Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Three women discussing judicial diversity

The League of Women Voters is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout the League and the country. 

This page includes links to articles and events focused on attaining that goal.

Organizations in Contra Costa will be participating in the 2019 United Against Hate Week from November 17-23. Last year, aligned with the value and spirit of the United Against Hate Week, the Board of Supervisors and community based organizations convened Candlelight Vigil and Film Screening events in the County. Go to https://unitedagainsthateweek.org/ to learn more and check out local events that you can attend.

On Racism and Implicit Bias:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/dear-fellow-white-people-heres-what-to-do-when-youre-called-racist/2019/08/20/6e31941a-beda-11e9-b873-63ace636af08_story.html  (includes thoughtful suggestions and a link to an online "bias cleanse" program from MTV's Look Different campaign, with input from the Kirwan Institute)

A book recommendation from LWVDV Boardmember Sue Brandy:  Waking Up White, by Debby Irving. 2014, Elephant Room Press. https://www.debbyirving.com/the-book/"Waking Up White's personal narrative is designed to work well as a rapid read, a book group book, or support reading for courses exploring racial and cultural issues."