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Alison Wescott,  Chair
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New DEI Logo March 31 2022

Our Commitment to Diversity

LWV 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.  It is a fundamental value of the organization and belongs alongside our hallmark of nonpartisanship.

At the LWVUS biennium convention 2020 in June, hundreds of League delegates from across the nation voted to enhance our organization's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by moving it from a resolution to a policy.  This change was very significant.  Prior to this change the only policy that the national League enforced at a governance level was our nonpartisan policy.  Now, our commitment to DEI is on par with our commitment to nonpartisanship.  

"We, as an organization acknowledge our own difficult history with racism while we embrace our future, where DEI will become part of our DNA."

--Deborah Turner, from her address at the 2020 National Convention



 



DEI Events Around Town & Beyond

NAACP Juneteenth 2022ACLU Florida training seminar (Monday, June 13 @ 6:30-7:30): “Racial Justice Series: Economic Inequity & Reparations." Racial wealth disparities have significant financial and social consequences. Wealth is positively correlated with better health, educational and economic outcomes. Reparations could offer wealth-building opportunities that address racial disparities in education, housing, and business ownership. Dr. Eric Smaw from Rollins College will address the glaring inequities in economic opportunities today and how reparations could help bridge the gap.

Gender Affirming Care of Children flyerSpace Coast League's panel discussion on Gender Affirming Care of Children scheduled for Monday, June 13th at 7pm. See details in the flyer and register for the Zoom link

The Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Their mission is to convene researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. Read about their research & tech initiatives, plans for Juneteenth, the Antiracist Book Festival, and more...

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