities to respect, welcome and include people with disabilities.

“Understanding sensory processing issues”
Information from Understood.org on a variety of topics related to Sensory Processing.

Strategic Plan Update
Texas Statewide Behavioral Health strategic plan.

LGBTQIA+

An acronym used to describe the gender and sexuality spectrums including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questionining, intersex and ally (or asexual).

Teaching Tolerance – Gender & Sexual Identity
Website with resources, articles and more.

American Psychological Association
Principles for writing to ensure your language for talking about sexual orientation is done bias-free, with inclusivity and respect.

Gender and Sexuality TED Talk
Ted Talk about “Why Kids Need to Learn About Gender and Sexuality”

LGBT Bar NY Podcast
Discussion about how the election of the Biden-Harris ticket will impact the legal rights of LGBTQ+ individuals.

CDC: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
CDC resources addressing specific needs for lesbian and bisexual women.

Mental Health

Mental health relates to our emotional, psychological and social well-being and is important at every stage of life. It impacts how we think, feel and act.

Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Resources and parenting a child with ADHD.

Mental Health of Greater Dallas
Screenings for a variety of Mental Health issues ad evaluating symptoms and conditions.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Treatment options, services and hotline for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Social Work Resources for Mental Health
A listing of tools, research portals, government organizations, nonprofits, blogs, and hotlines devoted to addressing issues ranging from general mental illnesses and disorders to specific needs of diverse populations, including LGBTQ youth, minorities, women, and veterans.

CDC Mental Health
Free and confidential resources to help you or a loved one connect with a skilled and trained counselor in your area.

Physical Accessibility

Physical accessibility refers to the design of products, services or environments so that they're accessible to all people, regardless of a person’s physical abilities.

Ability Connection
Dallas area non-profit that provides a wide array of services and programs.

United States Access Board
Government site that provides a variety of providers that focus on accessibility.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Disability and health inclusion strategies.

Understood
Article addressing “Disability inclusion at work: What it is and why it matters”.

American Psychological Association
Writing principles to ensure your language is bias-free when talking about disability.

Socio-Economic Status

Socio-economic status is most often tied to the combination of someone's education, income and occupation - is the social standing of an individual or group. Examinations often reveal inequities in access to resources, plus issues of privilege and power.

Prosperity Now
Organization dedicated to providing tools and resources for providing financial security.

Legal Aid of North West Texas
Site listing the latest financial and topical news for those needing assistance across various categories.

Community Council of Greater Dallas
City of Dallas resources for a variety of family and personal emergency needs related to financial assistance, senior issues, mobility issues and more.

American Psychological Association
Principles for talking about socioeconomic status with inclusivity and respect.

2019 City of Dallas Equity Indicators Report
City of Dallas report measuring change towards greater equity in Dallas.