Promoting Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the League and in the Community

The League of Women Voters of Wake County 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. We encourage meaningful reflection and discussion that contributes to a more inclusive community. The following resources are provided as part of that effort.

Recommended Readings & activities

Recommended Books - List of useful readings

Project Implicit - Online, interactive Implicit Association Tests (IAT) offered through Harvard measuring implicit attitudes and beliefs

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack - Dr. Peggy McIntosh’s groundbreaking essay (includes discussion facilitation notes)

League Work Through a DEI Lens - List of important questions to ask

Videos

Shifting Perspectives & BEHAVIORS

Embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) requires a willingness to question one’s own implicit biases as well as confronting the biases of others. The following videos offer practical advice and explain the importance of more inclusive ways of thinking and behaving.

Understanding Different Lived Experiences

Different experiences influence our knowledge and understanding of others, of issues, and of the world around us. The following videos provide opportunities to better understand perspectives and lived experiences that may differ from one’s own.