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Diversity toolkit

As part of Augustana's ongoing effort to provide resources to the entire community, inclusive of staff, faculty and students, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has created the Diversity Toolkit, a multimedia collection of resources about diversity, inclusion and belonging.

This list of books, articles, videos, and websites helps higher education professionals remain current on innovative strategies, and ways of knowing, to enhance equity and high performance within the educational and work environments of Augustana.
 

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Women in IT: The Facts

Women in IT: The Facts

This report (PDF), sponsored by the National Center for Women & Information Technology’s Workforce Alliance, brings together the latest findings from recent research on women in technology.

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Pronoun Introductions

Pronoun Introductions

What are "gender pronouns?" When should we ask for them? How should we ask for them? This resource (PDF) from the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity at Duke University covers an array of questions in regard to gender pronouns that one may have.

 

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Pro Infirmis: Because who is perfect?

Pro Infirmis: Because who is perfect?

The "Because who is perfect? Get closer." campaign was devised for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Pro Infirmis, an organization for the disabled. It was designed to provoke reflection on the acceptance of people with disabilities. Director Alain Gsponer has captured the campaign as a short film.

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Why Companies Should Add Class to Their Diversity Discussions

Why Companies Should Add Class to Their Diversity Discussions

We know it’s awkward, talking about class. Especially in the United States, talking about class is considered taboo. When the subject comes up, otherwise articulate extroverts suddenly find themselves caught up in the social awkwardness that is a customary partner of conversations about class.

Why Companies Should Add Class to Their Diversity Discussions

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When Activism Rises

When Activism Rises

The most recent wave of student activism on college and university campuses typically took the form of building or office “takeovers,”  as well as lists of “demands” (http://www.thedemands.org/) presented to administrators. Among the challenges for these leaders at all levels of the academy, but presidents and chancellors, in particular, were how do they productively engage in dialogue with students angered by what they perceive as decade

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What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement (Book)

What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement (Book)

This book focuses on five main topics: employment issues such as pay discrimination, work-life balance and the government's response, women's reproductive rights and the limits it places on their economic mobility, sexual harassment and violence, and the potential detrimental effect of the label "feminist.”

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President Obama Hosts LGBT Reception

President Obama Hosts LGBT Reception

President Obama spoke at his eighth annual White House reception honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. He talked about the progress that had been made to advance LGBT rights and warned against being complacent but to continue the work to help those suffering from HIV/AIDS and to prevent discrimination and persecution in the U.S.

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The Explainer: Managing Multicultural Teams

The Explainer: Managing Multicultural Teams

Based on the Harvard Business Review article by Jeanne Brett, Kristin Behfar and Mary C. Kern, this video gives an overview of common problems in multicultural teams and explains strategies for addressing these challenges.